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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Named after the hardworking neighborhood where the original Grain Belt Brewery established its roots back in 1893. The term ĎNordeastí comes from the Northern and Eastern European immigrants and their language which helped shape Northeast Minneapolis. This amber American Lager is our way of honoring the storied past of Grain Belt and the people who helped to make it legendary! Cheers!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vikingguy (800) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours an attractive copper color with lasting white head. Caramel malt and hops on the nose. Taste: Definitely Grain Belt. Same distinctive taste as the Premium only a little more caramelly and creamy. Notes of caramel, sweet malt, hard water (minerals), grass and corn. Light to moderately hopped. This is good, but I donít understand why they made it so similar to Premium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3216) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2010
Picked up a six pack on the west side of Dubuque, where despite what you may have heard in Association songs they do sell liquor. Pours very clear with a caramel color and a big white head that shrinks a bit. The aroma is caramel and lots of floral and fruity notes. There is a mild corniness but it doesnít really throw off the aroma in any way. The flavor is some caramel and nice toast, but other than that itís a lot like normal grain belt with it light hop zing, itsí signature fruitiness and mild sweetness. I like grain belt, and I like this as well. I hope it makes it to Des Moines, itíll be a great summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2010
Nice golden color mild malty hoppy aroma.The flavor was mildly malty with some nice graininess,mild hops in the background.Very smooth brew easy to drink great brew for the hot mowers days coming up.Well worth trying if you can find it,which i must be lucky i thought KQRS said it was limited in itís Dist.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Is this any different than regular Premium? Honestly I was never really a fan of Grain Belt, although I wish they would light up the sign in Minneapolis again. Yeah, this is not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a clear amber brown with very little head. Just a bit of white lacing. Aroma is very nutty with notes of bread and hay. Flavor is very very light, just a bit of earthy notes. Body is very light with a lot of carbonation. Bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
Botle. Pour is dark gold clear tan maybe brown with quick frothy head. Aroma malt which comes off sweet and a little corn. Taste is the same as regular Premium with more malt. Palate is malty and sweet and semi dry. Overall I really donít see nor taste the big deference, but that it is clearly darker in color and maybe more malty. Good beer, but what is really the deference? Drink Premium, just bottle in brown glass!!! Grain Belt Premium is my cheap everyday go to beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2010
Tap at the 1029 in NE Mpls. I was hoping for something in like an oktoberfest or vienna. Rather, this is a beer that is just a shade darker than regular premium, and less sweet, barely. This is without a doubt a very sweet beer. I was hopeful that Schells might make something interesting with this one. It is hard to imagine beer this sweet coming out of Grainbelt in 1893.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2010
Picked up a six-pack at Cellars Wine & Spirits in Shorewood. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of caramel, some light cornmeal, Taste is light to medium bodied, caramel and bready malt flavors, floral hops and a hint of spice. Finish is crisp, a little dry with a short lived dark bread malt and citrus aftertaste. The nostalgic 1930s Grain Belt logo is cool. The clear glass bottle may be an issue if not purchased and drank fresh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
I have to agree with my buddy. This beer tastes like regular premium and boot polish. Not good at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkato (18) - USA - APR 9, 2010
Ran into this one at the liquor store today. Regular Grain Belt was my goto beer for years and years. Not as sweet as the regular. I was honestly really looking forward to this and was a little let down.

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