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RATINGS: 104   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 ‘Nordeast’ 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2010
All around, a bit bland. Some malty sweetness, but not a lot of complexity or character. Nothing offensive, it would be an ok session brew, but if I’m drinking Grain Belt, I’d prefer it to be Grain Belt Premium, in a can, while floating down a river.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Light stricken, spoiled veggies, cardboard, and cola aroma. Flavors of slightly roasted caramel, pizza box, and grass. Raw, grainy and gritty mouthfeel. Never a repeat!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zeke626 (428) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle, pours a caramel/light amber body with off-white, creamy foam head. Aroma and flavor of malts, light caramel, corn, and bread. Similar to Grain Belt Premium, except with a more malty flavor instead of a corn flavor. Lightly carbonated with an oily mouthfeel. Sticky sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2010
I wasn’t expecting too much out of this brew it was a lot more tasty than I imagined. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a stellar beer but it is better than a swift kick to the groin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vikingguy (813) - 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 don’t 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 (3322) - 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 doesn’t really throw off the aroma in any way. The flavor is some caramel and nice toast, but other than that it’s a lot like normal grain belt with it light hop zing, its’ signature fruitiness and mild sweetness. I like grain belt, and I like this as well. I hope it makes it to Des Moines, it’ll 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 it’s Dist.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WisconsinBeer (706) - 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 (777) - 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 (1921) - 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 don’t 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!

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