Bell's Lager Of The Lakes - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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830 Ratings
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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 34
Gots: 72 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: proc on 10-16-2006

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Ratings: 830 | Reviews: 351
Photo of somalley26
2.67/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing. Would expect more flavor from Bell's.

Photo of 1ale_man
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from a friend. Not found in Texas. Really enjoyed this beer. Better than a lot of lagers I've had. Wish I could get more. Easy drinking.

Photo of bluehende
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very flavorful and nice lager.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not the most compelling beer from bells, thats for sure, but a suitable lager, fine for summer, and very much a helles type in its grain complexion. i found it to be a bit generic though, and that was a surprise because all of their basic styles (like the amber for example) are so well done and distinct. this didnt have much head on it from the tap, but had a fine yellow shine to it and plenty of bubbles. the nose and taste are similar, with some sweetness from the grain coming though in both, and being sort of the oddest feature of this lager. it just doesnt resolve in the finish, the yeast never completes the job it doesnt seem, and thats my main takeaway from this beer. i like the high level of carbonation, it helps keep it moving, and i like that it has some real body to it for the style, not watery at all. i would drink a fair few of these, and thats probably the point, but i know bells to be capable of a lot more than this, so it was a letdown overall, even though the beer is plenty drinkable and a fine lager on the whole.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, crisp and refreshing. Light grain flavors with a touch of green apple.

Photo of hkyplyr73
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Wasnt what i was expecting

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a typical straw yellow lager color. Funky barnyard aroma, some malt and fruity esters. Herbal, hoppy and peppery taste. Moderate but crisp carbonation.
An interesting lager from one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of meganrosso
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not one of my favorites but it was pretty good. It had a natural beer taste but more herby and very crisp

Photo of DanielleHazard
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite bells brewery beer

Photo of KatieS5643
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

smooth beer, good light flavor, light smell. Easy to drink. light gold in color.

Photo of Muscatjo
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typical lager beer. Similar to Sam Adams with crisp color and feel.

Photo of Maiora13
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite Lager. flavorful yet light and exactly what i want from a Lager. Compared to most others it gives you the best bang for your buck.

Photo of rbjorkman
2.47/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

- light yellow/gold color
- hoppy smell/citrus
- mild tasting
- bitter after taste

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a stereotypical lager. When first poured it is a crisp golden color and has an overwhelming smell of yeast. It really did not have any over bearing notes but it is a little bitter. Overall a good beer and easy to drink but nothing overwhelmingly special.

Photo of claudialeshok
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

light and crisp golden orange in color

Photo of partains
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: golden yellow
Smell: wheat, harvest smells
Taste: a bitter bitter, roasted flavors
Overall: unpleasant, did not have many distinct flavors

Photo of CashChel
4.56/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light malty smooth taste, with a crisp and clean finish.

Photo of lucasra1
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smooth drinking, light malt and body. Golden color with a slight biterness. Overall an enjoyable beer with no overwhelming flavors.

Photo of Sydney10
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Visual: Pours a cloudy golden straw color.
Smell: Very fruity on the nose, lemon, apple and pear. Smells very bitter.
Taste: Subtle flavors because the bitterness is overpowering. Lemon, grassy, herbs, and yeast.
Overall: I would not drink this beer again because it is lacking in flavor.

Photo of Joseph01
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Color - Orangish gold

Aroma - Grainy, Floral

Palate - Hints of grain, toasted notes, slightly bitter

Overall - Very good beer

Photo of whitephi
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smooth and refreshing lager. Smells of grains and has floral aroma

Photo of jmalina121
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is golden orange in color with a fresh/green aroma. It is refreshing, but slightly bitter for a lager.

Photo of wilgenb1
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

very smooth and refreshing lager. Great color and aroma. Easy beer to enjoy

Photo of capilial
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very mild for a lager. Goes down very smooth with a touch of toasted tones.

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/87/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit too fruity/estery in the nose, but not overwhelming. Taste of lemon, cracker, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes noticed in the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice Dortmunder lager style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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