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

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813 Ratings
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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 31
Gots: 66 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: proc on 10-16-2006

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Ratings: 813 | Reviews: 346
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.

Photo of dbtossi
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp clean flavor, light in color

Photo of kbernthal
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

light in color and smell, very refreshing and crisp taste

Photo of PA-hunter
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dull, semi dark yellow with mild cloudiness. Two finger head that dissipates fast.

Smell- Fresh grains, biscuity malt, with spice notes.

Taste- Quite grainy with a semi sweet malt with a touch of a toasted flavor. Clean finish with a touch of hop bitterness. Some watery flavor as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body.

Overall- A decent craft lager but I wouldn't seek this one out. I thought it would be better coming from Bell's. Has a watery quality to it that some macros do. A Budweiser edges this one out a few points in a lager battle IMO. Still not bad and drinkable, just could use more flavor.

Photo of solomon1122
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good taste, Strong aroma.

Photo of KF_MSU
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light in color and very flavorful. Smooth beer with an interesting aftertaste.

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.