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

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BA SCORE
82
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793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 29
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
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: 793 | Reviews: 336
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.

Photo of redinge7
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

light, golden in color. Refreshing and crisp. I would drink this on a sandy beach.

Photo of barczar
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grainy and floral aroma. Flavor is grainy and floral, as well, with a bready finish. I burp sulfur. There's also some light fruity character present. Clean finish, but nondescript.

Photo of WillWillows
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crisp clean flavor, slight hop bitterness on the front end, maintains its clean taste to the end. It can sit with you and is not bad as it moves towards room temperature. No need to pound these, the taste is worth taking your time.

Photo of boomecho
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy head that hangs around for a bit; great lacing and legs; color of honey with a head of light khaki; taste is biscuity delicious with some very subtle bitterness at the front. Goes great with a fat Angus burger.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.85/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

great example of a lager. Very drinkable refreshing session beer. taste,smell,look..perfect example of a classic beer. this beer is great after having a stout or porter!

Photo of RyanPoff
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

A: Pours an apple juice color with little head or retention. A bit expected of the style, but not the best.

S: Cereal malts, sweetness, and a touch of bread. Very good for a lager.

T: Smell accurately reflected in the taste, with a slight balance of hops. Malty, but again, a good example of the style.

M: Fuller than you'd expect of a BMC and a lager in general. Substantive.

I tend to not drink lagers except in the summer, but this is a good example of the style.

Photo of Ag-Hag
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Extremely good beer. Very good balance of strength and flavors. Nice complexity without being overblown or stilted. Highly recommended.

Photo of Caveworm
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bell's Lager Of The Lakes - Bell's Brewery, Inc. Poured from the bottle into a mug, this brew's got a finger thick, mildly porous frothy head, nice lacing, and a clear, pale golden body.

I smell faintly roasted malts and JUST a dash of hop bitterness.

Tastes like light biscuit malts. A slightly metallic bite hit the tongue, but I like it.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Overall 3.25 is given to Bell's Lager Of The Lakes - Bell's Brewery, Inc. A very refreshing brew, I may pick this up again.

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Lager of the lakes brewed by Bell's Brewery Inc. with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a cloudy amber with a small white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see thought it. The smell is rich with sweetness and grains. So far this brew is nice now for the taste. The taste is sweet and smooth, but there is a little bit of a bite at the end. There is nothing over powering in this brew. Lager of the the lakes has a nice balance to it. Bell's did a nice job with this one. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5.
I would buy this brew again.

Photo of HattedClassic
3.8/5  rDev +5%

The beer pours a white bubbly head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear and pale gold color. The beer smell has a strong sweet malt smell. The smell also has yeast notes and a bit of a light hop profile that create a bitter banana smell. The beer taste is similar to the smell but that the notes are stronger and that hops are more noticeable than in the smell. The beer is very refreshing but a little sticky. The beer has a very light body and very smooth. It also has very little carbonation. Overall, a pretty good beer worth getting.

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.