Bell's Lager Of The Lakes - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by schoolcb:
4.05/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a 6-pack while in Indy. Pours a dark yellow, small white head that died off, but left a ring around my glass (overall well carbonated). Crystal clear. Malty aroma, a little bready and a hint of toast. Munich malt dominates the taste. Beer is fairly bitter, but well balanced. Hop flavor is spicy but not overpowering. They say the Amber Ale is their flagship brand, but I would say this beer gives it a run for that title. This is one beer I could come back to time and time again, but they don't sell it here!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2008 23:41:39 | More by schoolcb
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4.2/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Fairly clear golden yellow pour from the 12oz bottle to a chalice. A puffy frothy white cap builds to two fingers before falling to a thick ring. Decent head retention. Lacing starts with sheets and webs that drizzle down the glass.
S- Somewhat simple but still plenty of aromatic strength. Light cracked cereal grains with some apple light fruit notes, spiciness, citrus and bready yeast.
T- Once again plays on the side of simplicity but delivers a clean, flavorful lager beer. Overall the beer has a strong fruity feel of both light apple and pear hints as well as some citrus zest. Other hints of bread, cracked pilsner and cereal grains and spicy hops.
MF- Light and crisp overall body with a foamy texture. It really puffs up with agitation to the moderately high carbonation. Tiny bitterness.
I think this is a very underrated lager. It doesnt blow me away but it is very clean and the flavors employed balance out very smoothly. This is what summer brews should be like.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:06:15 | More by cbutova
3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured on tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, straw gold coloring, with a sparse filmy white surface coat. Nose of toasted grains, subtle berry sweetness, and floral hops. Flavors are fruit and floral forward, with a tangy caramel nackbone, some hops resin, and subtle pine notes. Fruitier than I would have expected. Smooth, light bodied, with a tangy, sweet, berry fruit aftertaste. Smooth, slick finish.
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 20:44:42 | More by GarthDanielson
Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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