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

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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 24
Gots: 41 | 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:
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(Beer added by: proc on 10-16-2006)
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3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Batch 10609 Dated 9.19.2011 A

A - Pours a light, clear yellow with a one finger white head. Slowly fades, some lacing is left on the glass.

S - Wheat, light malt, corn.

T - Wheat, sweet malts.

D - Average carbonation and body.

O - Nice lager, light.

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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bell's Lager

Pours like a standard lager, clear, straw yellow color. Short livid head.
Aroma of cereal grains and small flowery hop. In the taste, clean lagery flavor. Cracker like malt, restrained bitterness and a clean finish. Actually similar to alot of the macro lagers, but more unoffensive than most. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is decent. Overall, Bells proves they can brew a "working class" beer. Standard American Lager, with no frills.

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Bright and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid four fingers of white head with good retention and lots of lacing.

Smell: Pale Munich and Pils malts with some caramel, yeast, and wheat grains. Light hints of earthy noble hops. Smells bready and buttery.

Taste: Bready and sweet Munich and Pils malts with lots of caramel and some toffee. A good amount of grassy hops add a mild bitterness. Very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid lager. Nice level of hop bitterness for a pale lager.

Photo of Forb
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: Slightly pale / golden color with a light and quickly vanishing head.

Smell: Pilsner hops are very prevalent on the nose with elements of grain and german malt.

Taste: Fresh, crisp, slightly grassy hop profile, amid an equally minor wheat / malt influence brings this one to a level of refreshingly full flavor.

Mouthfeel: Refreshingly crisp carbonation explodes with flavor elements settling lightly on the pallet.

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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Tawny golden pale yellow. Head that quickly dissapates and leaves no lacing.

S - Clean and fresh. Touch of grassiness.

T - Taste like your average lager.

O - Meh. Taste about like an adjunct lager. Not bad if you want something simple and want to stray away from a Bud.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a pale clear golden. Head is a little over a finger and lasts well. Slight bit of lacing.
S- Smell is pilsner malt, rather crackery with a fresh aroma, a fresh grass hop smell.
T- Initially it's got just a fresh, green taste. Quite grassy up front, the finish is a pilsener malt. Really crackery, biscuity presence.
M- A bit more body than most in style. Carbonation is light and smooth.
O- A good pale lager. Easy drinking and enjoyable. Worth a shot.

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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A clear golden pilsner appearance. Little to no head or lace on the glass

S - Wheat, german malts.

T - Very smooth. Very crisp.

M - Light bodied, and smooth

O - An extremely tasty light lager. Great for a day on the lake or tailgating, when you want to have multiples but not buzz too much. I will buy this again

Photo of adamette
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. brown bottle that I bought for $1.69 at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor a week or so ago into my “The Second City” Weizen glass. Batch number 10257 stamped on the bottom of the back label.

A Translucent banana yellow body with bubbles rising up under a nice 1 to 2 inch white fluffy head that sticks to the inside of the glass, leaving a nice lacing inside.the glass. 3.5

S Nice, basic but pleasing lager smell. Barley malt predominates and any hops are well under control. 3.0

T Taste extends directly from the smell. Barley malt is front and center with balanced hops playing a supporting role. Good, basic lager taste and it lingers beyond the last sip which is welcomed. 3.5

M Thin which is what I would expect. There is moderate carbonation and that pleasing barley malt and hops taste that bolster the feel a bit. 3.5

D/O Very good as anyone should expect with the 5.0% ABV and pleasant tastes. Overall this is a solid lager. 3.5

Notes: The subtitle of this beer (on the label) is “Lager of the Lakes.” I don’t think so. I think that Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold is closer to deserving that honor.

Photo of crossovert
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pkgd 05/27/11.

Pours a pale gold with a foamy white head that leaves some lacing. The beer is rather dull by light lager standards.

Smells like an american lager. Yeasty and unrefined with an awkward bit of hops.

The flavor is okay. Tastes more like a pale ale than say a Helles lager.

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden straw with a lingering head that leaves decent lace.

S - Caramel malt, buscuits, waffles, fresh yeast rolls, slightly floral and clean.

T - Clean, crisp, with a decent malt profile and surprising amount of bitter for a lager. Closer in profile to a pilsner. Herbal tones and honey leave a pleasant sensation that give way to some slight berry and peach tones.

M - Great carbonation and a crisp, clean mouthfeel. The bitter coats the palate and ensures that the beers stays with you for a while.

O - A good lager. Crisp, clean, with some nice subtle tones and a surprising bitterness for the style.

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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in trade from sobeleg. Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light clear golden color. Little to no head or lacing.

S: Grassy and bready. Little to no hop aroma.

T: Grassy with just a hint of spice. Very crisp. Not overly complex.

M: Very light and crisp. A bit of a dry finish. Refreshing.

O: For a pale lager, it's ok. I am in about 100 degree weather right now and this was perfect for the heat.

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