Bell's Quinannan Falls Lager - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
on tap@ Blue door pub (pint)
A- pours a clear golden yellow color with a white 2 finger head nice lacing and collar thru out
S-pine and hops lemon grass and herbs malt biscuits and yeast
T-delicious first it its pine and citrus hops light but so tasty with baked bread followed by german lager yeast
M- crisp and pure hoppy and fruity with bread and spice prickly on the plate herbs great carbonation
O- could drink this all day great lager
09-23-2013 21:14:36 | More by gatornation
3.2/5 rDev -20.8%
Draft at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a clear pale gold color with a frothy two finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Very nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.
Grassy floral hop aroma with ale malt and a slight adjunct presence. Some grass, straw and light fruit with slightly earthy, grassy, saaz like hops. There's also some pilsner malts apple and pear. Decent but nothing special about the nose.
Medium bodied wih a crisp hop bite that lingers over the pale malt and sweet fruit notes into a dry finish. Bitter and dry with grass, straw and subtle pine needle followed by bread, biscuit, apple and pear. There's also a weird adjunct like metallic graininess that I can't put my finger on which lingers after the finish. Crisp and refreshing with nice dryness but a weird and unpleasant aftertaste.
09-09-2013 02:23:52 | More by corby112
4.23/5 rDev +4.7%
@ Busy Bee
Clear yellow with almost no head. Stinky, leafy, oily hop aromas along with pineapple, herbs, and lager yeast. Similarly hopped-up flavor: lightly sweet, pine resin dankness, earthy/spicy hop. Medium bodied with a firm bitterness and pleasantly crisp. A nice, pungent hop presence all-around making for a unique, very enjoyable pale lager.
08-24-2013 16:32:58 | More by wedge
4.53/5 rDev +12.1%
On tap, Michigan Summer Beerfest 2013. The body of Quinannan Falls lager sits somewhere around straw and yellow with deeper and brighter gold highlights at its very core. A finger's worth of stark white foam forms like a cloud and lasts much longer than expected. Some nice looking lacing webs up on the sides of the glass and stays there for the remainder of the brew.
Wow, the aroma is awesome! Citric and herbal hops abound, giving off notes of grapefruit, tangerine, grass, light pines, and lots of leaves. Some tropical notes lie farther in the background, too; faint mango and papaya. The malt bill does not go unnoticed, however - plenty of lightly sweet pale malts, grains, and a touch of biscuit and cracker. Hefty lager yeast gives a nice, fresh, and super-clean note in the afterthought.
One of my biggest gripes with "hoppy lagers" is that the "lager" portion of the beer goes largely under the radar, buried beneath the bashing of alpha acids an lupulins. I'm pretty excited to find out that it's not the case with Quinannan Falls Lager - the crisp, fresh, and bready yeast is the first thing that my palate picks out when I take a sip.
Without any hesitation, a brigade of citrus fruits, pines, leaves, tropical fruits, and herbal hops rushes in and jolts the palate. No doubt this is a substantial hop bill, but it's complementary to the yeast and the malt, rather than blatantly flaunting its superiority. Toasty bread and cracker malt with a very, very light imparted sweetness that balances nicely with the hop bitterness. The lager yeast is noticeable again in the final moments, giving a nice, clean finish.
Just like you'd expect from a lager, the body is somewhere between light-medium and there's plenty of carbonation to go around, providing a snip-snap, mildly sharp, crisp, clean, and dry mouth feel. I don't know what else you'd want from a pale lager as far as body and mouth feel goes. It feels exactly like it should, and does nothing but make this delicious beer even more drinkable.
Quinannan Falls Lager has eluded me for quite a while; it has been on tap numerous times at places near me, though somehow it has taken me this long to finally try it, but better late than never. This stuff is outstanding, and probably my favorite "hopped up lager". It showcases an IPA-like hop bill while retaining the discernible qualities you expect from a lager. Great balance of hops, malt, and yeast, and drinkability is through the roof.
08-07-2013 11:26:40 | More by tectactoe
Bell's Quinannan Falls Lager from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.