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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager Beer is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.

Added by proc on 10-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,528
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
1,110
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
163
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Photo of Spellogue
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft in a shaker pint at aToledo bar.
Presentation is watery and still, with a very light straw color. Interesting. Thin ring of a head, nearly non-existent.
Not much aroma at all, just a light honeyed grassiness.
Flavor is crisp, dry. Enough malt backbone to stand up to the bittering over a thin body.
Layered lacing running from speckles to horizontal plaits.
Mouthfeel is light, but has a hint of velvet.
Nice Pilsner style, begs for good Bavarian pretzels.

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Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KennethBeer
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briancooper45
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoganMc
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SociableJimmy
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

BOD 6/29/17. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.

The nose is very good. It provides a light lemon aspect that is airy over a subtly sweet malt base that has both bread and biscuit aspects.

Light body with a touch of oiliness to it. The carbonation / body balance is world class. Effervescence is noted in the nose several minutes post opening. The middle is a tingly burst of finely bubbled effervescence that trails off towards the finish. The finish forms the final effervescent release crescendo and is quite prickly.

The flavor profile is also very good. Intensity is world class, quite flavorful. Complexity is average - a bit of lemon over a sweet biscuit (mostly) base. Bitterness is surprisingly aggressive for the style and is herbal in nature but lacks real associated flavor. It's more of a bitterness for bitterness' sake approach rather than targeted such as with PU and Saaz. The finish is a bit crisp and fades with a light lemon sweet bitterness.

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Photo of cuy50
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DupaJas
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bob4real
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Comes in a six-pack. Beer style is Czech pilsner, so ingredients include pilsner malt, Czech lager yeast, and the glorious Saaz hops. Slow-poured into glass for less carbonation on the taste and more depth on the foam head for aroma.

L - crystal clear light amber color; white fluffy foam; high amount of lacing

S - hay bales, fresh baked bread, lemon/grassy hop aroma; aromma intensity is low-medium

T - crisp clean water, bready taste, lemon, grassy bitterness; like a barley crop in your glass, very natural taste

F - light body, watery texture, crisp then dry finish

O - The label drew me to this beer, awesome label featuring an engraving of the Great Lakes. Not too mention this is the beer of my ancestral land of Bohemia, so my opinion is a bit biased. Excellent craft pilsner, must try for the pilsner fans.

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Photo of denver10
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AColtonOfBeer
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brocktune
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,110 ratings
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