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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:
#35,857
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,092
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
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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

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled date of 09/13/17

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden yellow in color with a white, finger width head. Fair retention before a mostly barren surface and a thin, broken ring around the edge of the glass. No lace save a small spot or two.

Smell - Hints of cereal grain and light bready sweetness with a faint whiff of grassy hops.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light grain with light grassy hops balancing it out. Hints of honey sweetness. Lingering, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with some bitey carbonation. Crisp, easy drinker with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Good, solid pilsner overall, but nothing particularly special or noteworthy.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent Czech style pilsener. Had this one -finally, I feel I should have gotten this one years ago- out the in woods camping. Poured from bottle to gold Solo cup. Wheat-yellow in color with a collar of nice, white foam atop. Aromas of grain, white pepper, and herbal/floral hops with a lemony zip. Flavor of grain, honey, white bread, white pepper, clean lemon, floral hops. Still enjoying Stroh's Bohemian as my Czech style, but this one is very nice.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a straw yellow color with a thick and, foamy head. I sense crackers and grass, some sweet bread and a tojch if apple. Perfect beer for.enjoying while at the lake, pick one.

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3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ribby
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale yellow. Very mild flavor all around, but still a decent if uninspiring example of the style. If you are looking for a lower alcohol beer in a style accessible to boft craft beer afficianados and bud drinkers, you would be better served by Bells Third Coast.

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

Photo of jacknyr08
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, about 2 months old.

I have been trying to find a reliable czech-style pilsner made in the US of A that is easily attainable and fresh, and this is a winner in my book. Oily slick body, great aroma and refreshing as hell. Perfect summer beer that pairs with just about everything.

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

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4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,092 ratings
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