Lager of The Lakes | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.64/5
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1,194 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Bohemian 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 of the Lakes is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.

Added by proc on 10-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,045
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
1,194
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
184
Trade:
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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BRGR Bar

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Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Webcowes
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. can into a glass. Hazy gold color with nice white head. Maintained a good lace throughout. Mild yeasty smell but not off putting. Plenty of flavor for a Pilsner, neither sweet nor sour, hits the right notes. Crisp and clean finish. An unexpected delight thanks to my wife bringing it home on our grocery run. A great alternative to mass market Pilsners when in the mood for for a thirst-quenching beer with character.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice pale gold beer with a fluffy white head. Globs of lacing left behind. The aroma is grainy and hoppy. Taste is light, sweet, hoppy, grainy with some tart lemon.

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Photo of MikeyDD
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can
PKGD: 083018

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, lemon. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, with a nice touch of lemon. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of classixIII
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dakin
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can in the Gray Lot at UM-SMI game.

Pour: drank from the can...

Nose: drank from the can. Maybe a slight aroma

Taste: Crisp malts with slight earthiness, slightly bitter hops. Really clean and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, crisp feel in the mouth but still some body.

Overall: a solid pilsner that works in nearly any situation or food choice. Well done.

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Photo of DBosco
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tallshmo
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

A - Pale gold colored pour with nice carbonation and creamy head retention.

S - Light citrus and earthy cereal grain.

T - Crisp cracker cereal grain from start to finish, light citrus, a hint of herbal earthiness, and a small amount of honey. Ends with a pleasant balanced bitterness.

M - Medium body with just the right amount of pricklies on the tongue.

O - Crisp, refreshing, and deserving of a higher score than the current 3.64 rating.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. can. Clear yellow body. Smells of doughy malts, floral hops, and a bit of honey. Tastes of doughy and bready malts. Stronger spicy hop flavor throughout. Perfectly clean finish. Light body. Not a beer that bursts with flavor, but that's not what I'm looking for here. It's a very well crafted beer.

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Photo of bellce0
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been drawn back to traditional Pilsner beers. I became Tired of IPAs, Imperial Stouts, double IPAs, Belgian, etc. , you get the point. Not that I don't enjoy them, but the pleasure was losing it's luster. Turning to The Pilsner has helped . Lager of the Lakes is fantastic. Nice crisp flavor, easy to drink. Just what you want in a Pilsner. Bells delivers again

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nunya
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zopiac
1.64/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I don't taste anything. Smells like chicken gravy?

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can.

Pours deep gold with decent clarity and a small white head. Aromas of spicy, herbal hops backed by biscuity malt. Very mild. More of that bitter, herbal spice in the flavor. Decent balance. Clean finish, medium-light bodied.

Hard to find any technical faults with this beer, as it's a pretty straightforward textbook Czech-style Pils. However, the sum of the parts is rather dull and unexciting. A solid lager but not something I'd be in a rush to revisit.

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Photo of Dazka
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lager of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,194 ratings