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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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 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:
#37,765
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
1,138
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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52
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Photo of MacStinson
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Gold with visible carbonation and a tiny white head.

Smell: Skunky malt and spicy citrus.

Taste: Almost nothing. A very light malt and hops flavor with a twinge of bitterness at the back end.

Mouthfeel: About average thickness, good carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly subdued Bell's beer, one that doesn't quite live up to the brand's reputation.

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Photo of lic217
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nhirsch04
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gordavidson
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mngermanshepherd
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light golden pour, very little aroma. Head settles down to a thin layer after a minute or so, taste is a typical lager which finishes malty with a hint of biscuit. Edit: the finish gets better and better the longer it warms. Note: this skunks really easily for some reason, the first one I poured in a glass, I was sitting on the deck on a hot Minnesota day (94 or so) and it skunked within a few minutes to the point of having to pour it out. Otherwise a good summer beer!

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Gold color with rich head and good lacing.
N: Grains, hops, grass, and some bread.
T: Follows the nose, clean grain feel with light hops and grassy notes.
M: Light
O: Very clean and easy to drink Pils. Great summer beer.

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Photo of OldSmaug
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djfrenchy
2.99/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-pint glass.

A: A pale pour yields a brassy-gold coloring in the vessel with an ample amount of macro-carbonation. A bready textured head at 0.75 inches has a relatively good stay.

S: Distinct lager yeastiness, bready, wet grains and corn meal. Clean and crisp.

T: Bright and crisp lemony-zest hopping comes against a traditional and clean bill of malt. Some orange peel and grapefruit grind along with some fresh breadiness. Grainy, lager yeastiness and some herbal hints.

M: Tingly and sharp mouthful, makes for a razor sharp drink-ability.

O: I have been enjoy a lot more lagers of lately, a style that is sorely under-represented in the craft industry either by demand or by a price conscious decision, this was a nice break, clean and crisp with a strong amount of hopping and good edgy carbonation true to lager standards. This brings an old world feel, with a bit of new world flair. Refreshing and nicely brewed.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rmarquardt17
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light, very refreshing beer that has nice notes of malt, biscuit and grains. Nice subtle sweet fruitiness as well. Faint hints of hops as the beer warmed up, not unpleasant at all. Perfect beer for quenching the thirst on a hot day. Light mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours slightly cloudy yellow orange with a tiny white head. Smells of sweet cereal grains. Tastes of sweet grain, very slight fruitiness. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation, and very crisp. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiscosrw
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eidson30
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On Tap. Pours deep golden with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of grassy, herbal hops and biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. Delicious brew.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lager of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,138 ratings