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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Lager Of The LakesLager Of The Lakes
BA SCORE
3.63/5
Good
1,123 Ratings
Lager Of The LakesLager Of The Lakes
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 Beer is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.

Added by proc on 10-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,767
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
1,123
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
169
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,123 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of beersampler6
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

 274 characters

Photo of cyclonece09
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

 288 characters

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiscosrw
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eidson30
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

 228 characters

Photo of mpolewan
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale yellow with a large, fluffy head. The aroma is crisp and fruity, with cracker malts, lemon peel, cranberry, black pepper, and sawdust. The flavor is crisp and fresh with a slight sweet edge, with cracker malts, black pepper, raw grain, and melon rind. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with lots of carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer, crisp and fresh, with just enough complexity for the style.

 428 characters

Photo of Cascade24
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Pilsner from Bell’s, would recommend to people who like a Pilsner. Would be a great beer by the pool in the summer.

124 characters

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

 473 characters

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 ADKbeerguy
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.

 1,021 characters

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

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,123 ratings