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
Ratings:
1,071
Reviews:
402
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
152
For Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CRichardsMN
1.8/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance:
Pours out a straw yellow with a huge foamy white head that leaves a pretty decent amount of lacing. Also has some off-white floaters.

Smell:
Pretty much only grassy straw and some bitter hops. Not bad but not a whole lot to look forward to in the first drink...

Taste:
Like the smell, not a whole lot going on but grass and hops. Flavor is actually pretty full but not great. Also has a bit of a musky off taste like a pilsner gone bad. Finishes with a long lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel:
Nice carbonation and medium body with no residue.

Drinkability:
Not a fan and had a hard time finishing this one.

Comment:
I've had quite a few different brews from Bell's and have not had anything approaching this poor. I have to imagine that I picked up a badly handled bottle.

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Photo of bakercia
1.83/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tasted like wet dog. Not a fan.

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.23/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Drank from the bottle. It smells like a lager, feels like a lager, and even initially tastes like a lager, but the aftertaste is like that of an ale, similar to their Two Hearted Ale.

As I'm not an ale person, I would have gone with something else if I had known it would have been Ale-like.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.34/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.36/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass, poured a crisp straw yellow with a thin diminishing head. Aroma was some weak pale malts, but almost nonexistent. The taste was quite disappointing, barely any better than anything by BMC. The beer was very light and crisp with decent carbonation, just what you'd expect from a cold Budweiser. Even in a lager, I expected more from Bell's, I'm glad I only bought one bottle and that I've got a tulip of Two Hearted to get back to.

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2.44/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Pale straw yellow, completely clear. A finger of bone white head rises with moderate retention before settling to a thin collar. Minimal lacing.

S - The use of noble hops is more than obvious here. Very onion-like and vegetal...tomato-like even. Though I'm sure this is what was intended, it smells remarkably like the regurgitation of a big Italian meal.

T - Even worse than the nose. Bottled gym socks with a shot of body odor topped off with some deadly haletosis. Flavorless malt kicks things off followed by a wash of the horrible flavors described above. Thankfully they die off quickly and give way to an earthy bitterness in the finish. Luckily this buffet of bodily functions does not linger.

M - The mouthfeel is actually right on point. High carbonation with a light, but not thin body.

D - Fuck this. I'm not sure what Bells was aiming for, but it's hard to fathom that this beer was the intended product. I'm having to choke this down as it is; this is surely destined for a drain pour. This tastes more like beer on the way back up.

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2.47/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

- light yellow/gold color
- hoppy smell/citrus
- mild tasting
- bitter after taste

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.67 out of 5 based on 1,071 ratings.
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