Bell's Lager Of The Lakes | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Lager Of The LakesBell's Lager Of The Lakes

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, bottled poured into a pils glass
A: Yellow, a one-finger head that lingers & a pleasant looking stream of carbonation
S: Quite aromatic with fresh bread, corn, & sweet malts
T: Grains, malts, hint of corn & hops
M: Light-bodied, light carbonation
O: Fairly darn tasty overall, one of the better APLs I've had recently. What BMC wishes they could be

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 06/28/2013 printed on the label. About as fresh as I could ask for, just under two months old isn't bad. A beer from Bell's that I've never tried before. Expectations are in the high range; I tend to enjoy Bell's beers.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours about one finger of eggshell white head that recedes quickly. Body is a hazed, but still clear, golden yellow color. No yeast sediment this time around, which is surprising. The color could pass for about the same as a Miller Lite, but the body is visibly more full.

S - Smell is of pale grains, corn, yeast, vinegar, and the obvious Pilsner and Munich malts.

T - Taste follows suit of the nose: crisp carbonation, light citric tartness, corn, grain, wheat, and the unmistakable Pilsner and Munich malts.

M - Feel is crisp and clean. An easy going, drinkable brew.

Overall, definitely a more authentic and flavorful take on the style by Bell's. The kind of beer you could use to ease your father or grandfather into beer that isn't chemically treated swill. Definitely a sessionable, flavorful beer. I wish I could get more of this around where I'm at.

Bell's Lager Of The Lakes ---3.5/5

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazey golden straw with medium white carbonation. Immediate bready malt aroma spreads out of the glass with light earthy hops in the background. Quick round malt flavors up front give way to a mild fruit/hop note that lingers in the mouth. Hop bitterness seems slightly sharp on the finish when paired with the welcoming malt nose of the beer. Lightly kilned malts and lively mouthfeel paired with hop presence aid in its refreshingness.

A delicious beer, though not outstanding when compared to some of Bells' better known ales. I would have liked a little less sharpness on the finish. Good as always for the sun, but a lager with enough zing for three seasons.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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