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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
Ranking:
#35,953
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,094
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Lager of the Lakes speaks to me. It's a lager that drive flavor and texture of lager to memorable levels. I am always impressed by the Bell's touch, which includes a hoppy finish with a dry mouthfeel.
This lager is memorable and light enough to warrant a second try.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2014-02-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Somewhat hazy straw-orange with a 1-finger pillowy white head that sticks around and leaves some lace.

S - Rising bread, lemon, floral. Not powerful but nice.

T - Yeasty bread, herbal tea, lemon. Almost a Pils-like bitterness. Finishes dry with a some lingering sour dough, lemon and grassy bitterness. Pretty nice.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Smooth. Not watery.

O - Not a standout but an enjoyable brew with enough going on to hold my interest.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with classy understated label art and unbranded pry-off pressure cap acquired at Zipp's Liquor in Minneapolis, MN for $1.79 and served into a stem-tulip. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 5.% ABV confirmed. Packaged 09/06/13.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Some foam gushes out upon opening.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Not as thick as I'd like. Could be creamier. Complexion is somewhat soft. Decent consistency. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes. Nice even lacing coats the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear dull copper. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. Clean and appealing. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it's not unique or special. Standard fare for a lager.

Sm: Pilsner malts, munich malts, floral hop character. Straw. Perfumey spritzy hop character. A biteen bready. A clean appealing aroma. Perhaps a bit sweeter than would be ideal. Simple and straightforward. I'm looking forward to trying it. Quite mellow.

Average in terms of strength. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Crisp clean barley feels full and comforting on the palate and is joined nicely by complementary munich and pilsner malts. Hop character is almost entirely floral. Straw. It's quite simple - lacking complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance, but it's pretty well balanced and has a cohesive flavour profile, albeit not a gestalt one.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. I do like it, but it's a bit underwhelming. Also a bit too far towards the sweet end for my tastes.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Smooth, wet, somewhat refreshing, and crisp. A biteen thick and too full-bodied for a lager. Nice presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile nicely, but doesn't seem custom-tailored specifically to it. Very overcarbonated, which may be the beer's biggest flaw.

Not oily, astringent, harsh, gushed, hot, boozy, or rough.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but largely unremarkable. I wouldn't buy it again, but you could do worse for a straightforward simple lager. I'm glad I got to try it, but wouldn't recommend it to friends. I could drink a 6 pack in a night, but wouldn't want to and would be bothered by the accosting overcarbonation. Above average for the style, but not up to par with Bell's' best offerings.

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Bell's Lager Of The Lakes from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,094 ratings
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