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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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Ratings: 1,094 |  Reviews: 408
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Drank last night, 7/3/13.

Head was a finger of sudsy white. The body was a nearly see-through straw yellow. The head was gone in a minute, leaving frothy ring but no lacing. Also noted a lack of bubbles in the body.

I smelled pale malt, light wheat and grassy/gardeny hops.

The flavor was sweet and pale malty. I got grass and light hints of spice.

This beer was light bodied. It was refreshing, a working-outside-in-summer kind of beer. It left no residue but ended slightly dry.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As it tuns out I'm not really much of a lager fan. And even less of a pale lager fan.
There is nothing special to note with this beer. It's bland and boring at best.
The color is quite light, no head after some fizzy suds on the pour. The aroma is bread and yeast. The taste is bready and toasted like in vienna lager.
Full Sail's session line is much better.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Straw / gold with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Bread and lemongrass. Hint of toast, brown sugar and bubblegum.

Nice and bready with touches of honey, toast and brown sugar. Light bitterness with notes of lemongrass and earthy hops. There a hint of bubblegum in there as well.

Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and dry.

Simple and straightforward like a Lager should be. Great for summer.

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Photo of GinsuDave
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Brew33
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of schwemjw
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pale golden yellow. a small head that didn't keep too long

S: Smells like a lager. A little adjunct corn flavor there but more of a yeast note with some buiscut thrown in.

T: Some pale malts. a grainy bread quality. a little citrus on the end.

M: Highly drinkable. Goes down smooth. A nice amount of carbonation. springy. Crisp.

O: Well this is refreshing. Nice and easy to drink. More flavors than your typical macro lager and the flavors that are there aren't bad at all. It goes down super easy. Reminds me of back in the day when i first started drinking. I could easily crush a ton of these. /78

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Photo of Roman5150
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bottle into pint glass

appearance: very clear piss yellow, looks like an american macro, foamy white head

smell: corn, bready notes, rye

taste: typical corn macro lager taste but with some more complexities and spices that would not be found in a macro lager. Follows the nose with a lot of breadiness and some english malts. This is highly drinkable, very smooth and light.

mouthfeel: average carbonation, very light feel

overall: If you live in Michigan, and drink shitty lagers, you are an idiot. Why buy Bud or Coors when you can get this, for cheap... what a lager is supposed to taste like, just enough flavor to be enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some faint hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad beer for the style considering that adjunct-like flavors do not prominently stand out.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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