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Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager BeerBell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer
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3.98/5
Very Good
628 Ratings
Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager BeerBell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Bell's Quinannan Falls Lager

Literally born in a dream: Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery, dreamt that he was at the mystically hidden retreat of Quinannan Falls, somewhere in the boreal north.

Neither Quinannan Falls nor the beer actually existed outside his imagination, but he remembered enough about it to sketch a recipe and label, which was put into full form by Michigan artist Kathleen Kalinowski, the following morning.

The end result is a dry-hopped lager that possesses a crisp, dry bitterness you would expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic Simcoe hops from the Pacific Northwest, evoke the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.

Added by zoso1967 on 06-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,490
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
628
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
91
Trade:
1
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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHungus
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: lighr gold, large billiwing head, really good retention and lacing. Aroma: bready malt, light spicy and floral hops, a bit of caramel in the back ground but it is light. Taste: malt forward, bready, lightly cooked toast, some spicy hops in the finish but they are light. Feel: medium bodied, almost creamy texture. I'd say it is too full bodied for the style. Overall, this is a nice beer, but I wish it a bit lighter. (I never thoughd I'd say that.)

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Photo of tillmac62
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden pour with a touch of chill haze. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Borderline quite outstanding aroma with a nice fresh airiness about it. The base is slightly sweet which allows pineapple and light orange/tangerine to shine against the modest amount of zest. Pine is present but not as pronounced as the fruit notes.

Light body with a viscosity similar to water resulting in a slightly smooth texture. Outstanding carbonation / body balance. The middle has ample effervescence that just tickles the tongue. The finish is finely bubbled and prickly but falls short of rollicking.

The flavor profile is very good. It doesn't present as complex as the nose suggested, unfortunately. Flavors tend to stay blended rather than separate. If you search, you detect slightly sweet fruit and pine with a hint of zest. Bitterness is mild and predominately pine in nature. The finish is a slow fade with pine and zest lingering.

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Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This rather nice lager pours a pale golden color with a fantastic head of white
foam that settles down to a thick ring, thin pool, and after the billowy head has
subsided leaves a lot of fantastic lacing. Nose of piney hops, lemon zest, subtle
orange rind, and light grain notes mingling with a light sweet honey malt. Flavors
follow the nose with grain and sweet malts pressed against a background of pine
and subtle lemon zest with a nice balanced grain and hop finish. Nice mouth feel;
medium light body, medium high carbonation that is lively and refreshing, and a
nice hop laden finish.

Overall a SOLID brew worth trying.

Cheers

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moundbz
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours super pale with a bubbly foam head. Pleasant light smell there too, not to much though. Great taste, some bitter, mostly smooth hop flavor. Slight ting in the feel.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a minor sparkle and a very large, white foam dome leaving fuzzy lace.

Smell is Corn Flakes with grassy, spicy piney orange- and lemon-esque hops.

Leaning bitter and spicy, yet still clean and smoothly crisp, flavors are lemon, grapefruit, corn, light white wheat and pearl onion.

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Photo of travelguy
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Pel
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brauseboof
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karenremom
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Genx
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: A very clear pale-gold with ample amounts of white head. Quite beautiful looking!

S: Malts, pine hops

T: Very balanced between a nice maltiness and a light pine hoppiness.

F: Medium-light body. Carbonation lower than average. Goes down fairly smooth, but with much more hop bitterness than the typical lager.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear pale straw producing 2 fingers of frothy, shorlived, white head that recedes to a thin collar & surface cap leaving a wash of of streaky, splotchy lace. Aroma is thin citrus, pineapple, herbal, grass, pine, bread & grainy malt in a background of lager yeast. Taste is light but full of flavor for such thin body: cracker/biscuit, cereal, resinous pine, tropical fruit, lemon, grass, earthy lager yeast & a little honey. The sip dries & gravitates toward bitter as it finishes becoming astringent in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation, silky & slightly creamy with a tongue coating bitterness that becomes an astringency on the back of the tongue & palate. Light, damn good & oh, so very drinkable.

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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