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
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
Ratings:
546
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can
A - hazed pale straw colored body capped with a pillow of foamy white colored head
S - intriguing aroma of grass, pale malt, faint lemony citrus, pine, and yeast
T - quite piney (as the brewer's description mentions), wheat, pale malt, honey, grass, lemon-lime citrus, yeast
M - lighter body, higher carbonation, very very dry with pine sticking to the astringent dried out palate
O - interesting twist on the style. This is a great beer for drinking while camping or enjoying the wilderness. If I see this again, I may get it before going camping, otherwise I'd probably pass on it if I saw it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz can into snifter glass. 6.3% abv

Appearance- Dull lemon yellow in color. Tall heavy white head. Semi cloudy.

Smell- Cooked grains, lemon, pine.

Taste- Sweet bready flavor with heavy grain backbone. Lemon/grassy hop taste turns into a bitter pine punch. Dry and piney hop presence indicative of the simcoe hops it was brewed with. Finishes clean and crisp with a touch of lemon.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A fine example of an APL. Generously hopped. Should be a part of Bell's mainstays.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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12 oz 2016 can.
Pours with a slightly hazy, pale golden body topped by a generous, frothy white head tha has excellent retention. Plenty of sticky lacing.
Aroma: robust and complex for style, with lemony, grassy and herbal aspects.
Flavor: hop profile largely follows the aroma but this is also nicely bready, more piney. and less lemony. Well-balanced. Bold for style, yet not aggressive.

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