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

Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager BeerBell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer
BA SCORE
81.9%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 623 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:
#4,255
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
623
Liked:
510
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
9.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
90
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 623 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of Demi
1.93/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bertram
2/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of jaketaz
2.42/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow, highly carbonated, heavy body for this style. Very thick head that takes a long time to melt, everything about the appearance and feel is good. I can't deal with the taste or smell, both of which reminded me of brie cheese. I love stinky cheese but I don't want to drink it. Both the smell and taste were abrasive and stinky. I don't mean bitter or alcoholic, I love gin and barrel proof spirits, I can handle bitter and alcoholic just fine. I mean stinky.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Robdiesel21
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of PirateParrot
2.8/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

I've never had anything bad from Bell's, until I tried this beer.

It was the color of piss when you're slightly dehydrated, golden just like I like it. The smell was intoxicating and I couldn't wait to feel it in my mouth.

I was wrong. It tasted like someone dry hopped Miller Lite with a pine cone. I felt violated.

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Photo of Namarsha82
3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a nucleated shaker pint glass.

Look: Murky straw yellow colored body with lots of rising bubbles that lead to a thick white head. The head is slow to recede and leaves random patches and islands of lacing.

Aroma: Whatever malt bill there is gets drowned out by pine and subtle citrus.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit and pine up front with a wheat-driven malt body. Lemon and pine needles in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: Crisp, but too heavy and hoppy to really enjoy. Basically tastes like an IPA.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.14/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can. Pours clear golden, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is grassy, grain, pine, hints of citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, grainy start, citrus grass and pine middle, and lingering honey on the finish.

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3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was not too impressed with this offering. Having gone on this on a whim at a local bar. Floral scents were there but not too much there. I found nothing enjoyable about this beer. There was nothing to catch my attention. I would not buy this again, not for a horrible taste but for me there wasn't much to it and nothing grabbed my attention. This might be your type of beer.

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Photo of Junichi
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of corby112
3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a clear pale gold color with a frothy two finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring.  Very nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Grassy floral hop aroma with ale malt and a slight adjunct presence.  Some grass, straw and light fruit with slightly earthy, grassy, saaz like hops.  There's also some pilsner malts apple and pear.  Decent but nothing special about the nose.

Medium bodied wih a crisp hop bite that lingers over the pale malt and sweet fruit notes into a dry finish.  Bitter and dry with grass, straw and subtle pine needle followed by bread, biscuit, apple and pear.  There's also a weird adjunct like metallic graininess that I can't put my finger on which lingers after the finish.  Crisp and refreshing with nice dryness but a weird and unpleasant aftertaste.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 81.9% out of 100 with 623 ratings
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