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:
544
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Jordy777
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwkdmk
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp, dry, and bitter. Pine after taste from the hops. Not a bad beer, not a great beer. Nothing outstanding with this one to make you want another.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsprain1
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly hazy golden. Head is small but it lasts fairly well.
S- Aroma is sweet, slightly floral. A good balance of hops and malt on the nose, though somewhat mild.
T- Fairly sweet up front. It's got a sweet crackery flavor all the way through, though a floral and slightly citrusy hop carry through.
M- Medium body, fairl substantive for style. Carbonation in medium.
O- A decent easy drinking lager. It's got a bit more than your standard pale lager. It's worth a try.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quinannan Fall's Special Lager has a very thick, spongy, white head, a hazy, straw-gold, bubbly appearance, and some fairly heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of strong citrus/pine hops, with sweet, white bread. Taste is the same, and it comes across like an IPL. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Quinannan Falls finishes crisp and not so strong.

RJT

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Photo of teromous
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "16015 PKGD 10:59 061616 033053"

Appearance: The body is a light straw color with moderate haze. The white head is medium sized with a creamy and fluffy texture. It leaves outstanding lacing and the head has good retention.

Aroma: There is a bit of a yeasty aroma with a light spicy and earthy hop scent. It smells nice but it is very weak and without any defined hop aroma.

Taste: It has a nice light spicy and pine-like hop flavor with a bitterness that is considerably stronger than the hop flavor. There is a moderate grain flavor that increases in its presence at the end of the sip and lingers on the palate in the aftertaste. It is quite nice but after drinking it for a while it starts to develop more of a doughy flavor which doesn't quite support the hops but rather muddies the flavor up.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and the bitterness is fairly high. The finish is not quite crisp or clean. It has an off-dry finish and it lingers on the palate long after drinking.

Overall: It has a lot of bready, yeasty, and doughy flavors which aren't bad but they don't help the already faint hop flavors. There are a lot of lagers that are not even American Pale Lagers which have greater hop presence. It isn't clean or crisp either. It is still an enjoyable and well made beer but I would never pick it up when looking for a crisp clean hoppy lager. The one saving grace (aside from the appearance) is that it has a good bitterness to it which gives it a nice bite. Overall I probably wouldn't buy it again and I can't think of a situation where I would recommend it unless there was some extenuating circumstance. If you purchased this on a whim you are likely to find a few positive features to make it an enjoyable beer to drink but it is likely to leave you unfulfilled in the hop flavor department.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Photo of ledouge
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pale gold, effervescent with a thick-ish faintly foamy white head. There is good retention and it leaves small sticky lacing throughout. The aroma is light but has light notes of grain, grass, and green fruit. It tastes a little washed out, lacking even he punch of the aroma. The body is light and crisp, with a nice carbonated feeling throughout.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells very spicy and is at the end of it's life I think by the canned on date. This is at least 6 months old. very pale. Clear sudsy head. Dry hopped and clear. big bold nose with hop spice and a little citrus behind that. Crisp lemon. Malt is in there . Drinks smoothly and softly with lots of hops still int he flavor. All over bold spice. It's forward and the hops are right at the middle in the finish. Crisp and dry and breaddy. A little bitterness to finish it with piney spice. It's different but it tastes very good .

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Photo of ZAP
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a German style pilsner with American hops. Crisp and dry on the finish. Hops give a floral/piney aroma with hints or lemons and citrus. Flavor is more pine with a touch of lemon...Body is light side of medium and the dry finish fits what I'd look for in German Pils. Refreshing, but comes off a little unbalanced deeper in.. Definitely not to style for a German Pils but tastes like one would with West Coast hops. Solid for what it is designed to be.

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