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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Ratings: 544 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of chillin
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
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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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zraly
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold with fluffy white head.

Light grain flavor, with a crisp finish. Pine resin and citrus peel upfront, and it is an interesting approach to to the lager category. A touch of sulfur in the finish.

Very enjoyable and very American in its appeal, unlike your standard lager or pilsner out to mimic, at least stylistically, classic European variations of bottom fermentation. I do get a hint of alcohol, while not entirely unpleasant, it is a bit unexpected. Again, very tasty and pleasurable to drink.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For a hoppy lager, surprisingly good.

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Photo of gcasher
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Special is the word. Best AAL ever. Light in color, foamy white head, hoppy bouquet, big hop flavor, not too bitter. Out of a can, this is what craft is all about.

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Photo of arizcards
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a can from Craft Beer Hop Stop in late July for $1.83. Canned on 6/16/16.

Beer poured a straw color with a beautiful white head that has some great hang time.

Nose is bready and has notes of pine.

Taste is bready and crackery up front combining beautifully with a crisp piney hop profile.

Feel is crisp and clean, refreshing.

Overall an excellent beer that I would consider doing a 6 pack of in the future. If you can find it refrigerated definitely pick it up.

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Photo of avisong
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerieder
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chiefy770
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 Fluid Ounce Can
Reviewed on September 24th, 2016
Served in a Pint Glass

Eyes
Poured a straw colored body. Plenty of bubbles racing throughout. Very generous sized bright white head quickly collapsed and left tons of sticky lacing.

Nose
Herbal / grassy hops. Faint notes of grainy malts.

Mouth
Herbal hops hit the tongue first. Pine and lemongrass. Fruitier tones of lemon peel and light citrus developed over time. Very subtle malt presence. Touch of grain and cracker.

Mouthfeel
Light-bodied. Moderate/heavy carbonation.

Notes
Nice hoppy lager. Crisp and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz. can
Served in a Michigan Wolverines pint glass

This beer pours straw colored with a slight haze. It is topped with two inches of white head that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is pine, light citrus and earthy.

The taste is citrus and plenty of pine with a bitter finish.

Medium to moderate mouthfeel

This is a very tasty lager. I guess this would be in the IPL category. It is an easy drinker, too.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-spiegelau ipa glass. Canned 06.16.16. Consumed 09.14.16.

A: Light orange good clarity reveals a strong sense of micro-effervesce within. A bright white head tops things off at 0.5 inches, with a frothy texture and was well lasting. Nice full band lacing.

S: Forrest like aroma, fresh pine trees, evergreens, leaves, hay and dried grains. Some dried orange peel, and dried lemon peel.

T: Dried pine, hoppy, nicely bitter with some dried orange peel and lemon. Hay, dry flowery bitterness on the trail. Some citrusy pine.

M: Crisp, sharp and tingly. Lager like, very good to style, turns creamy and frothy on the hold.

O: A nice addition of hops, dry, crisp lager grain like backing with the rate amount of balance. Lingering dry bitterness finish. Could drink multiples of this. Earthy, almost fall like, ocktoberfest feel. Giving lagers respect. Outstanding try per style.

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Photo of K-Dog
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking but not much for smell. I not a huge lager fan but decided to give this a try. Was pleasantly. Diffinately the best larger I have had. Very flavorful and refreshing. Will be visiting this one again soon

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Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with PKGD on dating 61616

Pours very light and near clear, nice light and fine film and lacing left on the glass

Grassy hops on the nose

Light and refreshing with some tea notes, as well as lime and light pepper.well hopped but not bitter finish....easy drinking, appraochable and enjoyable brew..would go well with some grilled spicy food....good craft selection to use as a "gateway" brew with newbies

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Photo of strohme2
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate lemon yellow highlights. The beer has two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized half finger thick cap in the center of the glass surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy + floral hops over the top of light aromas of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy + bready malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of lager yeast and light flavors of grassy + floral hops. The hops contribute a light amount of lingering bitterness to the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Enough hop flavors + aromas to make this lager a little more interesting than some of the others in the style and a crisp + dry mouthfeel makes it very refreshing. Easy to drink and enjoyable, great for a summer afternoon.

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