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 Ristaccia
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally trying this one. Poured out a 12 oz. can into one of my pokal glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium golden color with a fluffy heard that's initially over 2 inches thick when first poured with several stream of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Very nice lacing after the head settles down a bit. Head eventually settles to a very thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a cluster swirl of a film layer of foam on the beer's surface. Aromas of some crisp, pale malts that reminds me of cereal that gives way to a piney, dank hop bitterness. The taste is pretty much the same, with a crisp, just slightly sweet, cereal like malt flavor that gives way to a piney, dank hop bitterness wish just a slight spiced bite. Has a mainly crisp, just slightly prickly, also smooth, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink in the good way well crafted beer ought to be.

Eric

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can dated 6/23/16, so nearing the end of shelf life. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Big head (hop fade does that) with lots of lacing, cap, ring, etc. Beer is a clear pale gold with carbonation bubbles.

S: Almost all Pilsner and other malts. Not getting much of the pine. This is why I keep harping about freshness.

T: Perfectly good lager, but nothing out of the craft-beer ordinary. Pilsner and other malts, just the faintest hint of floral and pine, but it really is gone and just about buried. As a lager, it's not bad, though I think it ends up a bit sweeter than intended because of the hop fade.

F: Light bodied, medium carbonation, good drying. All else within decent lager parameters.

O: Oh, you want a better review? Get me one of these when they're fresh. I can only report on what I smell and taste, not what I think there once was. Honestly, this is totally decent as a craft lager, but all the bells and whistles (ha ha!) are gone after 10 weeks on the shelf.

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Photo of EHopkinsi
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice surprise.

Poured a beautiful, clear but not watery, gold with a thick white mountain of foam. Tenacious, pretty lacing.

Smelled like a good lager hiking in a northern forest. Think that's what they were going for.

Tasted like a very good lager, only with a strong piney finish. As the beer drinks on the finish mutes a little and is more mixed in with the lager-ness but still there.

Feel was nice, not watery, but not thick at all, either.

A very tasty beer, and most certainly "hoppy" without being overboard about it.

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

for all the hype bells gets for their hoppy stuff, sometimes its their lagers that really impress me the most, and while this one is hoppy, thats not necessarily its essence, and i am again stoked on something new from bells here. this is great beer, i think more a style that will come into vogue here soon. pale and heady, this looks fresh and lively, blonde, mostly clear, and the head has great retention and rings. its a pretty beer. the aroma and flavor are of a crisp lager yeast, a pale pils type malt base, and these piney grapefruity hops that are scaled way back below ipa level, but definitely have some of that dankness that us uncommon in a pale lager style. its dry as can be, and stronger than a lot of lagers at the same time. the hops are dosed perfectly, they dont rise way above the fresh cereal base, but they compliment it nicely, more pine than grapefruit in the taste, although both are there. impressive beer for being somewhat simple you know? its everything you want and nothing you dont, sort of simple perfection. this is awesome for summer, but i think has enough mass to be useful in fall and winter too. i hope i see a bit more of this one around here in colorado, i love the story and i love the beer.

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Photo of erogers
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DruC4
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 hophugger
3.31/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the reigning champion of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a clear yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, light hops. Taste is citrus hops, malts, smooth and easy drinking, light bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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1.93/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.03 out of 5 based on 544 ratings.
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