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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Galesburg, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bell’s Beer uses a Bohemian-lager yeast culture, high-grade European malts, and of course, Czech Saaz hops. Keeping with tradition, the deep golden, pilsner will lager for two months before being served.


1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2003
I found nothing special about or with this brew at all.I was totally unimpressed all the way around.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew has a slight malty aroma that arose from a very small head of fine bubbles and a light yellow orange colored body. It has a carbonated taste of banana and typical low grade beer flavor. My first sips gave me gas within minutes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Medium golden color, some head on the edge. Definite peppery hop bite from the middle till the finish. Lively.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Medium bodied malts with minimum sweetness. Nice fresh bright hops with a bit of citrus. Poured golden yellow, good head and lacing.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2003
This may very well be a very old bottle of this - bargian bin in the wine shop, plenty of dust. Time defintely didn't hurt the hop action, which is sharp and substantial, long on lime. The rest of it though is like sticky, slightly moldy, not all the way cooked bread dough - weird counterpoint that doesn't work for me. I'll try to hunt up another of these for a rerate for sure, as I actually hadn't heard of this one before and I've been a Bell's admirer for some time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 Light golden color. Clean tasting Pilsner. I really like it. Great session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Light yellow in color, good head retention. Full-bodied, can taste the alcohol. Citrusy, bitter, slight hay flavor. Nothing uniquely different from Bells.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Light golden hazy with some floating particulate. Quickly diminishing head. Citrus hoppy bitter finish. The alcohol taste is obviously present but does not predominate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
As a person familiar with American swill, the aroma and flavor of this beer was pure heaven. It is everything I’m looking for in a Pilsner.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Beautiful pour coming out of the bottle. A huge meringue-like head which i love. However, the flavor and aroma were pretty one-dimensional. Maybe im spoiled by Prima Pils but this just didn’t do it for me.


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