GuillaumeCL (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear mid yellow with a bit of head and a ton of active carbonation. Smell is slightly sweet and a bit of floral hops, but not very strong at all. Palate is as expected, light bodied and not a lot of carbonation. Taste is quite weak, slightly sweet overall and it lingers a bit. Yup, itís a lager.
Daytonbeer (513) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of floral hops. Taste is heavy grain and bitter on the backend.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured into a lager glass. Soap-like head that quickly disappears. Extremely pale yellow color. Faint fruity aroma with some straw. Thin feel but thatís true to the style. Pretty standard.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pale yellow, soapy white head disappears into absolutely nothing; minimal lacing. Aroma bread, yeast. Flavor light and crisp, touch of grass, quite light yet pleasant sharp bitterness through the finish; dry finish. Medium-thin body. Nothing offensive but unimpressive; it destroys mass market lagers but otherwise I canít imagine buying this again.
fattybladdy (359) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to pint, bottled under the name "Lager of the Lakes." Clear golden pour with white head. Classic pilsner scent, however not offensive like many of its peers. Taste is grainy, crisp, not bad for a lager but certainly nothing special.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Looks like a decent APL ought to look ... a light amber color. Completely clear. No head to speak of, patchy lacing, and some nice carbonation.
Smell: Pepe Le Pew, is that you? Super skunky ... smells like an adjunct, and I canít say Iím too fond of it. Super skunky + malt aroma. It also sort of smells like rubber bands...
Taste: The skunk/rubber band comes out a bit at the front of each sip, but it goes away and the finish leaves a nice bit of hops and even more malts on the finish. Subtle, but not too shabby. I wasnít expecting a good taste at all after the smell. Considering the style, this isnít too bad at all for a pale lager. The feel is pretty light with some prickly carbonation... to be expected.
Overall, a fair camping/lawn mower/beach beer, but other than that, eh. Not a terrible beer, but not something that even warrants being poured into a pint glass. The smellís a bit of a turn off, but itís not too bad as a whole. Wouldnít buy a six pack, but would be a fair choice of light beer to have on a hot day in Michigan.
mrenzweiler (25) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love me some belles Good tasting lager! Would drink again everyday! Just a good beer!!
Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Pour is clear light/medium gold with a modest white head in this glass. Retention is average here , moving to a ring and haze fairly quickly. The nose is baked bread, caramel, grain here - The flavor profile begins on the caramel malt side, moving to spent grains, bread, while revealing some light grass , and sliding into a certain bitterness , coupled with some adjunct. Moral of the story, an easy drinker, but not quite the quality I was looking for
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent for a lager, but itís still a lager - nothing astoundingly good or anything. Pours golden, foamy head. Some crisp malt and a little sweetness, bitterness at finish. Pretty indistinguishable from the multitude. Bottle from brewpub.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly clear, gold with a thick, white head.
Scent is grain and corn malt.
Taste is lager-ish, though it has a strong grassy bitter...a little vegetal.
Sort of a filmy, clingy bland bittering....
A let down, given that this is a Bellís product.