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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Nicely balanced, Bell’s Lager Beer focuses on the flavors developed in the brew house, matching a crisp bitterness & distinctive herbal hop aromas to a simple yet firm malt backbone. Following in the tradition of Bohemian-style pilsners, this beer spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels. This extended conditioning period refines the overall flavor, highlighting the contributions of the malts & hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (1106) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours pale gold, smallish head. Nose is ’lager-y’ and it tastes pretty much like most craft-brewed lagers I’ve had... which is to say boring as fuck. Great brewery, lame style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (130) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle into a chalice packaged 11/05/14, reviewed 01/07/15 A: clear golden, not cloudy as i expected from Bells usual m.o. and other reviews S: malty smell with not much hop presence T: hardly cloying but sweetish in crisp cracker/biscuit toast malt flavor with a pine/herb/earth hop bite. nice balance and very nice tasting M: light body with crisp but not overdone carbonation. pretty nice finish. pretty dry yet with a bit of herb lingering O: about what i expected from this. solid overall lager with nice crispness to the flavor to give some noteworthiness. otherwise i prefer others but it is priced nicely at $9/6. Worth trying and maybe worth another purchase. pretty good overall just not outstanding in any way

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6901) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle (Nov 5, 2014 bottling). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of DMS, concrete, and egg. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly poor. Dirty nose and aftertaste. When even Guinness beats you (albeit only slightly) at a pale lager, that’s probably a big hint to get out of the lager business.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Good, but not outstanding in any way, sort of a let down. Not as crisp as I expected, I guess maybe I was hoping for something slanted slightly more towards pilsener. So, on style but that’s about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2307) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at blue monk buffalo, Ny son. Pours Amber, translucent, thin off white head. Nice grain nose. Taste is slightly sweet, more wet grains, very light flowers come in gentle waves. Medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MBskier (2) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Somewhat disappointing. Almost tastes more skunked than like a Pilsner. Have had much better beers from bells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it suprisingly drinkable. But it is boring. She gives a 2. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours clear, pale, white gold with brief white head. Somewhat aromatic. Flavorful, fresh, clean. Sets a higher standard over the typical US "lager". Starts yeasty and finishes smooth with subtle hops notes. Bell?s does nice work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap at barcade, had this a couple times before but never rated it. Probably because it’s a straight forward lager with slightly more flavor and less gmo corn syrup than the macro producers of the style. Hazy gold appearance with small white head. Notes of hay, corn, malt, light hop and rustic grains. I like where the alcohol percentage is also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (4979) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle enjoyed on a hot day at the beach. Pours gold with a thick white head. Some lemon notes in the nose. Flavors of white bread. Okay for the style.

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