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RATINGS: 581   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Clear light yellow with minimal head. Noticeable carbonation. Malty flavor with spicey hop finish. More creamy as opposed to crisp despite the light nature. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 what a refreshment. maybe i should lay off the IPA’s for a bit, but that wouldn’t be fun. nice and crisp taste, just enough for what the bottle says it was for, a refresher after a dip in a Michigan Lake. barely any hops noticed, but you can taste them, which was great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Huge cereal grain and sazz hop aroma hovering over the glass,reminded me of how good my first German Pilsner tasted while I was over there, hard to believe a beer this light colored with the Bells name on it,taste is full on cereal grain,with a tongue dancing Sazz hop in the finish,lots of flavor but yet only a light medium body. I dont understand the poor ratings for this. If its a warm day,and its your first brew of the afternoon,this is delicious

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nephilium (1693) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
(Labeled as Lager of the Lakes) Starts with a faint scent of yeast and a touch of sweetness. It pours a clear light yellow with a head that quickly fades to a dusting. Starts with a slightly sweet taste, with just a hint of hops. Very thin mouthfeel. Overall... not a big fan of this one, especially for the price.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Smart clean uncooked bready dough aroma. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance and pour. Certainly clean and lagerlike in it’s flavor, could be a cheap american pale yellow lager. Initially not as bitter as many oppressive pilsners, but the pilsner bite continues to build on the back of the throat. A good example of a lager but really needs more manners if the plain old word ’lager’ is used on the label. Carbonation is welcomed and acceptable, however, it is medium low for a pilsner or lager. As far as pilsners go, this is on target. Certainly not as good as Bavik Premium Pils, but almost on par with Farmhouse Hayloft and Kaiser Pils (Pennsylvania). Good lager finish, short but not as sweet as I like. Much better than Lancaster Gold Star Pilsner, Brooklyn Pilsner and John Harvards Chill Pils

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Golden pour with traditional fluffy white head and lingering beading. The nose is a subdued Continental hop and caramel/bready maltiness. The carbonation helps enliven this brew and I find it a very nice introduction to micros for BMC enthusiasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Clear yellow with a disappearing white head, going to absolutely nothing very quickly. A corny grainy nose. Definite bits of peppery hops. No off flavors per se, aside from corn (though the BO/garlic/pepperoni pizza note was kind of strange). Better than BMC but close to a hopped up malt liquor. Low carbonation. Quenching body, yet creamy. Nice for most lighter lager styles. Dry and crisp with a light corny sweetness. A bit creamy with fresh peppery hops. Floral too. Creamy lemon finish with a nice dry aftertaste. This could be good on a hot one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bonus bottle from local trade with mreusch, served in a pilsner glass. Pours a sparkling light yellow with a pillowy, white head and decent lacing. The aroma is fresh and clean graininess with a light straw and grassy backing. Light-bodied and thin, it has a tight, lightly bitter finish. Sweet, grainy malt with a light breadiness and a mildly bitter end. Grassy hops and a light metallic notes on the finish. Certainly better than BMC macro offerings, but as a big fan of Bells Brewery, I was underwhelmed by this beer. Thanks again for sharing this one, Matt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Drinking from a bottle of Lager of the Lakes, which seems to be its current name: To look at it, you would think you just poured yourself a BMC American standard, it’s such a pale yellow with a small fizzy head. But the aroma has nice bready malts - no corn or rice - with a light grassy bitterness. The latter picks up slightly in the flavor, imparting a snappy crispness. This is a good brew for the himd, warm Chicago Summertime.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Pours a transparent pale golden with a thin ring of fizzy white head. Aroma of grainy pale malts with a decent balance of fresh noble hops, and a hint of light fruity esters. Body has a mild pale malty sweetness and earthy bittering hoppy presence toward a crisp, clean and fairly flavorful bittersweet finish. Would make a nice session beer.

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