wmubronco1992 (693) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bennedicts in Coldwater, MI as "Lager of the Lakes". Blond color. Small white head, minimal lacing. Generally not a pilsner fan, but it was Bells so I made an exception. Crisp, clear flavor. Very easy drinking. Nothing to brag about, but good quality seasonal beer worthly of every day drinking. The kind of beer you drink when you just want a beer and donít care to analyze it.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Grainy malt aroma with an easy hop presence, soft and subtle. Pale yellow pour, thin head, and spotty lacing. Looks unimpressive and bland. Fresh mouthfeel, light and crisp. This beer goes down easy...too easy, this is an ultimate session brew. Flavor of pale malt with well balanced hops. Grassy with faint flavors of toasted nuts and bread. Real satisfying lager, but in the end it is simply a nicely crafted basic pale lager. The price tag will prevent me from picking this up again.
radagast83 (7088) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As "Bells Lager of the Lakes". Never been a huge fan of pilsners, but this one was solid enough for me to want again. A bit of floral hops aroma. Flavor is a bit straw like, with some bitterness.
alexanderj (3524) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Bells Lager. Poured a straw gold, with quickly fading white head. Alot of visible carbonation. Fresh aroma of bread, yeast, hops and grass/earth. Enjoyed the malt, but the hops finish was a little off. Good palate; Not bad
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Bells Lager. Medium gold, quite a bit of fizz apparent, but a nice lasting white head. Big aroma of spicy floral hops. Flavor has a good element of grain, combined with a big dose of hay and a huge hoppy floral finish. This is really nice. RERATE: 8/13/11 - draft at CAH downtown. The floral hops have given way somewhat, replaced by a more grainy malt focus. Still nice, but not as much of a star as it used to be.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle as "Lager of the Lakes" Gold yellow color with lots of carbonation and plenty of quickly fading white head. Watery body with slightly sweet grainy flavor and faint bitterness.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating for "Lager of the Lakes"
Pours pale golden and clear with a white head lacking in longevity. Dusty herbals and Saaz aroma, grasses and bready yeast. Smooth with a tingle. Mild flavor... an easy-drinker with moderate bitterness and no adversities. If the price was right, Iíd buy this by the keg as an "every day" beer. Alas, no availability in Illinois.
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cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: This one pours a light golden in color, with a quickly diminishing white head. It smells like baking bread. Taste is a little yeasty with a hint of hops. This is ok, but I canít get into it.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2008 Pours golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of bready lager yeast, firm maltiness, a bit of mustiness. Taste has a firm malty backbone with a fragrant balance of Saaz. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly resinous hoppiness. Well made lager, quite delicious.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow with a fluffy withe head. Moderate carbonation. Nice clean mouthfeel. Refreshing. Slight bitterness onthe backside. Finish is crisp and long. Good summer beer.