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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Almost a transparent golden color with tiny head. Aroma is very mild. Light malts, grains and a tad of citrus. Flavor is pretty plain. Not bad. Just plain. Light malts, grains, and light bitter hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a bright golden color wih a nice head that simmers right down. A nice flavor with some good bitterness. No real aftertaste. A little citrus-like. Very good. I am an idiot for living in Michigan this long and not trying until now. Drink up!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1389) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of yeast, hay, and a hint of some citrus. Flavor is pretty much the same. More flavor then most pilsener style beers. Lacks a little on the after taste, other then that not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle. Golden yellow color and light malty aroma, large pillowy head. Flavor is citrus malt and hay. Very mild bitterness. Well balanced and refreshing. Creamy palate with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear light golden color. Head was big, white, and bubbly with good retention and lacing. Smells of honey dripped malty cereal grain and a hint of noble hops. Flavor is similar, but the hops assert themselves much creating a citrusy flavor. They also impart a modest bitterness that is well balanced with the light grainy malt flavor/sweetness. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Sampled from bottle at Larry Bell’s Brickskeller event. Clear golden with a white head. I found the aroma to be subtle yet pleasant; light dough, bread and noble hops. Flavor has notes of light bread/grain, lemon and grassy hops. Moderate level of sweetness/bitterness. The body is medium/light and could’ve used more refreshing carbonation imo. Overall, a very drinkable tasty beer. Re-rate sampled from a cold bottle freshly opened by me. Very nice clear golden appearance with a billowy white head. Simple grainy, lemony, noble hop-y flavor, but very very very drinkable and tasty. Smooth refreshing mouthfeel. Really nice stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle, Larry Bell event at Brickskeller. Pours a clear, golden-yellow; white head with good retention. Light sugar and floral notes in the aroma. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: sugar, light citrus hops, hints of malt. Light, crisp finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Sampled from a bottle. Nose is doughy, sugary and buttery sweet, with sugar cookie dough and butter notes dominant. Crisp and fres saaz hops are done very well, and it tastes like a big buttered biscuit or buttered croisant. Lightly peppery, light to medium crisp bitterness, sharp I would say, then more oily and a bit syrupy in the finish. A decent beer to drink, but the butter notes can go.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2007
(bottle) Crystal clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some bread, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, floral, bread, light lemon. Watery light-medium body, some crispness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 7, 2007
On tap at El Bait Shop. Great Beer! Rich gold with a medium white head. Amazing lacing. Pours crisp and clear with medium carbonation. Has a honey and candy aroma. Has an awesome rich thick flavor. Berries, sweetness, and lots of flavor hop bursts of citrus fruit rinds. Perhaps cherries even? WOW! Brief lemon aroma and maltiness. Seems like it has heavy amounts of honey, but I know better. Speaks volumes about this brewer when this is the standard-bearer beer.


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