tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottled as Lager of the Lakes. Pours light gold. Sweet cereal grain maltiness on the nose. Has that euro-skunky pilsner flavor but not to the extreme. Decent for what it is... a session beer by Bells. Nothing fancy here.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz Lager of the Lakes. Very yellow color with a good loose foamy head. Natural/earthy tasting with the slight grass flavor with the malt and spice.
A desent pilsener for once, instead of the Pale Lager those macros try to pawn off as as pilsener. Refreshing
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow, white head. Aroma is corn, malt, grass. Flavor is sweet corn, lingering corn/wheat.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bought a six pack under the name "lager of the lakes" you cant go wrong with bells
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Bought a six pack of bottles under the name "Lager of the Lakes". Slightly above average pilsener, quite drinkable.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lager of the lakes,a feeble attempt to
duplicate a czech pils.Turn on the
foglights as visibility in this brew is
minimal.Icebergs are there with a
highly citrus taste.Another 800 years
and Bells will have pils to an art.Bells
has too many fine brews to bother with
Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this under the "Lager of the Lakes" label. It’s a richer orange/yellow than most such beers, and there were some things I rather liked--the palate seemed creamy yet awake, and there was a moderately pleasant floral note, like heather or clove. It was drinkable with only a bit of a metallic note in the early-going. It was reasonably buttery, sweet, herbal. Not bad at all. The aroma was the weakest element.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden with virtually no head. Yeasty aroma. Bitter, sour. Poor by Bells standard. Tastes like skunky Budweiser.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich and toasty in both flavor and aroma. Many spicy flavors. Medium bodied. Too heavy to be an easy drinker, too light on flavor to be special
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 7726 of "Bell’s Lager of the Lakes" Lager Beer made with Pils and Munich malts (5% ABV according to the Bell’s web site)...
Light golden yellow color with a small foamy white head. Moderate amount of visible carbonation. Aroma is pale malt, light grassy hops, and a certain tanginess that I can’t put my finger on (most likely a characteristic imparted by the particular strain of yeast used). Great pils flavor is accompanied by a well constructed grassy and slightly spicy hop bitterness (mild to moderate bitterness overall). More and more great European-like Pilsner flavor seems to surface with each drink, so the overall flavor also gets better and better! Light and crisp on the palate. A good, easy drinkin’ Pilsner offering from a great brewery!
12 oz bottle, $1.50+tax (sale) from Jungle Jim’s.