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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2007
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
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, I’d buy this by the keg as an "every day" beer. Alas, no availability in Illinois.

<font size=-4>Single bottle from the Bell’s General Store at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/kalama Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI 49007</font>

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
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 can’t get into it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2007
A very nice Pilsner. Not nearly as hoppy as many American pilsners, not as malty as many European. A great mix of the two. Very well done and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2007
12oz Lager of the Lakes batch 7726 - Aroma is full of lager funk, grasssy hops and pale malts. Pours transparent yellow with a small head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy and smooth. A pretty tasty session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Light golden, cleassy and clear with a foamy white head that says "this is not a macro." Clean and pretty smooth. Grassy aromas and a hint of ginger along with some caramel malt give the aroma depth and complexity. Just as interesting on the palate, with a fading cereal finish, Saaz-y hops and a full, bread-and-buttery mouthfeel. A good pils.


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