radagast83 (7399) - Alexandria, 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 (3542) - 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 (3737) - 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 (2007) - 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.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.