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 (3987) - 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. Itís 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 (3590) - Cincinnati, 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 "Bellís Lager of the Lakes" Lager Beer made with Pils and Munich malts (5% ABV according to the Bellís 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 canít 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 drinkiní Pilsner offering from a great brewery!
12 oz bottle, $1.50+tax (sale) from Jungle Jimís.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours a clear golden color with a thick white head. Faint aroma of spicy hops (Saaz as the description says)> Pretty bland flavor, clean, but almost to clean, doesnít seem to be alot going on. Much better than any macro-swill, but I wouldnít drink this regularly.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ottle. Pours clear goldne color, fairly large foamy white head. Aroma of toasted grain, slight floral hop. Flavor of cereal grain, malt, grass. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp finish. Nice stuff.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep gold, topped by half an inch of white foam. The head is fed by steady carbonation. Okay retention, decent lacing. Moderate cereal grain in the aroma - a little sweet, a little floral hop, a little grainy.
Dry cereal grain malt flavor - grainy and dry and tart and tangy. Stronger than a generic macro with a combination of lightly bitter and lightly spicy hopping. Interesting blend of flavor. Almost medium body, quite crisp and clean - a nice job with the carbonation. A fair supply of lemon in the finish.