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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Nicely balanced, Bellís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
bought a six pack under the name "lager of the lakes" you cant go wrong with bells

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Bought a six pack of bottles under the name "Lager of the Lakes". Slightly above average pilsener, quite drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2007
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 this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3987) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2007
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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Golden with virtually no head. Yeasty aroma. Bitter, sour. Poor by Bells standard. Tastes like skunky Budweiser.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
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.


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