MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light amber with a large head. Retention is good, and leaves spare lacing. Aroma of bitter grass hops and pale malt. Assertive taste for a pilsener; fruity (apricot?), sweet malts and an everpresent bitterness. Light body. Lively carbonation. Crisp finish.
b33r (859) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bellís Lager Beer. Light yellow color with small white head, big bubbles and some lacing. Aroma was hoppy and a little sour. Flavor was nice, slight hop flavor and somewhat sweet.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
had this in a bottle, now called lager of the lakes. and as usual, bellís comes through. i m not a big lager fan, but these guys just cant do anything wrong.
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 As íBellís Beerí, late March 2007: Bottle. Some light grassy, floral hops in the sweet nose. Saaz, how Iíve missed you! Clear body, on the yellow side of golden, with a soapy, fizzy white head. Refreshing bittersweet taste, thin but not watery body. Light citrus and bready malt. Creamy feel with a lightly floral, lightly grassy aftertaste. Nice lil summer quencher. [6-3-7-3-12=3.2]
Draught at Finchís under the name íLager of the Lakes.í Transparent dark golden with firm carb and a very short white head. Big pale malt presence in the nose and obvious noble hops - golden sunshower. Nice and soft taste lays on the palate, gentle nobility (Saaz), sort of chalkiness that overwhelms the malt and hops but which allows the breadiness through at the end. Fun enough for the summer, dry and well made, a great lager. [7-3-7-3-13=3.3]
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours pale gold and clear with a fingerís width head. The aroma is mild hops. The flavor is also mild though well balanced with hops to accent the sweetness. Medium bodied and easy drinking, this is okay for a session brew.
DJC (238) - USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 I thought the art of making a pretty decent pislner was lost in this country, but hereís proof that at least one brewer knows what this style is supposed to be like. Clear gold body, with a quickly dissipating head. Some lacing, and that always pleases me. The aroma is very inviting -- both malts and hops, but a bit more of the latter. The flavor follows the aroma, and the aftertaste is slightly on the bitter side (just the way a pilsner should be). The carbonation is good, but I feel it could be a little more aggressive. If youíre looking for a decent pilsner, I definitely recommend trying this one.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost a transparent golden color with tiny head. Aroma is very mild. Light malts, grains and a tad of citrus. Flavor is pretty plain. Not bad. Just plain. Light malts, grains, and light bitter hops.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright golden color wih a nice head that simmers right down. A nice flavor with some good bitterness. No real aftertaste. A little citrus-like. Very good. I am an idiot for living in Michigan this long and not trying until now.
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of yeast, hay, and a hint of some citrus. Flavor is pretty much the same. More flavor then most pilsener style beers. Lacks a little on the after taste, other then that not bad at all.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden yellow color and light malty aroma, large pillowy head. Flavor is citrus malt and hay. Very mild bitterness. Well balanced and refreshing. Creamy palate with good carbonation.