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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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As refreshingly crisp as a morning swim in a Great Lake, this brew is crafted with Pils and Munich malts. The pronounced hop character of this golden lager sparks thoughts of sandy beaches and rocky islands.
2011 vintage - 5.0% abv


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7125) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Poured a clear, lighter golden with almost no head. Sweet pale malts and corn syrup on the nose with hints of herbal hoppage. Sticky pale malts in the flavor with some darker sugars... but lacked a good driving force... mild herbal bitterness at the edges. This really didn’t do it for me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2006
On tap @ Bells. flavor is dry and of yeast and wheat. Not one of there best beers

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Draught @ Bells Eccentric Cafe 7/13/06. Pours a dark, clear yellow/golden color with a big white fluffy head. Nose is very corny with some honey and grass notes. Palate was crisp and refreshing. Lots of bubbles quickly floating up to the top of the glass. Head retention is good with the head staying for 3/4 of the glass. Flavor is corn and honey, kinda on the sweet side with a bit of grass notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2006
tap @ brewery. dimethyl sulfide on the nose. PLASE FIX THIS PROBLEM. ALL OF YOUR BEERS SMELL LIKE CORN. Fruity apples flavours with a foamy clean hopping. Light soapy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Tap @ Great taste of the Midwest- Pours a golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma is pretty basic for the style. Flavor is also as expected, a decent alternative to BMC, though not bottled.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 ’05 GTMW sample. Clear light amber body. Light grain and hops in the aroma. Pretty standard lagery flavor. On a positive note the flavor is very well-blended and smooth. Bottle shared by Chuck: good crisp floral-crisp aroma. Nicely hop-bitter flavor with a saazy dry hop finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 golden pilsener body with medium carbonation and small white head...aroma is pretty typical for a pilsner (grassy and hoppy aroma with light malt)...flavor is a bit amped up for a pilsner, starts somewhat grassy and floral in nature, and turns more grainy...light, bitter finish...crisp palate

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2004
draft on eccentric day 2004--hazy golden yellow with the typical stinky saaz smell. malty aroma, particularly for a premium lager. dry body ,light piney finish with a medium body. a prototype for pale lagers.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2004
As wih all bells beers, the aftertaste is key, no bitterness, only a slightly sour malt flavor tansverses the tongue. Not a faorite, this brew is far to ale-like in character to be a true lager, even though it is brewed in traditional lager style, with a bottom fermenting yeast. Has little redeeming quilities. Better off as a sort of curiousity.... "Bell’s Makes LAGER?!?!"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Draft, at Bell’s Eccentric Café. So with all the amazing brews they make, there’s one they simply call "Beer." Nice golden pilsener color. Served perhaps a bit too cold in a plastic cup (my choice there, I only wanted a 16 oz. serving), so the head was light, and it may have been too cold to get the best experience. But there was an interesting bitter aftertaste that takes a minute to sink in. A nice hoppy smell, and a sharp hop character that mellows out toward the end.


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