Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma very sharp hop citrus aroma. Cloudy orange with a large pillowy head! Some chunks in the bottom. Nice malts and bitters good balance bit of an acidic bite. Medium body. Great beer!
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden yellow color with a thin, big bubble head and a dusty grain nose. Grainy malt flavors with a harsh tang in the finish that is too sweet to be lemon. I suppose its not bad, but I never have to have it again.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Brewery: Straw hue with very little head. Grain, citrus, and vanilla aroma. Hoppy initial taste, tart and citrusy. Smooth, yet not completely balanced. Strange feel on the palate, metallic but also buttery. It an okay session beer which is no better on tap than bottle, would recommend something else from Bell's if available.
Publican (16) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Gold colour with a light malty aroma verry low bitterness and little or no
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
uh oh... did some one say parkay? ... "butter" says the lil butter dish... well bells beer should say "butter" as well because that is exactly what it tasted and smells like
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy god w/ small white head. Fresh grassy, biscuity, light hop aroma. Light, nicely carbonated feel. Rich hop flavour w/ excellent malt character. Dry, slightly acidic finish.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly cloudy, smallish head. Intensive aroma of garden after rain, fresh good malt and green hops. Same goes to flavour. Rich hopy that blends so nicely with malty backbone. Specific signature taste this beer have. Great pils unusually made but that did not hurt it helped in this case.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bell's with great company! A raw flavorful, full-bodied lager, positive dripping with pale malt and incredibly tingly with high hop levels. Delciious.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I kind of like this beer despite my better judgement. Maybe it's the label art. It kind of smells like shit--sulfury/diacetyl/grassy hops. Flavor is slightly buttery, but clean, with some grassy hop bite, some biscuity malt flavor.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Replacing an earlier review of Bells Beer. This is its "Lager of the Lakes" incarnation. Slightly hazy straw-colored body, thin off-white head. Grassy aroma with biscuit and hints of lemon. A touch sharp. Grassy, bitter hops make a strong impression on the palate, dominating the light, biscuity malt. Not quite as interesting as I remembered it, but my palate has certainly changed over the past three years.