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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nicely balanced, Bell’s 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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pale yellow, soapy white head disappears into absolutely nothing; minimal lacing. Aroma bread, yeast. Flavor light and crisp, touch of grass, quite light yet pleasant sharp bitterness through the finish; dry finish. Medium-thin body. Nothing offensive but unimpressive; it destroys mass market lagers but otherwise I can’t imagine buying this again.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (10399) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2016
12 oz bottle as Bell’s Lager of the Lakes. Bottled 08/01/16. (Bell’s General Store) Kalamazoo, MI.
Clear pale yellow color with a small white head. Dry grainy malt, mild farmyard, mild hops and some sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is dry grassy hops, mild bitterness, dryness, hints of farmyard and dry malt. Compared to the beer I just had before this... this is heavenly. But it was Busch Light.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2016
16.09.2016, 12 oz bottle (as Lager of the Lakes) @ home:
Nice fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry grainy, weeds, dried grain, flowers, hay, minerals, cereal, paper. Taste is slightly dry grainy, hay, dried grain, weeds, minerals, cereal, flowers, paper, bark. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh floral mouthfeel. Fair enough.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
All around bland compared to most Bohemian Pilsners. Clear golden color. Little head. Would not buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 On tap at Blue door longfellow, pours a slightly Hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of light citrus and grassy with lager yeast. Taste of cereal grain malt, light grassy and citrus hops, with lager yeast. Lacks distinct crispness and bitterness. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Golden. T: Grain, slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Clear, bright yella. Fluffy white head on pour. Standard longneck, pretty good label. Mine was masquerading as "Lager of the Lakes". Standard, malty lager aroma, lightly sweet. Good, nice quality, and good balance. Bitterness really builds towards the end, and there’s a mouthy, satisfying body with just a little implied minerality. A quality brew, but not ostentatious or pretentious. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CObiased (321) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2016
12oz bottle - clear, bright, pale yellow with a med white soapy head. Good carbonation. Light aroma of wheat biscuit, hint of citrus and yeastiness. Light flavors and light body. Meh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkeller webshop. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, honung, örter, gräs, bröd och hö. Mjuk, rund och len, fin sötma och god beska. En bra stabil sommarlager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (389) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2016
From the bottle the pour is light straw in color with a bright white head that lingures and is crystal clear. The aroma is yeasty and notes of white bread. The taste is a lager but not getting any distinct notes other than a solid lager flavor. The mouthfeel is this and the finish is crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3926) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Tap at Bell’s. Clear golden with white head. Lots of sweet pils malts with grain husks, grassy hops and light herbs. Almost medium bitter and light sweet. Medium bodied with a bit crisp feel. Good German style basic lager.


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