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Bells Quinannan Falls Special Lager

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Born in a dream, Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer refers to a mythical place in the boreal north. While the waterfall may exist solely in Larry Bell’s imagination, the beer he remembered drinking there is now quite real. Quinannan Falls possesses the crisp, dry bitterness you’d expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic hops from the Pacific Northwest in both the kettle & dry-hop evokes the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Canned. Pale yellow with white head. Malty sweet aroma. Easy to drink and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Appearance: Mostly clear pale golden. Finger of larger white bubbles. Nose: light pine hops. Sweet malt. Bits of grass Taste: Light clean crisp. Light hops. Lighter malt. Very hop forward for a lager Body: Lighter with soft carbonation Parting thoughts: a very nice lager. Probably the best I’ve ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10353) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2016
12 oz can. Packaged on 06/23/16. (Siciliano’s) Grand Rapids, MI.
Clear pale yellow color with a small white head. Grassy and candy hops, sweetness, some bitterness... well, not that much... and strawy maltiness in the aroma. Grassy hops, moderate bitterness, some candy sweetness, dryness, straw and malt in the flavor. I was trying to drink this at the Bell’s Eccentric Cafe yesterday but they were run out...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Where and how: Tasting VB (can)
Aroma: resinous, lovely nose, mosaic ? hops. Mild touch of candy. Aroma solid example of new wave pilsners.
Appearance :
Top: presentable, medium sized, white with solid lace with rings on glass walls.
Base: pale golden
Palate : soft, medium bodied, average length.
Taste: sadly it was tad too sweet, slightly chewy mid, Nice hop character, thankfully not overdone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce can. Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow body, white head, lots of lacing. Aroma: Mild sour grain, hop resin and pine goodness. Taste: Pine, and grapefruit, pith and a strong bitter finish. Palate: Light body, strong drying. Overall: Clean and crisp, bright hop notes, and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Really nice and crisp lager. Had nice floral hops over a strong malt backbone. Lots of character for a lager without straying too far from the style. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft. Pours clear gold with a white head. Light floral hop bitterness, a clean malty base, and some lingering saaz hops. Solid; very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2016
12 oz. can. Poured clear golden, foamy white head. Aroma was floral, pine, grass. Taste was light bitter, hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Canned 6/16/16, drunk 8/31/16.
Good clarity (high) with nothing left behind in the can...interesting. Must be low-level filtration, because this definitely doesn’t taste heavily filtered. Straw-blonde body has golden tints and a large, well-retained, white head.
Again, the first thing I get, is Bells house character. Must be the water...since this is obviously not their house ale yeast. Pepper and herbs, with bits of sourdough-like maltiness and white grape abound. American hopping isn’t overdone, and actually mimics the noble hops pretty well, if rather much more intensely (nectarine, lemon, orange, light pine). Everything is quite rich and intense, but it’s fairly well balanced but for a bit of excess pine/sourdough. Clean, for sure.
Very malty in the mouth, with strong honey and moderate sourdough-like toastiness. Big pepper and dried herb notes slowly give way to lemon, orange rind, white grape and light pine, but are in turned checked, slightly, by more sticky, moderately sweet malts on the finish. Soft, malty, almost sticky texture with ample, engaging carbonation. Could see this being a bit of a trainwreck fresh, as even after 2+ months, it’s still VERY assertive and has a bit more pine and sourdough than I want.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Taste is light and citrusy with a note of pine. Smooth with a tiny hint of hoppyness. Like a session IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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