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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Tap: Straw-yellow body, bright and sunny with a hazy core and a stark white, chunky & cloudy foam that lasts much longer than expected; nice webbing left behind. Aroma is great; herbal hops, grapefruit, tangerine, heavy grass, pines, leaves, some faint mango and even papaya (generic tropical fruit). Lightly sweet pale malts, biscuits, crackers, and a fresh, clean note from the crispy yeast on the back-end. The taste is just as great... Pines, leaves, citrus fruits, tropical fruits, aggressive & herbal hops, all dancing on top of a light but sturdy pale malt backbone. Faint biscuits and bread with a chunky and crispy yeast-filled finish that shines once the hops fade in the aftertaste. One of the best "hopped up lagers" I’ve had, mainly because you can still identify it as such. Goddamn, bring this stuff to six packs, Bells.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Had on-tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe ...Outstanding beer. I see the picture on here shows it in a bottle... what the hell? Is it rare in bottles? I’d buy this a shit constantly if I had six-packs. Brewery only, maybe? Who knows. I sure as hell don’t. This is a golden lager (imagine that) with solid lacing. Not too shabby. The smell/taste is what really gets me with this one. I think of it as Two Hearted with less bitterness... and maybe somehow someway even bigger floral/Fruity Pebble aromas. Holy damn is it nice. The taste is a bit more mild, but that only makes this even more easy to drink, and I don’t have a problem with that. Quinannan Falls Lager is most definitely "exceptional". People need to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a bright yellow with a small white fizzy head. Looks a lot like most lagers. Smells of grassy/piney hops with a little cracker. Tastes is unique. Definitely has a little graham cracker like crispness, but also loads of grassy hops with a little pineyness as well. Mouthfeel is a little heavy for a lager with good high carbonation level. Always glad to try to a new style and I think Bell’s hit their mark here, but I wasn’t the biggest fan. The hops were a bit too bitter with not enough malt support and the alcohol was a bit too present for its ABV. Solid brew and definitely recommended for something unique, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2334) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Clear yellow pour with some head. Aroma and taste of grain and hops. A let down after the Black Note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8267) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew in 2011 (notes). Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have a big grassy component, noble hops, citrus, apple, bready malt, light pine with good bitterness to the finish. For a style that I don’t particularly like, this was a well brewed beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Tap. Golden with small head. Full flavored lager with nice hoppy bite. Very dry. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Beerfest 2013. I was so glad to taste this! A delicious india pale, hoppy crisp piney bitter, up front with a grainy lager back bone. Similar to Great Lakes Silver and Gold IPL, only with a more potent flavor and a bubbly feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
9oz on tap at Yard House Cincinnati. Clear pale yellow color. Thin white head. Good rows of lace. Bigger body. More crisp, kind of soft lighter carbonation. More dry in the finish. Nice grassy, light citrusy hop, and doughy, bready, peppery malt. Sort of piney. Hoppier than expected, a pretty satisfying aroma. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, kind of zesty. Good, full-bodied imperial pils. Much better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On tap at The Federal, Durham. Not surprised to see this partly listed as a strong pils. Vigorously carbonated, deep gold pour. Noble hops initially in the nose, slowly revealing some nice fall fruit notes (crisp apple), pale malts, and hints of pepper. Modest pungent notes complement the bone dry finish, light fruit the bridge between them. Grassy as hell, almost like a cross between a really ripe saison and a pre-Prohibition lager. Really fine stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3307) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Sampled at the 2013 MBG Summer Festival. Very strong pine and floral aroma. Tastes like a forest, strong pine, spruce, grass and flowers. Barely notice the pilsner malt. Pretty good but I’ve had better imperial pilsners. Re-rate 3/14/14. Full pour at The Oak this time. Pours clear pale yellow with a big pillowy head that fades very slowly and leaves chunky, soapy lacing. Aroma is pine needles, flowers, pilsner malt, spicy hops, and a very light fruitiness. Taste is an awesome mix of stinging pine needles and crisp pilsner malt. Finish has an awesome bitter sting to it with some spicy hops and sharp carbonation. This is way better than I remember from the small festival sample I had. Really love this stuff. Definitely getting another pint.

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