malkyore (376) - - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bells is my favorite brewery. Larry Bell is a god. If you tell me that Larry Bell drank a beer in his dreams and then realized it. I will seek this beer out. I will travel to the ends of the earth and back for a chance to try this beer, and I do this because I know it will be worth it. And it is. Bells is one of those breweries that can do whatever they want however they want and it will always be amazing and this beer is no different. This is hands down the best lager I have ever drank. It Pours a fizzy murky lemonade color, with a thick white head and some lacing. Not much of a nose, a little hops and a lot of citrus and grass. The taste is hoppy too. A citrusy ipa flavor, with a pop-like lager body. If you ever come to a place where you can get a bells one off, do it. I?ll come right out and say it, I HATE lagers and I find this beer amazing. This is how all beers should be, delicious, alcoholic, and highly original. Leave it to Larry Bell.....
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Mellow - strong hoppy aroma for a lager with a basic straw yellow pour, balanced and smooth taste with a mildly warming mouthfeel.
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fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft @ the Brewpub. Pours a medium golden with white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy. Taste is like drinking a forest, very piney and crisp. Top notch lager.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours golden just like a lager. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste crisp like a lager but nice addition of hops. Finish is decent
Houle (11) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
South with clean flavors and a crisp refreshing feeling. Aroma isnít really present but the taste is full flavored. Easy drinker.
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Samís! What a nice surprise to randomly stop in here on a thursday night and find this rarity on tap! Samís must be the #1 Bellís account in the state because they have been getting lots of one-offs and other Bells kegs that you rarely see outside of the Kalamazoo area. I was a little worried that this might be an old keg, but was willing to take the chance. At samís you have to get a full pour, or nothing so I got almost a full pint of this magical lager. And super magical it is. I donít think I have ever had a better lager, and ofcourse this only had a few characteristics I would associate with lagers, but I am by no means an expert on the subject-actually quite the novice. Pours a glowing yellow with light orange tints, a large, succinct and neat two finger white head with a steady sticky white lace throughout. Nose is fantastic. This is an strong pale lager/imperial pils. Almost smells like a funky orval or a super dry Stillwater premium, super doughy, dry hops are in full effect, hardly any sweetness at all, just super fresh, light lemon and grassy tartness. Flavor is equally amazing. Super dry, lightly fruity, minerals, light leather and barnyard. Again, very light sweetness, incredibly crisp and dry. I had to drink this much quicker than I would have liked because of time constraints, but goddamn, it was amazing. Clerk said they hoped to get another keg or maybe even some bottles as Bells has plans to brew this again. I sure hope so. Best Lager I have ever had, hands down.
bwa5879 (885) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at eccentric cafe. Golden clear yellow pour with a little white head. Grassy aroma with some noble hop scent.. Bitter salty tingly taste at first, next comes grapefruit hop flavor mixed with hints of banana-like taste (yeast?), and burton salts. Very nice lager taste. Slightly numb tongue upon finish. Above average carbonation with tingly mouthfeel. Definitely one of the better lagers I have had. Good hop presence with some sour European malt flavor.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice solid brew. Nice citrus and resin palate. Really easy drink. Lighter than most bells. Still solid
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at soup spoon. Creamy white head. Some citrus/malt/hay aromas. Crisp hay and citrus pith flavor without being overly bitter. Dry finish. It would be easy to put back a few of these.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlogged rating: Straw hued with fizzy lively head. The aroma has notes of noble hops, grassy and grainy with an earthy yeast tones, a hint of honey as well. The taste has a slight twangy fruit note, biscuity malts and a grassy/herbal hop note. Very faint pine and pepper hop notes as well. The mouth feel is crisp and refreshing. Very enjoyable lager that is overly boozy like many of the genre.