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RATINGS: 170   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (374) - - APR 16, 2013
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.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1995) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Taste and bitterness in an American lager! Knew immediately that this wasn’t Bud---unless it was a bad batch of Bud that accidentally had some hops! 6.3% ABV was a bit higher than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1363) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pour from a 12oz can. Clear golden brew with generous and persistent white head. Aroma of grass, tart fruit and a little spice. Taste is mild malt up front with an pleasantly complext bouquet of hops building towards the middle of the swallow - grass, tart fruit, a little earth, a little spice, hints of resin - ends with a moderately bitter and clean finish. Well hopped lager that retains the light and refreshing nature of the style. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Booga (56) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2016
From the can. Glad they canned this one. It will come in handy this summer. Nice clean crisp taste. Light like most othe popular lagers but has a nice little hop bitterness that sets this one apart. Another good job by Bells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a clear pale gold color with a frothy two finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Very nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up. Grassy floral hop aroma with ale malt and a slight adjunct presence. Some grass, straw and light fruit with slightly earthy, grassy, saaz like hops. There’s also some pilsner malts apple and pear. Decent but nothing special about the nose. Medium bodied wih a crisp hop bite that lingers over the pale malt and sweet fruit notes into a dry finish. Bitter and dry with grass, straw and subtle pine needle followed by bread, biscuit, apple and pear. There’s also a weird adjunct like metallic graininess that I can’t put my finger on which lingers after the finish. Crisp and refreshing with nice dryness but a weird and unpleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - AUG 21, 2015
Draft. Pours a golden color. Aroma and taste are grassy, fruity, and some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2569) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear yellow straw pour with a thin top of foam. Lasting ring. Very unusual powdery citrus flavors. Dried lemon peels dusted with honey corn starch. Tangerine pips. Snowflake bread rolls. Hints of dried pinecones. Vanilla ice cream. Lemon verbena. Plantains. Notes of sand tarts, oyster shells, buttered croissants, dream whip and toasted coconut. Standard base. Not huge or grand, but the flavors are just ... bizarre. And surprising. Which makes it quite noteworthy!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (1259) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a pale gold with a thin white head and a little bit of lacing. Aroma is pine hops, citrus, and sweet resin. Flavor is sweet citrus and pine. Has a smooth body. This is very impressive. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
A pretty dang good hoppy lager. It’s a lot like Prima Pils, I’d say, but a bit heavier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2015
I found this on the menu and tried it on a whim, knowing Bells Brewery puts out good products. What a nice surprise! It doesn’t look like much, in truth, and the appearance is the weakest part of this beer, as it’s not much darker than your typical BMC type beer. But it’s got a nice crisp nose, moderately hopped, floral bite to the flavor. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (667) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Tap...nice golden Lager color with a fragrant hop nose. Taste is of earthy, grassy grain and floral hops. Very easy drinking and delish.

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