TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, 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.
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was featured at the "12 Bellís of Christmas" at Chatham Tap in Fishers, IN in early December. First off, I have to start this off with wow. It pours a BMC like dark straw yellow with no head at all. It look no different than a Bud or Millter Lite. This deception leads to a greater finish. It smells great. It has this Gumballhead mixed with IPA aroma to it. It is very piny, floral, has hoppy bitterness to go with subtle sweetness. The flavor mirrors this. It has the flavor of Gumballhead mixed with an IPA to feature a perfect mix of the two. This is by far the best lager Iíve ever had. It drinks very light and smooth. The content is very deceptive. It drinks so light and has exceptional flavor that this beer can creep up on you. It is excellent, absolutely phenomenal. Wow. Itís disappointing that this may have been my only time to drink it. What a beer
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW!! This ppoured a light yellow color with a white head. Aroma was very refreshing light citrus andpine hops and not much else. Flavor was very surprising nice amount of piney hops, some grapefruit too. Great hop flavor but not very bitter. Just so refreshing, this would be the PERFECT lawnmore beer.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden with a lasting white head. Excellent lacing on the glass as it went down. Aroma was mostly hops. Crisp citrus fruits, floral, light malts. Medium, easy drinking body. Flavor was full of those crisp hops. Citrus and floral and nice crisp grass. The malts were about as clean as the best pilsener Iíve had, which aided the hop bitterness. This one surprised and blew me away. I really got to enjoy the hops without having to wade through a bunch of caramel like in many IPAs (Not that Iím complaining, I enjoy IPAs). I would build a bar around this beer. (Draft at Khyber Pass Pub, Philly)
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
14k gold pour. White head. Aroma of grassy hops, wheat thins, light caramel malt. Flavor is nice and crisp, hoppy, a phenomenal lager. Delicious.
Tripplebrew (766) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is grapefruit and nutty undertones. Earthy spruce notes. Flavor is a lot of grapefruit with bitter spruce to offset the citrus bite from the grapefruit. Definitely notes of alcohol come across on the palate. Body is light with active carbonation.
SpongeRuiner (531) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. A fantastic lager. Has to be my favorite of the style. Still has that hoppiness though. Would love to get some of this.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on-tap at Bellís Eccentric Cafe
...Outstanding beer. I see the picture on here shows it in a bottle... what the hell? Is it rare in bottles? Iíd buy this a shit constantly if I had six-packs. Brewery only, maybe? Who knows. I sure as hell donít. 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 donít have a problem with that.
Quinannan Falls Lager is most definitely "exceptional". People need to try this.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 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" Iíve had, mainly because you can still identify it as such. Goddamn, bring this stuff to six packs, Bells.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I donít remember writing this, but do remember trying to drink myself to death with beer. From my notes: "Super hoppy, super dry, beautifully clean lager yeast and crispy/snappy malts... This beer is a pimp!" And we all know pimpiní ainít easy. The scores for this beer are criminally low.