Formerly brewed at Bellís Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Galesburg, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bellís Beer uses a Bohemian-lager yeast culture, high-grade European malts, and of course, Czech Saaz hops. Keeping with tradition, the deep golden, pilsner will lager for two months before being served.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2002
I tried this beer the other night at my friend nicks house. Bells should have never made a pilsner. Their bringing their good name to shame. It WAS better than all of the Macro poo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Fantastic lager. Nothing special or fancy. Just a good ole fashioned beer with no fancy gimicks. Ingredients are uniquely balanced to produce a lager which blows away the mass-producing breweries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Straw colored. Nice two-finger head. Fairly strong hop aroma. Tastes like Saaz with some citric notes. Pleasant malt aroma. Quite bitter for the lightness of the beer. Not as clean as most Pilseners. Some of the trademark Bellís breadiness. Spicy. Medium body. Very tasty. Refreshing, easy-drinking beer. Interesting that itís a bottle-conditioned Pilsener. I went into this beer with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. This one definitely gets a bad rap from fans of the other Bellís beers. Similar to Victory Prima Pils with more breadiness and mild citric notes. Some similarities to Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA in that this is also a quite highly hopped light beer, although stylistically theyíre fairly different. A big Pils. Jerm, give this one another try!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2004 Crazy 3-layer thingy in the appearance. Divided into head and body, but the body was further divided into a top and bottom. The top was very cloudy and like an unfiltered Beligian wit. The bottom was like a clear lager, like Bud or Corona. Maybe almost like a pour similar to Guiness, but that got stuck before totally seperating into head and body. The beer seemed to be ok. It was not skunky, and actually a bit like an APA - bitter, some citrus, etc. Some knock from the three layers. Maybe the best light-type lager I've ever had. Still not spectacular, but acceptable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Pours great, like a light Guiness, to a medium-amber color, slightly hazy with a nice rocky head. Sharp citrusy nose, flavor bitter/sweet with orange/lime citrus flavors dominant but enough caramel malt to keep it out of IPA territory (yes I know it is a lager!). Long, bitter, warming finish; one of the best straightforward lagers Iíve ever had, a model for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Strong hop presence. Pretty good for a pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2002
Nothing really jumps out as a major plus with this brew, but for sure there is nothing wrong with it either. Better than most, but not quite up to par with most other Bells products.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2710) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2002
Pours to a large bubbled, yet frothy foam with mega stickiness. Aroma is super clean, like lying in a field of freshly picked Saaz; some breadiness detected underneath the blanket of hops. Flavors are slighlty subdued but a fresh, floral hoppiness arises along with a fresh flavor of dough. Finish is also very clean and long. I donít know what the other raters expect from a pilsner but the cleanliness and hop/malt character in this sit rather nicely with me. More bitterness and complexity would make this beer complete, IMO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 7, 2001
The cloudiest Pilsner iíve ever seen, it didnít look like a Pilsner at all. The worst Bells product by far

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2001
Very good, but I am in agreement with the rest, the other Bellís beers are better.

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