Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 Golden medium white head, great lacing. Decent aroma of grass, hay and biscuit. Flavor much the same. Grass, light saaz spiciness, doughy bread and biscuity malt. Very clean. Medium carbonation. Soft-creamy mouthfeel. Starting to change my opinion of this beer, when fresh it’s a pretty solid brew. bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Lagers are new for me so I was not too sure what to expect. Honestly, this might be a fantastic lager but it didn’t taste much better to me than some macro. I think I need to try a bunch of lagers to compare and then maybe come back to this one. Drinkable but not my favorite. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Sampled via 12-oz bottle at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN as Bells Lager of the Lakes. Pours a clear golden pale blonde brew with a large foamy head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring with some good lacing. Aroma of light bready malt, some fruity pear, citrus zest and a touch of yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of fruity bread-like malt and a touch of citrus. Finish is slightly bitter with a citrus and bread malt aftertaste. A decent pimple pilsenser. pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
12-18-07 bottle chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Thin, clear yellow gold in color but awesome head and fantastic huge lacing around the glass. Smells metallic and a bit like the yeasty pale lager aroma that haunts me. Can taste some wheat and some sweetness as well in this one. Not horrible - but not just wonderful either.
Very good larger. Not bland and derrivative like most larger. Big step up from the macro brewers
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle thanks to alexgash on BA (i think) If not, probably gregis. Hell, thank you both either way...mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Pours pale yellow with a nice big lasting white head in a pilsner glass. Smell is pleasantly malty with a grainy almost slight corn like sweetness. There is an actual, nice hop presence in both the smell and taste. Good balanced mild malty/light bitter hops to it. Nice bitter bite and a nice mouthfeel actually. Slightly thick but crisp carbonation as well. Simple, but nice.
bottle saying bells lager form acknud:
pours thisn white head atop a light golden yellow body. aroma of very floral hops with a crisp malt character of fresh fruit that is tropical. flavour is a light floral hop bitter, very small amount of the sweetish malt. ver yrefreshing and easy to drink. finish with the normal hop bitterness of a lager.
EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Not enough malt or saaz bitterness for my taste, I’m wondering wit their water chemistry is like. Slight metallic character detracts. Braudog (6717) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle as "Lager of the Lakes": Poured golden and quite clear. Crisp and clean with a light Bohemian hoppiness and an almost fruity warmth to it. This is a very well made lager, an every day beer for more than every day people. (#3240, 12/9/2007) walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Pale straw color with quickly fading white head. Nose is grassy and slightly fruity, with some faint light malt sugar coming through. Flavor is clean light malt with a touch of some funky grassy hops and a bit of lemon citrus here and there. Nice and crisp overall, and perfect carbonation. Nothing to gush over, but certainly an easy drinker.