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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As refreshingly crisp as a morning swim in a Great Lake, this brew is crafted with Pils and Munich malts. The pronounced hop character of this golden lager sparks thoughts of sandy beaches and rocky islands.

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3.4
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 I drank Bells Beer under the name "Lager of the Lakes". This Pilsener is a light golden color with crisp malty flavor and light aroma. While this was not an especiallyu special beer, I will continue to order this when available.

2.8
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Translucent gold with a small but sturdy white head. Grassy hops, soft lemon, yeast and light grains comprise the aroma. Taste is lemony with grassy hops, grains and soft tea leaf flavors. The malt is not overly bready. Mild buttered biscuit. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Bubbly in spots. Dry towards the end. Ends with more grassy hops, lemon, soft yeast and grains. As it winds down there is a flavor of melon. Softer bread notes as well.

2.8
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Acknud. A slightly citrusy and grassy aroma, pale yellow in color with a small white head. Better than any standard domestic lager.

3.3
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
12oz. Pours clear golden with a small white head that disappears quickly. Mostly lemon in the nose, body has a similar acidity and relatively strong malt backbone. Lacking the pilsener hop I was expecting. Pretty soft, could use some better carbonation. Still better than most.

3.2
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Batch 8093. Pours pretty pale golden color, translucent with a foamy white head. Normal Pilsner aroma, beery, bready, not much hops left. Taste is smooth as hell, watery, light with a super quick finish. This is incredibly drinkable and certainly inoffensive but a little too flavorless. Could drink a bunch of these but if I were in the mood I’d go for something like Prima Pils over this. Still not bad just not close to Bell’s other offerings.

3.5
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
gold with white head and some minimal lacing. Hay like aroma with a similar flavor throw in some citrus and bread.

3.8
Styles (2016) - 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.

2.4
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.

3.2
Skyview (6115) - 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.

2.8
pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
12-18-07 bottle
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.


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