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RATINGS: 613   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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3.2
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2007
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.

2.5
EKGoldings (668) - 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.

3.2
Braudog (6834) - 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)

3.2
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.

2.8
Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pale in color and head. Aroma is grassy with a yeasty bready taste. Slight bitter finish. Not on par with bells heavier offerings but drinkable on a light summer day. I could drink this and mow the lawn.

3.3
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2007
12 oz bottle: Aroma is nice malty, grainy texture with a nice slightly pungent hop aroma with some twang to it. Pours a medium sized head with a oragnish/straw color. Taste is nice for this kind of lager. "Like an old pilsener used to taste like before they got all watered down in the state" as my father stated. Palate is ever so slightly bitter with a bit of the malt bringing up the rear. Overall, I thought this was a really good pilsener. Bell’s seem to never disappoint with me.

3.4
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
This brew is a hazy honey color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Floral hops, grass and light malt in the nose. Light body with moderate carbonation. Saaz hops character alongside malt, straw and yeast flavors. The finish is bitter hops and bready malt with lingering bitterness. Above average all around.

2.9
Beaver (1846) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is doughy, slightly sweet malts, with some grassy hops (Saaz?).

The flavor is mostly noble hops (Saaz) that are slightly metallic, but provide more bitterness than expected. A little sweetness from the malt comes out as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium and kind of watery.

Overall, a pretty good, albeit one-dimensional pilsener (not my favorite style).

3.2
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2007
wheat colored pour w/ a small thick white head. Light bread some honey touch of pepper tiny hint of an odd hop. Palate is avg. Flavor is some basic grain a light grassy hop touch of sweet almost like honey. Not to bad.. pretty good pils, very drinkable.

2
obguthr (6654) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Weak grass aroma. Gold color, thin head. Grassy and bitter. Slight black pepper aftertaste. Clearly not on par with Bell’s stouts.


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