Subliminal64 (248) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017 coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not much on pilsners but as far as they go its one of the better. pours the standard pee yellow with a heavy head. taste hints at pepper which seperates this one from most. Medium hop flavor with hints of grass and malt with good carbonation and a sharp dry finish. Its Bells. How bad can it be?
Where Purchased: 347ml bottle from Meijer in Michigan
Consumed: from a pilsner glass
Aroma: Smells slight hoppy with a bit of sweetness.
Appearance : slightly filtered pale gold with decent head that sticks around for a few sips. Lacing is the same.
Taste: well balanced with a touch of hops.
Palate : light body. Slight bitter aftertaste. Great carbonation.
Overall: Just about a perfect Lager. Aftertaste was a little bitter then it should be, but overall this is about the best Lager besides Muskoka. I was glad to try and seek out again and again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.
tillmac62 (768) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2017
BOD 6/29/17. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.
The nose is very good. It provides a light lemon aspect that is airy over a subtly sweet malt base that has both bread and biscuit aspects.
Light body with a touch of oiliness to it. The carbonation / body balance is world class. Effervescence is noted in the nose several minutes post opening. The middle is a tingly burst of finely bubbled effervescence that trails off towards the finish. The finish forms the final effervescent release crescendo and is quite prickly.
The flavor profile is also very good. Intensity is world class, quite flavorful. Complexity is average - a bit of lemon over a sweet biscuit (mostly) base. Bitterness is surprisingly aggressive for the style and is herbal in nature but lacks real associated flavor. It's more of a bitterness for bitterness' sake approach rather than targeted such as with PU and Saaz. The finish is a bit crisp and fades with a light lemon sweet bitterness. hotstuff (5281) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Rated on 9-11-2017. This draft beer's appearance when served is a small white head that is mostly lasting, lightly hazy medium yellow body, no carbonation observed, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is grass and malt. The flavor presents light bitterness, malt, crisp, and dry. The mouthfeel is clean and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is an easy drinking beer that has a light bitter finish. This is a so-so beer and not one of my favorite Bell's beers. SONOFWODEN (77) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2017
As with other Bell's styles I have tasted, this one poured with a nice head -- rocky, nearly creamy which stuck around for a good while. . . .aroma was of lightly sweet malt and then hops. . .taste again had light sweetness, followed by hops bitterness and very dry finish which I did not personally care for. This is not the type of "Lager" that I am used to and, if choosing a Lager, I would prefer Yuengling. fsquirrel29 (91) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2017
I would drink this beer if handed to me, but I will never buy it again. With "lager" in the name I expected this to be a very smooth (maybe even bland) beer. But I found it very hoppy and I’m not a fan of hoppy beers.
muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s in Beloit, WI, served 10 minutes out of the fridge in a Christoffel glass. Deep, lightly hazy-oily gold, largish very stable creamy-chunky off-white head...beautifully textured aroma of sweet pils malt and light herbal-grassy acerbic notes; a hint of soapiness on opening but this disappears fairly quickly...very light sweetness at the front, and a bit at the end, but overall this is dry, moderately to strongly bitter, grassy and a bit alkaline...bitterness carries through at the finish for a long, dry ending, with a full mouthfeel and somewhat low carbonation. I’m on a totally different vibe with this than most of you guys, this is hugely enjoyable for me, and I’m glad to be really enthused about a Bells product again. ryrpat (403) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Typical Czech lager. Nice golden color and a nice malty backbone giving a nice sweet finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sinfull (1847) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Great, European style pilsner . However it doesn't have IPA aroma or high ABV and has a word "lager" on it . With this combination it's not easy to get great reviews)).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone unclemike (3197) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Poured clear amber with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer. Bacchus66 (1006) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2017
From tap. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Straightforward nose of cereal and grainy hops. Very smooth citrus texture with a long finish.