|Posted on November 20, 2010 at 2:26 AM|
I have been wanting to try this beer for a very long time, and now I have finally had the chance!!! This is Bell's Lager! "Lager of the Lakes" (the lakes being the Great Lakes, just for those that don't know... it is a Michigan beer after all)
An American Pale Lager (regular straight forward pale lager, no adjuncts!) with 4.5% ABV. It gets a B overall on Beer Advocate. I was extremely excited to try this beer, as I am a big fan of regular pale lager (adjunct lager, not so much though, but this is no adjunct lager).
Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. It pours a pale yellow color and gives about a two fingers width of head. Light carbonation, but enough to make it refreshing.
The smell is very grainy and malty, with a slight hint of hops... Exactly what I would expect from a pale lager.
There is a lot of pale malts and a graininess that carries over from smell to taste, as well as the taste of lager yeasts with a nice slightly bitter hoppy finish. Nice and crisp mouth-feel, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
Very drinkable, which many lagers are, but this one goes down real smooth and is very well balanced.
I may possibly do a video review of this one later, I liked it that much.
GLASS WAY FULL!!!!