January 21, 2009

Bell's Lager Beer

Tonight I’m reviewing another beer donated by Petey of Petey’s Powderhorn. Right now he’s down in Florida enjoying himself at the same event I was supposed to go to. O’well, it was worth the trade. The beer this week is Bell’s Lager Beer by Bell’s Brewery.

Bell's Lager Beer

It came in a 12 oz brown bottle. There is a tan label with an old fashioned style map of the Great Lakes. Around the map are 8 icons. (Clockwise from top right) Water-skier, bridge, leaf, snow shoes, sailboat, pine tree, trout, paddle. At the top is the name of the beer flanked by a map compass and an anchor. Under the map it states “Lager of the Lakes”.

When I poured it into a pint glass, a half inch white head. It faded after five minutes into a film on the top. The color is of golden straw. There is a slight haziness to it. Light passes through easily enough.

The smell is dominated up front by grainy malts. There is a hint of hops to it that balances the scent out. A slight grassiness also is noticeable. The beer starts off with a nice crisp malt and follows through with a grassy hop taste. The flavor is very light, it’s reminiscent of a pilsner. A little bland for a lager, but more flavor than a pilsner.

This is a medium bodied beer, with a light carbonation.

This was an enjoyable beer, which was easy to drink. Nothing overly rememberable about it, it tastes good, but it really is a run of the mill lager. The flavor is kind of like a pilsner, but it has a medium body to it. Realistically it’s a good meal beer; you can drink this with a burger because the flavor won’t affect the flavor of the food. I give it 4.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at January 21, 2009 07:30 PM | TrackBack

I forgot all about telling you about the beer I was drinking over Christmas. I took a vacation to Poland and found a beer you would probably enjoy if you can find it here (I'm pretty sure you can). If you see a Zywiec Porter you should definately give it a shot. Don't let the 9.5% alcohol by volume throw you, it's pretty tasty.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at January 23, 2009 01:26 PM

It's got a nice label, anyway... :)

Posted by: Ogre at January 23, 2009 05:18 PM