Happy Saturday! Today’s selection is a beer that I picked up out-of-state and one of Bell’s core beers that I’ve never tried.
Style: American Pale Lager
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Nicely balanced, Bell’s Lager Beer focuses on the flavors developed in the brew house, matching a crisp bitterness & distinctive herbal hop aromas to a simple yet firm malt backbone. Following in the tradition of Bohemian-style pilsners, this beer spends a full six weeks maturing in the fermentation vessels. This extended conditioning period refines the overall flavor, highlighting the contributions of the malts & hops.”
Random: After reading the description from the brewery, I think I may have gotten an old bottle.
The brew poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with a lot of carbonation visible, which was to be expected for the style. The nose was mild. I picked up sweet grain, almost like a combination of barley and corn and white bread. there wasn’t anything else in there, even after I let it warm for a few minutes. The taste was simple. It had sweetness from light honey and corn with the same barley. There wasn’t any note of grass that I could detect. The body was light and crisp with high carbonation. The finish was quick with the same sweetness. A single bottle went for $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer wasn’t a chore to drink, but it was boring. Since I can’t get Bell’s in New Jersey, I always try to pick up their beers when I see them, but this isn’t one worth searching for.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0