In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Bell’s Brewery. It is their Third Coast Beer. This beer always gets confused most beer drinkers with Third Coast Old Ale. This one is a lager and the other one is old ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this lager.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head on this Lager. The smell has a sweet malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty note with a dry aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer and true to beer style.
Here is a description from their website (www.bellsbeer.com):
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.
In order to best preserve shelf & flavor stability, it is recommended Bell’s Lager Beer be kept refrigerated.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, as many of you know, I have been trying to find a perfect craft lager. I have never had this beer so I broke down and pick up this beer. It is pretty funny how this beer gets confused with their Old Ale. I do not know why they named it about this same name. This beer is pretty average but I can see why they made this beer. When Bell’s Brewery was starting, there was not many craft beer drinkers. This craft brewery was trying to get mass produced lager drinkers. There is many of these craft breweries that have lagers. Mainly, these craft breweries started in the 1980’s. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser