Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Finn:
3.93/5 rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
poured into a Duvel tulip, this is a very pale gold, and slightly hazy beer. The aroma is subtle,but nice: Light tart/funk with a clean, almost creamy wheat smell to it. A crisp mouthful opens up into a nice moderate malt sweetness provided by the wheat and lighter malts. A very mild but pleasant tart note envelops the flavor near the finish, but then fades quick. A very "clean" and crisp, and subtly tart take on a berliner weisse. I bet this would be great in the warm weather. Overall, if you're a fan of the style it's an interesting take. Not very tart at all, but I liked it.
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2012 01:57:32 | More by Finn
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3.16/5 rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.
A- A goblet receives a very pale golden beer with just a small haziness to it. A fizzy white cap builds atop the beer but falls rather quickly to a small ring. Lacing comes in with just a few spots around the glass.
S- Simple yet effective aroma for the style. Grainy wheat crust with a light tart lactic acid fruitiness.
T- The yeast side of things opens up more with light fruit esters like apple coming in with some breadiness. The centerpiece is still the lactic acid lemony fruit feel even though the actual sourness is very low.
MF- Light bodied but it has a certain puffy, foamy texture to it. High end carbonation contributes to that consistency and there is just a hint of tartness.
This is certainly one of the least tart Berliners I have had in a long time. This is not detrimental but I think even a hint more tarts would do wonders. Solid but suprassed by other modern examples of this style.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 00:13:49 | More by cbutova
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,622 ratings.