Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Gigantis:
3.9/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
My bar down the street bought a keg of this. I guess it's relatively hard to get?
The appearance is bright yellow with a soft white head. In my pint glass, it looks like it is thicker and hazier than most pilsners. I had this beer introduced to me as "sour mash" beer though, so my expectations were probably a little out of whack since I had never heard of this before.
Smell is tart and crisp. Nothing overpowering but very clean with just a small amount of zing.
It tastes really good. I can understand why some people, my bartender included, would call this a "sour mash" beer. It's got some nice citrus, tart lip smacking pinache to it without being fruity at all. Definitely different than most Czech pilsners I've had but definitely once I tasted it I thought that that's probably what I must be drinking, if I had to qualify it.
It's light in the mouth. Fizzy even - this is the weakest aspect to this beer.
A beer this light and tasty is very drinkable. The sourness could get to some after more than one of these though. I could definitely drink another, and I did.
Serving type: on-tap
12-16-2009 19:54:26 | More by Gigantis
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4.21/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Personally I think this beer is underrated across the board. It is a pretty nice beer from Bell ' s, fruity and fairly light. It is a very drinkable beer in my opinion, would drink a few on a hot day. It is not my favorite beer, but with a decent aroma and solid refreshing taste, it deserves better than the moderate rating.
Overall, I'll definitely enjoy this brew again. Good for a spring/summer brew and can have a few with its light abv
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 04:27:06 | More by eepound2
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.