Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Knuckles_Nuclear:
2.88/5 rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12oz bottle in a pint glass.
A - Pale yellow color...very clear. with zero head and zero lacing.
S - I detected a mild tartness with a yeasty backside. Very faint.
T - A bit of tart yeast, maybe some malty sweetness, but not much. Not much at all. No aftertaste, no lingering finish, just nothing.
M - Thin, watery, sort of flat. The bubbles disappeared soon after pouring.
O - A thin beer low on flavor. I found it about as refreshing as a glass of water. Possibly a serviceable session beer on a hot day, but I found this one lacking in every department.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 22:48:29 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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3.16/5 rDev -9.7%
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 1,624 ratings.