Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
3.85/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Very cloudy golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger white head that fizzes down to a thinner layer fairly quick. Lacing is light.
Smell: Aroma of wheat and yeast with lots of tart lemon citrus. Some hints of herbal hops. Mostly tart and sweet lemons in the smell. Also a bit of a sour smell.
Taste: Starts with a burst of tart and sour lemon fruit. A solid presence of wheat grains, yeast, and pale malts follow. Finishes somewhat bready from the malts. Tartness is fairly strong but not overbearing.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp and slightly watery.
Overall: A pretty solid light bodied lemon forward beer. Pretty flavorful.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2011 06:47:50 | More by MattyG85
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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.