Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a E&J Cask & Cream glass on 12/14/10
Reviewed as a Berliner Weisse
Straw-hued with a golden gleam; very light in color. Some chill haze. One inch of white foam thins to a skim at an even pace. No lacing to speak of.
The aroma is simple but effective. Ripe fruits - tart apple & hints of grape adding a vinous notion. Notes of grass, toasted grains & floral hops. Aromatically speaking, it's a clean profile. The taste is more tangy than sour, per se; notes of apple are in abundance. Floral hops mix with the apple, but the grains are somewhat overpowered. As it warms there's a funky yeast note on the back half. Light bodied with reasonably high carbonation; the overall feel is crisp. Fairly dry, wine-like finish with white grape juice residuals lingering.
Oarsman Ale is a pretty solid beer. After passing over it several times, I'm glad to have picked up a bottle. I've enjoyed it just fine.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2010 03:49:31 | More by Ryan011235
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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.
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