Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.89/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy straw yellow with a white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds.
Smell - Somewhat bready with a mellow citrus lemon undertone.
Taste - Really simple, basic flavor, but pretty delicious. Lots of lime and lemon zest backed by a very neutral bready malt quality. Finishes with a refreshing, mellow lemon-lime sourness.
Mouthfeel - Light in body with lively, tingly carbonation. Crisp bite. Goes down smooth and easy.
Overall - Pretty sure this is my first Berliner Weiss, and I gotta say I'm digging it. Really nice lemon zing that comes across as very genuine. Perfect summer brew. Corona with lime wedge, eat your heart out!
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 02:13:01 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.79/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle with a bottled on date of June, 2014. Poured into a weizen glass a hazy straw color with a finger of white head. Head lasts about 3 minutes then falls leaving thin and not particularly sticky lacing, not surprising given the high acidity.
Aroma is primarily a very grainy wheaty scent along with sharp, spicy phenols. Zesty, lemony citrus hops and a subtle hint of fruity esters.
Sharply acidic lacto flavors combine with a zesty lemony hop bitterness. Very wheaty with a touch of floral hoppiness. Apple-like esters.
Sharp, clean, crisp mouthfeel. Acidic and highly carbonated with a light body.
Overall, this is a decent beer. Rated to style, its ABV and hoppiness is too high for a Berliner Weisse, and it's missing the big, fruity, banana-like esters of an American Pale Wheat or a Hefeweizen. Wherever it lies stylistically, it's drinkable but far from exceptional.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 22:24:13 | More by Phocion
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,606 ratings.