Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
2.76/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is...well, nearly nonexistent. It isn't even half a finger high, and the retention is horrible. Just not a pretty beer.
S: The aroma is troubling - the primary smell is funk, and it's an unpleasantly cheesy, almost diapery funk. Hints of apple hides behind the unpleasantries. Luckily, the nose here is pretty mild.
T: Apple notes hit first. After the funk appears in the middle of the palate, it finishes with a vaguely sweet cream flavor. Very mild wisps of tartness try to poke through to little avail. Actually, this works a lot better than it did on the aroma. Still not great in my eyes, though - the flavors are rather muddled.
M: Probably the best part of the brew; it's light and crisp in all the right places, with a thirst quenching sweet upsurge on the back end.
O: What little I've sampled of the style, I haven't liked. This is definitely the closest I've come to liking a Berliner. It still has its fair share of flaws which keep that from happening: poor aroma, ugly look, and undefined flavors mean I'm not going to get this one again.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2013 03:00:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.63/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is a nice session beer that I've grown to enjoy. It has a light citrus smell and a light lemon sour taste. It really cleanses the palate and is perfectly carbonated. The first one of these I ever had I though was awful, but I now understand sour beers. Gave this on hand for an after meal drink or when trying other beers.
Pours gold in appearance with a small white head. Served in a pint glass.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 06:15:28 | More by Tafyob41
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.