Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by brewingnewbie:
3.3/5 rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: pale yellow, hazy, a little carbonation. one finger head that quickly dissipated to nothing.
S: slight citrusy smell. Can't tell it completely but some type of citrus.
T: Kind of weak taste. Has a bitter/sour bite at the end almost as an aftertaste that tastes kind of like lemons? maybe limes? oranges? Not sure obviously. After it warmed a little I was able to find that tart taste I sought. Definitely more of a lemon flavor at that point as well.
M: Bubbly. light. Not much to it.
O: Not my favorite beer. Memorable beer because of the fact I haven't had one like it yet. It will give me something to compare to. May buy one here and there just for fun.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 22:01:41 | More by brewingnewbie
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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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