Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. Bottled on 8/22/11, batch 10634.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden yellow with plenty of carbonation coming up through the beer. Poured slowly to keep most of the sediment in the bottle. Just a ring of white foam at the edge, and what lacing would form would slide back down the glass.
Smell: Wheat malt, grainy. Reminded me a bit of a US wheat beer. When first poured and cold though - smelled sweeter and had some floral hop smells to it as well.
Taste: Tangy and sour. Clean malt taste in the middle. Some lingering tartness at the end, but then is clears and is gone for a clean finish. Quite nice. As with the comment about it being different in smell when cold and first poured - same for the flavor. Sweeter up front and the tangy/sour is more muted when first poured and cold. I think I prefer it a bit more sour, but, the fridge cold flavor was good as well - just didn't last very long.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation that cleanses the palate, almost effervescent, but not fizzy. Towards the end of the beer as the carbonation died down I could get more of the liquid mouthfeel, which was definitely thicker than water, but not by a lot.
Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable - could easily have another without thinking about it. Went very well with pepperoni and green pepper pizza - the carbonation cleared the palate every time and the sourness didn't clash. Overall, a nice beer. Definitely worth trying again someday...I wonder how it would be as a summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2011 23:04:27 | More by damndirtyape
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3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle with a clear yellow color, plenty of bubbles, and a foamy white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is lemon and wheat. Taste is lemon, wheat, and a nice touch of tartness. The beer has a light to medium body feel and crisply refreshing. This was a surprise to me. I was expecting something light and uninteresting, but got something much more enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:14:41 | More by brutusmuktuk
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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