Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by shamrock071521:
3.91/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass
bottled 5/20/13, ~2 months old.
A (3.5): bright, golden yellow color with a slight hazzieness. one finger of bright white head dissipates within a couple minutes leaving little to no lacing. very active carbonation.
S (4.25): a tart, sour fruity smell is most noticeable. green apples.
T(3.75): tart green apple taste upfront, with a crisp sour taste in the middle that is very refreshing. aftertaste is mild, mostly sour with a tiny hint of bitterness.
M(4): lighter mouthfeel, carbonation is medium-high which compliments the tartness well. it kind of gives that ‘puckering’ sensation like sucking on a sour candy.
O: a very enjoyable beer, especially in this hotter weather. Berliner Weiss is not a style that I’ve tried many beers from, but it’s a very nice change of pace from my usual rotation of IPAs and porters. I'll definitely be drinking some more of this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2013 00:00:23 | More by shamrock071521
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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 1,609 ratings.