Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
I didn't know what to expect with this one. I purchased a single when I was at the brewery and wasn't even sure what style it was at the time, just that I hadn't had one before. I actually really enjoy this beer. It pours a slightly hazy and extremely light gold. Nearly no head at all, even with a vigorous pour down the middle. Slight lacing and a few carbonation bubbles here and there.
It smells sour and delicious. I noticed something that reminded me of wild berries. Only hints of alcohol and some earthy notes as well.
The taste was extremely refreshing. It's crisp and delightful. Slightly sour and tart but with a nice clean finish. It's medium bodied but drinks like an extremely light bodied beer, if that makes any sense at all. There aren't many lingering notes, maybe just a bit of tart. Almost no bitterness in the more expected hoppy sense of the word. It's fairly well balanced with some earth notes, maybe fresh cut hay.
Overall it's extremely enjoyable. It isn't one of the greats but I could find myself enjoying this more often. I should have gotten a six pack instead of a single.
11-30-2011 00:09:39 | More by robboyd
3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
From notes... The first of the style.
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.
S - Leafy, grassy hops, touch of breaded malt, and wheat.
T - Incredibly tart, bready, wheaty, leafy grass notes. Surprisingly mild and easily sessionable. Some sour citrus lingers on the palette.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet; she's a drinker.
O - Certainly fitting for the style and a very unique experience indeed. That being said, there was nothing mind blowing about the flavours. Worth a try.
11-29-2011 17:57:01 | More by andrenaline
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.