Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
look is hazy light gold orange. smell is musty wheat, dust. Taste is a very sour lemon/watermelon with a wheat background. Seriously, this is the sour-est beer I've ever had that's not skunked out.
Good and sour wheat beer. I might have to pick this up again.
08-22-2012 08:54:38 | More by jimmah120
4.33/5 rDev +23.4%
Very bready with lemon and citrus tones, but with an excellent mix of characteristics that lets a lot of things show through and lets no one thing hijack the ride. Berliner Weisse characteristics abound. Good feel, very easily drinkable. I could actually go for many of these in one sitting. A really excellent production, imo.
08-19-2012 23:13:53 | More by RblWthACoz
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a semi hazy yellow color with a very slight head. Scent is grassy and grainy with hints of citrus. Taste is light, refreshing, and very easy sipping with its grassy, earth taste. Overall a very smooth and light beer. I was really shocked by how light tasting this was from being a Bell’s brew. Great for summer, but don’t expect the bold Bell’s taste you’re accustomed to.
08-16-2012 17:42:43 | More by Lemke10
4/5 rDev +14%
Bottle dated 7/24/12, enjoyed on 8/13/12. Served in a FFF pint glass.
Pour: Lightly hazy yellow, with a finger and a half white head. Diminishes to a rim, and leaves light lacing.
Smell: A funky wheatiness, as well and a nice lemon rind. Thats about it.
Taste: Nice, light sour lemon, with a delicious bready maltiness. Really two dimensional here, and I'm perfectly ok with that.
Mouthfeel: So light and refreshing. Tartness is just barely there, but is really nice.
Overall: I really, really like this beer for what it is. I would love this in cans.
08-14-2012 00:01:33 | More by cfrances33
3.78/5 rDev +7.7%
Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, moderate carbonation
Smell: sou mix and a hint of grain--not very strong a smell
Taste: honey, grain, wheat, and light sour mix that is present throughout
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light bodied, sweet with tartness that is present throughout and really picks up at the end, prickly
Overall: Another excellent beer after a long day of hiking. Not as good as the German counterparts I have had, but certainly a beer I could do a six of. Wish the smell was a bit stronger here.
08-13-2012 16:55:22 | More by tigg924
3.83/5 rDev +9.1%
A-Clear yellow, some carbonation, two finger head that doesn't last long.
S-Wheat, some tart notes, a little skunky, along with floral notes.
T-Light wheat notes, barely even tart, no bitterness, some lemon. Floral notes.
M-Light, tad watery, not much carbonation.
O-A nice easy drinking beer, not as tart as I was expecting, but it would be a nice intro to tart brews.
08-06-2012 23:02:27 | More by rlee1390
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.