Tasting: June 18, 2012
Bell’s Oarsman Ale
This is a Berliner Weissbier or a German-style wheat beer. It’s described as a “session beer”, meaning a beer that you could drink a number of in one session. Here’s one of my posts that explain the origins of the term sessionable.
The pour of Bell’s Oarsman Ale is even lighter than I expected. It has a very mellow aroma of grain, not much else. When cold and wet are the top impressions of a beer you’re in trouble. That’s how Coors markets themselves. Unfortunately, for this popular summer beer, there really isn’t much in the way of flavor at all. Maybe it has some subtle lemon, but not much else. However, I wouldn’t put it in the class of a Bud or Coors Light since this one doesn’t have those funky off flavors. For that reason alone, I’ll put it slightly ahead of that pair of macro-brewed beers and give it 70 points.