Appearance: Golden-straw in color and slightly hazy; light carbonation.
Aroma: Gentle notes of citrus.
Taste: Tart but not overwhelmingly so, overlaying a dry, light wheat malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing body.
Move over, Oberon. Bell’s Oarsman Ale is my choice for Official Beer of Summer. With a light, refreshing body courtesy of the wheat-dominated malt profile, the gentle tartness provided by Bell’s use of a traditional German sour mash method combines to deliver an easy-drinking, palate cleanser of a brew. Perfect for those dog days of summer or any time the craving for a light yet flavorful “session” beer strikes. So drinkable I’ve taken to calling it “Moresman.” Available year round.