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Bellís Oarsman Ale - Sour Cherry

Bellís Oarsman Ale - Sour Cherry
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (904) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Maroon pour with whispy offwhite foam on top, looks like dark cranberry juice. Light carbonation, chalky mouthfeel, tingly crisp finish. Nose is light tangy and funky cranberry/cherry, perhaps raspberry too but its hard to distinguish its so light. Bold cherry, sour bretty and lemon in the taste. Good rendition, crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On tap at bells, definitely some cherry notes. Not my favorite style but this ones pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Tap: murky copper, dingy all around with a gray-tinted, white-ish head that settles to a thick collar rather quickly. Aroma is deep, deep, hidden sour cherry notes and a faint touch of lemon in the back. Not much else aside from the deep pitted cherry. Light, faint, very relaxed. Taste is full of light cherry, actually a bit more sweet than sour. Thereís a light, soft tartness mid-palate with some mild wheat and grain to go along. Very slight chalky aftertaste with more cherry in the finish. Very nice beer, but I was expecting a little more tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of tart cherry, bourbon, lightly sweet cherry, vanilla, and a hint of oak. Itís a mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze. It has a small white head that leaves some decent webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet and tart cherries. The finish has light-moderate bourbon with some faint oak and vanilla. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, thereís more bourbon here than I was expecting.

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