Episode #225: Oatsmobile Ale

Dan needed a break from cleaning the Life On Tap Compound, so he reached for Bell’s Brewery Oatsmobile Ale, a session pale brewed with oats.

Bell’s Brewery Oatsmobile Ale

Bell’s year-round Session Pale Ale, brewed with the signature ingredient (Oats), “uses a blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops, including Mosaic, Equinox and Glacier”.  Oatsmobile Ale is available in 6-packs and on draft, weighs in at 4.3% ABV and whopping 60 IBUs (high for a session beer).

Also, if you’re in NYC over Christmas and want to do a little drinking on Boxing Day (aka the 26th), join Dan and Dad On Tap and more of the crew for the Boxing Day Pub Crawl! Contact Dan for details.

Appearance

Orange/golden orange in color, with a frothy, beautiful head and soft lacing on the glass.

Aroma

Sweet, almost orange blossom honey-like note blended with the oats and reaminder of the grain bill.

Taste

While the mouthfeel really shines, there is a tremendous amount of malt flavor with the hops coming in towards the end and on the finish.

Mouthfeel

Really big body for a session ale, compelte with coating of the tongue. Luxurious for a sub-5% beer.

Overall

Oatsmobile Ale is a killer session pale ale, period. It is very food-friendly and could definitely be drank all day. I would say it’s a good way to get your oats in…or you could say make your oats mobile LOL. If Bell’s is in your market, definitely try one for a session beer off the beaten path.
Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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Bell's Kalamazoo Stout - 31 Days of December Beer Advent Calendar

31 Days of December Beer Advent Calendar

 

If you haven’t checked out this year’s 31 Days of December Beer Advent Calendar from @2BeerGuys, you’re missing out.

Here’s my latest submission to their annual curation. You can also check out my previous thoughts on my featured beer in Episode #107: From Kalamazoo to Timbuktu.

Thanks again to the Jansens for inviting me again this year to write for the 31 Days of December Beer Advent Calendar.

Also a huge congratulations to their family on the new addition!

 

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Episode #224: Laid To Waste

Dan finally samples the gift beer from Europe (Pilsen to be exact) that came via his sister-in-law, Elaine…Pivovar Raven Laid To Waste Double IPA.

Pivovar Raven Laid To Waste Double IPA

So apparently this brew was named and brewed for a thrash metal band. Rock on. This American-style double IPA weighs in at 9% ABV and stocks a hefty 82 IBUs. Translation states, ” a deodorant mingle with the delicate aroma of sweat and dried blood.” Right…

Also, if you’re in NYC over Christmas and want to do a little drinking on Boxing Day (aka the 26th), join Dan and Dad On Tap and more of the crew for the Boxing Day Pub Crawl! Contact Dan for details.

Appearance

Tremendous carbonation and huge fluffy and fast-dissipating head, with an orange/copper color. Left interesting lacing on the glass as it warms up.

Aroma

Delicate, floral bouquet with a hint of mustiness from the hops.

Taste

Finish is sweet, with bitterness attempting to fight back. I could not taste the 9% ABV, more like 7%.

Mouthfeel

Medium, more hop syrup-like body.

Overall

A European version of an East Coast Double IPA if was to try and nail it down for a comparison. Very intriguing, as it shifted a little as it warmed up. The translation of their site indicates a “top-secret brutal metal American mix” for the hops. If you happen to run across it, please give me your thoughts.
Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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