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Bell's Oarsman - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's OarsmanBell's Oarsman

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BA SCORE
80
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1,448 Ratings
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Ratings: 1448
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.81%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour mash wheat ale.

"Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers, trading intensity for finesse while still creating a worthwhile experience for the taster. The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while light hopping lend citrus & herbal notes to the aroma. Fermented with Bell's house ale yeast, Oarsman comes in at 4.0% alcohol by volume. Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect with meals or purely on its own."

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 04-12-2009)
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden-yellow with one inch of bright white head, which dissipates quickly.

S: Smell is very weak, of doughy yeast and wheat.

T: Taste is decent; again a very light wheat flavor is prominent, with a subtle tartness.

M: Body is very thin and light, with average carbonation.

D: Extremely drinkable. This reminds me a lot of Bells' Lager of the Lakes; I think it could be a good gateway beer for a macro drinker to gain interest in the world of craft beer.

Worth checking out as in my experience this is a pretty unique beer- tart, but light and intended for sessioning.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 13:55:45 | More by AwYeh
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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.