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

Bell's OarsmanBell's Oarsman

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,448 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Bfarr

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy straw orange and thin white head with poor retention. Sour wheat aroma. Sour orange and lemon peel with wheat finish. Notes of earthy sweet and sour. Thin and foamy feel.

Full of flavor and pleasant drinking. I really couldn’t see having more than a couple of these but it’s definitely a full flavored brew. By the end it was almost a little too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 01:23:59 | More by Bfarr
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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.