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

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BA SCORE
80
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1,609 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,609
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 65
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
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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CHUCKYDUCKY

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3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bells is my personal favorite of the Michigan based brewers. My expectation is a quality brew that is a close represenation of a particular style.

I was drawn to this brew as it was created as a "session" beer

A. Cloudy gold to pale yellow...little to no head.

S. Very little if any notes here..maybe a dust of citrus...generic

T. All I taste is sour....more lime than lemon..but almost like stale beer with lime..not what I expect from bells.

M. Feel is good...smooth...not creamy..refreshing

D. Very drinkable which I expected from the ABV...goes down easy and I could drink several..if I could only get past the foul taste.

Overall not impressed...I would like to try other primarily sour mash beer to compare.

If you are new to Bells try Two Hearted Ale...a fantasitc IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 04:14:42 | More by CHUCKYDUCKY
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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,609 ratings.