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

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1,614 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,614
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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Zraly

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4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Beach Brewing Co. kolsch glass. Hazy, fizzy yellow with wheat and pale malt nose. Soft but quick-to-dissipate head.

Tangy and sour, but not so sour your mouth puckers, this is a very refreshing and light brew offered by Bell's. Light wheat flavors accompanied by sour candy notes. Lemon and lemongrass hint toward the end. Light bodied and feels a bit like champagne in the mouth. I really like the crispness.

In summary: a light -- but slightly funky -- sour brew that should work well on its own or with some lighter foods (e.g., nice green salad with lots of avocado and tomato).

An excellent summer session ale. Great to drink while grilling -- the low AVB will lead to fewer fires!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 22:46:39 | More by Zraly
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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,614 ratings.