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

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Ratings: 1,848
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 73
Gots: 163 | 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:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 04-12-2009

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."
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Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Oarsman is a slightly hazy, straw-golden color with a minimal head that forms a thin ring around the edge of the glass. The nose is juicy and sweet, wheaty and tart. The flavor is a very interesting mix of horse blanket, barnyard funk, sweet fruitiness, wheaty-ness, and a sour-tart finish. Mouthfeel is light in body and carbonation; slick on the palate. Overall, not a bad beer, probably a pretty good representation of the style.

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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,848 ratings.