1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Bell's OarsmanBell's Oarsman

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,882 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,882
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 74
Gots: 175 | FT: 3
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."
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,882 | Reviews: 559
Photo of MikeWard
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of McBAINx
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Coreynezy4
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ToddBeans
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of visualmartyr
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ThatsStout
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JC333
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of aimeea007
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of SkinniePost
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mvanwoerm
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of TheDoak
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of jwerner23
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of emottram
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of zrab11
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of sennin
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Mikexw
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of ajb1050
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of kevinsterne
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of eepound2
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Personally I think this beer is underrated across the board. It is a pretty nice beer from Bell ' s, fruity and fairly light. It is a very drinkable beer in my opinion, would drink a few on a hot day. It is not my favorite beer, but with a decent aroma and solid refreshing taste, it deserves better than the moderate rating.

Overall, I'll definitely enjoy this brew again. Good for a spring/summer brew and can have a few with its light abv

Photo of craigdb
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Beerlover
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of nodder
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,882 ratings.