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

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1,571 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,571
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 65
Gots: 82 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 5.23.14

A - Golden yellow with a bit of clarity, 1 finger of head but not much lacing. Don't see any sediment floating around (like with Oberon).

S - Floral and wheat. Not a big aroma. Light

T - Light and refreshing. Lemons, maybe some pears/apples/grapes and wheat.

M - Light bodied, and well carbonated and sizzles on your tongue. Very nice

O - An awesome summer brew, and is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Goes down easy and is light, so you won't get tanked.

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Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy straw yellow with a white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds.

Smell - Somewhat bready with a mellow citrus lemon undertone.

Taste - Really simple, basic flavor, but pretty delicious. Lots of lime and lemon zest backed by a very neutral bready malt quality. Finishes with a refreshing, mellow lemon-lime sourness.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with lively, tingly carbonation. Crisp bite. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - Pretty sure this is my first Berliner Weiss, and I gotta say I'm digging it. Really nice lemon zing that comes across as very genuine. Perfect summer brew. Corona with lime wedge, eat your heart out!

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Not the best Berliner Weiss out there, but a good showing from bells, especially considering the low price and high availability in my area. This would be nice to drink all day long at the beach. Very sessionable and very refreshing. I'll probably buy this again to enjoy on a hot summer Sunday.

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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,571 ratings.