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

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1,795 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 69
Gots: 135 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.
A: pours a cloudy straw yellow with a head that dissipates instantly. Lots of carbonation.
S: lemon, grapefruit and some minor farmhouse zest combine with a musty sour smell. Nice!
T: minor lemon notes become musty and develop into a nice farmhouse style with slight sourness.
M: watery with minor sour notes.
O: really good, not my favorite style but a nice example.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, pale yellow with a creamy white head. Aromas of tart fruit, and a hint of vinegar. Taste is an initial sour, tart fruit beginning, followed by a light cracker middle, and a hint of earthiness in an otherwise super clean finish. Mouthfeel is good for the abv. Overall a great true session beer. It's a shame there arent more Berliner Weiss' available in America!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a Chalice.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half finger head and no lacing.

S: Tangy citrus aromas along with some bready malts. Almost a white wine smell.

T: Again, almost like a white wine. Plenty of citrus and some wheat. Tart.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation.

O: This is my first Berliner Weissbier. It's definitely not my favorite style, but not bad at all. I prefer beers with more alcohol though. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be buying it again.

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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.