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

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BA SCORE
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1,624 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,624
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 66
Gots: 90 | 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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Bottled 1/29/13. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw yellow color, with a finger of a white fizzy head that dissipates almost instantly.

Smell: Green apple, some general citrus, vinegar (not in a good way), and a hint of sweet malt.

Taste: Weak lemon and cereal grain. Not really a whole lot going on with this beer. Sourness is low and balanced out with a slight malt sweetness. Finishes with a tiny hint of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Feels a bit thin and watery.

Overall: I wasn't impressed with this. It's certainly not bad by any means, and if you're a fan of the style it's probably worth a try, but this won't be a repeat purchase.

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Bell's Oarsman from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 1,624 ratings.