Oarsman Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Oarsman AleOarsman Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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."

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3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krice99
2.82/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer is not for me. I got a six pack had 2 and then never touched again.

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Photo of mcphish22
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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1.8/5  rDev -49.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%

My traveling beer geek pal, picked this one up for me while on beercation in OBX. A wonderful session beer in Berliner Weissbier style. Slightly tart, easy to drink and very balanced and flavorful. Could have this beer anytime, anywhere, any reason. If there is anything to knock it, its only because of fizziness in the body and the finish is a touch on the dry side and not as smooth and cleansing as some other ones from same style of beer. Otherwise, its delicious. Enjoy!

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3.56/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.81/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Oarsman Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,263 ratings.
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