Bells Oatsmobile

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  1. BrewsingBuffalo

    BrewsingBuffalo Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New York

    This sounds interesting. Coming in April.

    "A hop-forward session Pale Ale brewed with oats, Oatsmobile Ale (4.3% ABV) will be available on draught and in 12 oz. bottles, packaged in six-packs across Bell’s distribution footprint.

    Oatsmobile is dry-hopped with a blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops, including Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo, for a pungent blend of stone fruit and tropical aromas."
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  2. Cannibalgasm

    Cannibalgasm Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Minnesota

    I'll have to pick some of this up when it comes into the store.
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  3. Fargrow

    Fargrow Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    Seems like the kind of thing I'd want in a can. Great label though.
  4. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (131) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    Not a fan of the "Session IPA" style but I do like session-style beers and this approach seems like it will be much more to my liking. I will definitely buy some in April when it's shipped.

    I'm gonna buy me an Oatsmobile!
  5. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Poo-Bah (1,903) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Had Oat Ale at the Cafe a few times, and really liked it.
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  6. deakin

    deakin Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2014 Michigan

    If anyone had Boiling Pot or Oat Ale at the Cafe, it's the exact same beer. Super tasty.
  7. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,826) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    This looks tasty
  8. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (5,450) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    I was hoping it would be an oatmeal stout.
  9. hopnado

    hopnado Devotee (417) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    So they have 3 different names for the same beer? Kinda strange
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  10. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Poo-Bah (1,903) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Trademark issues would be a good guess.
  11. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (4,706) Oct 14, 2009 California
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    Re: multiple names--I think Founders does the same thing, probably a number of other places. Along with trademark issues it might be a way of running several test batches and receiving feedback on them while they dial it in. Regardless, hope to pick this up on a visit to Michigan as I've apparently had it before (under one of its aliases) and enjoyed it. Will Roundhouse be next?
  12. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    This...I want this!
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  13. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Disciple (303) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Love the touch of oats in a hop-forward beer. I'll be looking forward to this...
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  14. Morakaton

    Morakaton Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    They need to bottle Imperial Red, that stuff is better than Hopslam Ale.
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  15. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,325) Jun 4, 2012 Korea (North)

    You had me at Bell's
  16. A2HB

    A2HB Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Michigan

  17. cale_dooper

    cale_dooper Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Going for that haze....
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  18. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    Sounds great. The hoppy beers I've had that contained oats have all been pretty tasty
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  19. furryjeff

    furryjeff Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2010 Michigan

    @elNoperelo, yes, Roundhouse is coming to cans soon says a friend of mine who works at Bell's!
  20. SailIntoTheStout

    SailIntoTheStout Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2015 Michigan

    Has anyone had this yet? How is it?
  21. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,931) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Sounds similar to OPA from Fort George. Which is a beer I love!
  22. a_beckman25

    a_beckman25 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Michigan

    Anybody seeing this yet? I'm only about an hour from the brewery and figured it would be all over the place by now.
  23. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Seconded on cans. This beer wants to go places with me.
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  24. Dbaden

    Dbaden Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2016 Michigan

    It's out and very tasty. You can always find it at the company store. I found it at the gas station in Lawton.
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  25. BWichmann74

    BWichmann74 Initiate (103) Sep 27, 2014 Michigan

    Been in Oakland County for a few weeks now
  26. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    Just hit StL this past week. Grabbed a six pack yesterday and I must say its a tasty beer. Good job Bells
  27. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,932) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Does anyone know if this going to get full distro? Would it be considered a seasonal/special release, or do they intend on putting in the regular rotation?
  28. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Aspirant (231) Jul 21, 2013 North Carolina

    Bells website says it is year round and I believe it will get full distro.
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  29. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    It didn't do much for me in that it tasted like all the other session ales out there right now, maybe even less exciting than All Day or No Problems.
  30. brewskifan55

    brewskifan55 Initiate (0) May 17, 2011 Mississippi

    An interesting taste. Lots of oats and an almost peppery/seasoned finished. Different and drinkable.
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  31. Tracker83

    Tracker83 Zealot (502) Jun 26, 2012 Michigan

    Agreed. I was disappointed in this beer and glad I only purchased a single and not a sixer. Maybe my expectations were skewed, but I really don't know what Bells is going for with this beer. Had a harsh grain profile that kind of reminded me of an AAL when warm. The hop profile really wasn't interesting and I was expecting more dry-hop aromas that weren't there. Probably too bitter for your typical AAL type drinker, but lacking a nice hop profile that many craft drinkers will be looking for. Apparently the oats were supposed to add a slight haze to the beer and add a creamy mouthfeel, but neither was a noticeable characteristic of this beer. Kind of reminded me of a less hoppy version of Founders Solid Gold.
  32. grr32

    grr32 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Michigan

    I guess I'm on the other end and love it. Thought oats gave it a full mouthfeel which is a nice change from the other session beers out there. Not super hoppy but nice nose to it. Great tasting beer for only 4.3%.
  33. gshak

    gshak Zealot (558) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    WTH is a session pale ale - are there any unsessionable ones out there?
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  34. Averwo

    Averwo Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa

    Tallgrass 16 Bit Double Pale Ale? I mean I can still drink all 4 in a "session" so I guess it depends on what "session" means. :stuck_out_tongue:
  35. king75

    king75 Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan

    Have yet to see this one anywhere. It sounds tasty though
  36. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,782) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Yours is probably a rhetorical question, but I'll take it at face value anyway.
    Some would define a session ale as under 4% and some would chose to define it as under 5%. In either case, at 5.6%, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is not a "session pale ale"... and most popular pale ales are not session ales. A barley wine is also an "unsessionable" pale ale.
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  37. hopnado

    hopnado Devotee (417) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    It's not something that's going to knock your socks off, just a damn solid easy drinking pale. Well done Bell's. I wish the term 'session' would just disappear, it really upsets certain people
  38. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,465) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    This completely passed under my radar until I saw it at my bottle shop today. I'm going to have to pick some up. Those are some of my favorite hops, and oats improve hoppy beers for me. Ever since I had Lagunitas Bitter Oats I've wanted oats in all of my hoppy ales. The creaminess of the mouthfeel does wonders to the overall drinking experience.
  39. JerryIsAlive

    JerryIsAlive Initiate (0) May 30, 2012 Florida

    Haven't seen this in south Florida yet
  40. jfcook90

    jfcook90 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2015 Alabama

    meeeehhhhh hard to make a good session/ wish it was in a can .... ill try anyway.... best session ive had to date is that "Hop Hands" by Tired Hands
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