Oarsman Ale

Michigan
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

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 citrusy hops lend bright 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 for pairing with food.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
Judges Review 
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10

A light lemon aroma jumps out of the glass and settles into a clean lactic profile with a supporting cast of doughy malt and earthy yeast undertones. The slightly hazy but attractive pale gold body supports a creamy, dense, white head that has surprisingly good retention. The flavor is very...

Brewery Introduction

Bell's Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we've grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 400 people over a 23 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered... Read More

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