This beer has made a couple of showings on tap handles around Atlanta. Very limited. Ironically, this is a year round offering from Bell’s Brewing (Kalamazoo, MI) Some bottles have just popped up in Atlanta. It’s pale, light, wheat, and worth a look.
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.
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Taste Expectations: Lemon, bread, citric with a touch of tart. Wheat shines through with a bit of honey. Light, & an easy drink.
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited draft. Year round by Bell’s. Limited availability in the southeast.