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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap at Apex, post CBC A: Gold bordering on orange, lacking in internal bubbles, no lacing, white head. N: White wine grape, lemon rind, cracker underneath, hint of salt (as if it were a gose), straw, and a touch of peppercorn. T: Tart, not much else. M: Light body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Decent Berliner. Not too big on flavor, and not really as good as 10 Barrel’s offerings. Easy drinking, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
355 ml bottle from BOTW Rochester, served cold in a tulip glass. Clear golden with a decent, bright white head. Light to moderate lactic sourness, sourdough bread, slightly perfumed. Medium-ish body, fairly full carbonation. Lactic tang, bread dough, sourdough, clean; dry with gentle sourness and a clean sourdough finish. Interesting and simple.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, large frothy white head. Not much of a nose, Very Mild citrus aroma. Medium boat with a light hops malt blend flavor and a light crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Light-medium yellow body, average white head. Wheaty, straw malts, very light, with a quenching tartness. A little salty in the finish, making this more goze-like than truly berlinner. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (942) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
Sweet malty smell, light and slightly cloudy, taste is malty very low hops, taste isn’t sweet though...just starting to approach sour..mild beer though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (443) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Light and quite refreshing with faint notes of wheat and citrus. Very low on aroma and ending flat and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (429) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Sweet, fruity candy on the nose. Almost sour start, quick backfill with tart and fruit sweetness. Nice balance. Nice intro Berliner.....refreshing and sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1221) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Draught at Neighborhood. Slightly hazy straw yellow. Aroma of lemon, barnyard straw. Taste is sweet, and lightly sour. Palate is crisp, clean, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3178) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
5 Apr 2015, bottle. very pale yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is straw malt and very faint tart notes. thin body and mildly fizzy. very light flavors with the faintest of tart notes. certainly sessional and refreshing. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2217) - USA - MAR 28, 2015
Interesting, odd drawing on the label. Pale pour. Hmm. This seems like a lemony, light cream ale - I didn’t realize it was supposed to be a Berliner Weisse. It is a little sweet’n’sour, with some mellow toasted grain flavor. A fine session brew.

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