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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 Bellís 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Yeast, citrus and some grassiness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a crisp yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Once again, Westyís strikes with a 2yr old case of a 4% beer. Anyway, all I got out of this one was really, really tart sour flavor and lightness. Maybe I would revisit, but Iím not a huge Weisse fan.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trolleo (1340) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2016
Hazy yellow color, medium sized white head. Banana, yeast and malt aroma. Sweet taste with sour finish. Watery, average carbonation. Drinkable, but nothing too exciting. //0,33l can from Craft Room

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Can. Hazy pale yellow with a small white head that lasts in a ring and laces some . Aromas of lemon, wheat, light herbal and earthy notes. Flavor is lemon, wheat, some grain and earthy notes. Light bodied, crisp and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle at trailer. Hazy golden color with lasting white foam. Peppery, dry spicy, herbal, dry cracker aromas. Nice tart lemony wheat, dry spice, bready, fruity flavors----tasty hot weather brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34324) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Can. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, wheat, and lacto. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon and wheat, leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee grocery store. Poured cloudy straw colored, white head. Aroma was wheat, lemon, citrus. Taste was sour, tart, fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Can.Cloudy yellow with a medium head. Sour and not very pleasant. Disappointing and just not my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Straw yellow. Thin white head. Low carb. Flat lemon, almost shady but without more than a shake of sugar.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MetalNHopHead (1427) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Berliner Weisse has enjoyed the kind of resurgence enjoyed by Gose, Flanders Red, and other once lesser-known old-world beer styles, and itís seen some eclectic interpretations. Bellís Oarsman certainly makes its own place in that field. Itís both well-done and unusual. It definitely looks pretty. Pale gold color. Tight, uniform head with perfectly white bubbles. Effervescent and cloudy. Lacing on the glass. Grainy aromas with methane, light citrus, and vinegar. The taste drifts more toward malty sweet than tart and acetic. Corn and white bread flavors. There is some citrus and vinegar; lingering sourness. The feel is lively, but doesnít seem as crisp with the muted sourness. At 4%, a person could go through quite a bit of this, especially if theyíre not into mouth-puckering sourness.


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