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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a light murky straw color with a light head. Aromas of light hay, slight bubblegum ester, light grain. Flavors of light wheat, hay, straw, light yeast and lightly spiced ester. Medium tart, lightly yeasty and a little dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pale straw yellow, with a whispy white head. Aroma is slightly tart. Flavor is slightly tart and wheaty, very thin, very mellow. Could throw a bunch of these back on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma is cheese bread, lemon, hay and grapes. Taste is rather boring. Light lactic sourness, bread, lemon and herbs. Thin to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy blond, white head. Sweet cheesecake aroma, then some more lactic sensation in the nose. Tastes juicy, sour and lactic. Smooth, light body, a little cheese water finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Light yellow color, large creamy head, lots of bubbles. Light bread and grassy aroma. Light body, crisp. Its nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
fresh bottle from Save On. Very pale yellow gold hazy with small head and a couple floaters. Sourdough bread cheesy and tangy wheat aroma. Mild tangy wheat fruitness with mild tart citrus and pineapple apricot with clean dry tangy floral slightly watery finish. Extremely refreshing. Light body. I think it’s pretty damn good. Seems to be underrated...and almost gone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tac (112) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours thik white head, pale golden body. Aromas of some cereal, bread and cardboard. Taste is crisp and tart with skunky aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12oz bottle from Winslow’s Tavern in G-Vegas. Chardonnay colored pour, hazy clarity with almost fully diminishing white fizzy head. No lacing. Sweet white grape and light malt aromas. Heavy acidic sweet white grape flavor up front with a moderate acidic light fruit finish. This tasted almost like a chardonnay wine but with more carbonation. Fizzy carbonation & dry on the palate. This was a interesting change from what I have been trying. I would try another of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Bottle] Clear pour is yellow in color. Nose is of sharp yeasty notes, lemongrass and sweet malts. Taste is surprisingly tart. Wheat malts, lemon notes, dough and green apple in the taste. Highly carbonated. Very unlike what I have come to expect from Bell’s. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours pale yellow with a nice head, aroma of cheese, yogurt, puke, flavor is floral with yogurt, floral tones, medium bodied.

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