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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - 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 it’s seen some eclectic interpretations. Bell’s Oarsman certainly makes its own place in that field. It’s 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 doesn’t seem as crisp with the muted sourness. At 4%, a person could go through quite a bit of this, especially if they’re not into mouth-puckering sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (14821) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Can, 4%. Clear pale yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, lemon, lacto and lime. Flavour is malt, lemon, lacto, thin, little sweet, little citric, lime and notes of sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rentonj7 (202) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Looks like apple juice. Smells a bit of overripe produce, wet grains, light citrus. Lighter mouthfeel, low carbonation. Sweetness reminds of mead - lightly tart on finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (4271) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
19.05.2016, 12 oz can @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild sour-ish, soda powder, grain, popcorn, sour grass, minerals, hay, weeds, hints of citrus peel. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, sour grass, minerals, weeds, grain, paper, hay, hints of soda powder. Medium bitterness, mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3209) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkellers webshop. Fin frisk, aningen vetesyrlig, med citrus och lite jästkaraktär. Smaken är blekare och ganska anonym men iaf mjuk och len men lätt syrlighet. Ok, men som ofta med USveteöl väl slätstruket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (690) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
pour pale without head. lemon, peach and herbal aromas. taste light sour. light bodied, average carbonation. tasty and light but not as sour as many new Berliners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1358) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Can@Desverger. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, citrus fruits, yeast, grass, lemon. Some sourness. Medium body. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
@ Basunen 16-5-7: ganska ordinär med små toner av vete. Lite humle men i det stora hela ganska diskret.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 7, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spindelphia (17) - Lambertville, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2016
A very light, but flavorful wheat beer. While the wheat still takes center stage, there is a decidedly citrus note to the beer as well. A well done sessioable beer that pairs well with food.

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