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RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2955) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange with a modest white head. Aroma of apples, damp hay/ wheaty funk, old lemons. After that the taste is a bit of a let down. There’s little sourness and it’s all a lot less funky than the aroma leads you to expect. What sourness there is is lemony and upfront. Wheat and lemon, dry finish. Pretty refreshing but not very involving.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7605) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a cloudyvpale yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of yeast, lemon muffins and some bread. Flavour is very yeasty with some maltiness and lemon juice. Light bodied. Watery. Messy. A berliner weisse? Really?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8090) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355 ml bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Lime and lemon on the nose, yeast and spices with some earthy notes. Sourish lemon flavor, spices and yeast. A bit boring, crisp though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (5234) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355ml bottle

Pours yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of tartish fruits, citrus, lemon and grass. Taste is crisp, doughy, lemony and slightly tartish. Finish is smooth, slightly tart, doughy and citrusy. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has bush leaves and some yeast. Flavour is tart with citron, some malty notes and hints of bush leaves. Somewhat watery and rather bland for a berliner. Refreshing anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (772) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. This was a very refreshing Berliner Weissbier. The beer has a slightly tart fruit flavor that goes well in the hot weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head. Good lacing. Aromas are citrus--lemon peel and slight herbal tones. Flavors are lemon, bready tones and a slight herbal finish. Very citrusy and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hayden512 (25) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Pours yellow-gold with 1 finger white soapy head. Very photogenic beer. Smells citrusy. Taste is lemongrass, acid. Nice sour finish. Light-medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1109) - USA - AUG 10, 2015
Hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is vaguely tart. Flavor is light and crisp with a light tart finish. A little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4417) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
080815. Bottle from Beer Cartel. A touch funky but overall reasonably good. A bit of citrus in the background of the flavour. Aroma is a bit light on. But overall a drinkable beer that would really suit the warmer weather.

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