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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTStiles (811) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
pours hazy pale golden with a very thin white head and no lacing. damp, musty lemon aroma. taste has notes of sour lemon drop, wet leaves, underripe apple and pineapple. finish is light and tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainBoosh (41) - - DEC 29, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with white head. Aroma is sour bread. Taste is wheat, lemon. Light crisp mouthfeel, but not overly carbonated. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow-gold with no head or lace. Aroma is lemon mash and wheat. The taste is crisp with Cheerios, lemon, slight coriander and some funk. Very refreshing, clean, crisp. Light body, moderate carbonation. Thanks for the trade JB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (2470) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear light amber, thin white head cover, dots of lace. Aroma of malt and corn. Taste is underwhelming -- mostly lemon with a little malt and a very little hops thrown in at various times. Not particularly thirst quenching, not up to Bell’s usual standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle shared from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Pale gold appearance with a diminishing white head. Tart citrus fruits, light herbs and light bready malts. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Salmoniform (1138) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy golden hue with fizzy dhite head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is corn, lactic, hay, lemon. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tartness following. Overall this would be a decent brew, but is a bit too heavy on the DMS.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft at church publick. Ale brown color with an amber taste. Nice copper color with a good slight hoppy malt balance

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
This ale poured a light blonde colour with a minimal, bright white head. Scents include oatmeal, dough, light lemon citrus and tuna. First swig was quite smooth but slightly watery. Flavours of light lemon cough drops and even lighter malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Light lager scent, pale yellow, medium white head. Extremely light body, refreshing, slight sour notes, easy to drink. I should be mowing the lawn right now. The slightly acidic mouthfeel adds to the refreshment factor. Interesting light beer developments.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
andybrownback (7) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Not much aroma to speak of. A bit like an adjunct lager on the nose. Maybe some phenols, not sure. Taste is okay. Not very tart, but a little sour at the finish. Palate is awesome. Nice warm weather beer. Refreshing, but not something I'd seek out when it isn't hot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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