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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1676) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 itís 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 (115) - 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 (158) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12oz bottle from Winslowís 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 (2473) - 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 Bellís. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3371) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Got this from a buddy who drain-poured the one he opened. Grassy, lemony aroma. Tart, sour, almost astringent flavor intitially that quickly mellows out into lemongrass and citrus. Finishes dry. Little to no hoppiness or sweetness. Obviously not everyoneís cup of tea but I kinda liked it. Would be a good summer afternoon/lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy yellow with a white head. Pleasant mild lactic aroma with some fruitiness. Sourish flavor, wheaty, with yogurt and a spicy hint. Light-bodied. Mild and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewpubexplorer (6) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Light tartness aroma. Very pale in appearance and pours with a light head. Very light bodied with a tart taste. An easy drinking ale that is light on the palate and is drinkable. It sort of reminds me of drinking a High Life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
enturbulator (9) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
A lot of negativity for this beer for some reason. Itís a great, refreshing, lemony ale. Palate is crisp and tart, and washes away quickly. Head develops nicely, but dissipates fast. Sessionable and great for the beach or a barbeque.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
The appearance is like a nice light golden pils. The aroma is fruity and pleasant. Thatís where the positive signs stop. Tastes like a Weird mixture of club soda, alcohol, grapefruit rinds, and lemon rinds. Not good.

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