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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (427) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
12oz bottle into pint glass. Minneapolis. pours pale yellow, hazy, with small white head. aroma is funky, citrusy, hay. Pretty interesting. Taste is tart thoughout. Mild sweetness underneath. Light body, soft carbonation, short finish. Really refreshing beer. Could imagine drinking a lot of this on a warm day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RedSox2004 (1443) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
White yellow with a small head and minimal lace. Looks like a Chardonnay. Fruity aroma, tart white wine taste. Light body, minimal carbonation and a flat finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Bottle. Wildly underrated here in my opinion, were people expecting Two Hearted Light? Very hard to find a six of Berliner Weisse -- let alone one this good -- welcome to LA, Bellís! Pours a mostly clear light gold, touch of haze, some bubbles and foam. Nose is wheat, light lacto, light hops. Taste has wheat beer qualities with a nice tart finish and a touch of citrus and funk pulling it together. I will be drinking a lot of this if itís easy to find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttroha (419) - Americus, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from the Warehouse. Pours transparent gold with white head. Arab of malts and sourness. Tastes of darks fruits, slightly sour and malt. Very light bodied. Not good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (431) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Refreshing. Itís really quite an interesting brew. The aroma is light with faint notes of fruity, sour, wheat, and soapy. Taste is also light with wheat and notes of the sour mash coming through. Finish is just faintly tart.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkSanta410 (619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a pale yellow, thin white head. Aroma is lemons, a bit of hay and grains. Not much to it. Taste is ok, light citrus, grass, grainy. Very faint tartness. Very light body and mouthfeel. Probably good for day drinking if you donít like session IPAs. I do however, and probably wont do this one again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
InTheAir (3) - North Port, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Pale straw color, very light white head disappeared fairly quickly, minimal aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Was so confused. I thought this was a pale ale when I made my notes. Anyway this was a very good Berliner. Notes: very yellow straw color, white head. Light tart aroma. Taste is tangy, lemon citrus sweetness with some tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerScout49 (49) - - JAN 13, 2015
Good sunny color. Head not too thick. Tart but not a gose. Nice for a summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Fairly clear pale yellow pour with thin layer of white fuzzy head. Bright floral hop aroma but light, mild lactose too. Average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel thatís of average thickness, really nice clean finish. Light and crisp tasting beer with a healthy dose of floral hops and a respectable dairy component, nutty flavor toward the finish. Really great light beer with hops and just a bit of dairy sour.

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