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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6896) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at The B Line in Tucson
Clear straw golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Mild aroma of wheat and lemon. Mild flavors of citrus, fruity and mild tartness
Easy to drink but bland

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Sample @ PGH Beerfest. Amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and light spice. Taste is semi-sweet and pretty ordinary. Not as refreshing as I expected. Pretty Blah.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4467) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Can at the Gnarly Barley. Tastes like cracker malt, salty, lemon, some wheat. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like cracker malt, lemon, and some wheat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2620) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from firma bier. Hazy gold color. Thin white head. Medium body. Taste is sour, light sweet. Aroma is citric, herbal. Quite sessionable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1178) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottled 11/30/15. Pours light yellow, pretty effervescent, small white head. Sort of opaque. Aroma is apple juice, slightly tart funk, citrus zest. Flavor is actually very mild. Expected a lot more sourness, but no, itís only slightly tart, sort of saison-like, apple, lemon, not too acidic at all. It feels like a good summer lake-beer.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Schwarzwaelder (1) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
A sour unpleasant taste. I am a fan of Bells but I was really dissapoited by this ale

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bright golden with foamy white head. Tart citrus aroma. Flavor of lemon, grass, with little to no malt flavor. Very light and crisp with a good amount of carbonation. No bitterness or hop to the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (349) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pour the bottle is cloudy with yeast floating and settling towards the bottom it had a thin white head that disappeared after about 3 minutes, the aroma is yeasty almost like dough yeast, the taste is initially grapefruit almost a little sour and surprisingly finished crisp, thereís not a lot of hop influences the beer Iím sure there is some in the beer but Iím not getting a lot of hops on top of the flavor. Overall this is a surprisingly crisp bright beer that would be refreshing on a summer day, it does have a lingering maybe yeast finish. The mouthfeel is thin.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
parkerj (51) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Iím not a huge fan of Berlinerís, but that has nothing to do with why Iím not big on this beer. Itís REALLY bland. Thereís no salt (a good thing for me) and thereís no tartness at all.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (892) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Way too wheaty and dry, I thought I was drinking liquid sandpaper. Not an enjoyable experience at all.


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