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RATINGS: 786   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, really enjoyed this one, very easy drinking, if I was closer to bells this would be one to drink often for me, very tasty beer. recommend a taste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 tap at riot room. super light. comes off like a wheaty pils. not a big fan at all, but it certainly compares to other session wheats i dont like rather favorably. In bottle it exhibits a nice sour edge with melon and white wind flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a pale gold color with white head. There is a faint grassy note on the nose along with a nice lemony tartness. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I would of thought but the lemon tartness comes through nicely and stays true to expectations of a wheat ale. Refreshing beer and something I would enjoy on a hot summer day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pale golden pour with a faint white head. Light wheat aroma with a hint of spices. Bit of a tart tart flavor, very crisp and clean taste. Sessionable and not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1050) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Aromas of grass, some spice. Light bodied with a small tartness to it, a good beer for a hot day

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 7, 2011
First sip I took I noticed a bit of acidity or sourness to the taste, and looked on the back and read it is brewed using traditional sour mash methods. I give this beer plus for not being too sweet, but still having a hint of citrus flavor. It is a bit too sour tasting in my opinion, but it is smooth and not skunky at all. No hint of alcohol in the taste. Small amount of hops. All in all, decent to drink, but nothing Iíll be looking out for. Would prefer a Leinenkugelís Sunset Wheat or Sam Adamís Summer Ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2011
I was really let down by this Bellís product. Very average in all indices. No real spiciness to the taste and the aroma was bland as well. There are much better wheat beers out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
svandyke (164) - USA - APR 29, 2011
Nice pour... Very clear and light. slight aroma with very faint yeasty smell. A light and slightly sour taste., but very refreashing. Not as sourly refreashing as their Wild One (only on tap).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours a very clear pale gold with a lot of big bubbles, and not much head. Aroma is light wheat, some grape and apple esters, and a hint of lemon. Taste is very light. Mainly white grape flavor. A little like watered down champagne. Dry but clean finish. Palate is light and crisp, but over carbonated. Probably easy to chug down on a hot summer day, but not much of a sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2366) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2011
An advertised "Session Beer", meaning a beer you drink without the intention of getting drunk. This beer is brand new, fresh. I am lucky to be one of the first people to ever drink it. So, how about it? Kind of sour, lots of fruit. Apple, that is the word for it. An apple beer.


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