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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cybercat (3875) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours a clear straw yellow with a typical white head - not inspiring, but this turns out to be the beerís weakest point. Aroma is not strong, but is crisp, yeasty and a little lemony. Flavor is better - yeasty and rather lemony, even somewhat tart. Texture is smooth, just a teensy watery but acceptable. Maybe this bottle came from what was not their best batch.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
The beer poured a clear light yellow, with a thin white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of lemons, Grain and wheat. Light, clean body with flavors of yeast, tart lemon rinds, and mildly grassy hops. Notes of pepper when it warms. The finish is fruity with a residual lemon aftertaste. Decent overall. Flavorful, but it is a 4% "session" brew. Good for tailgating, so I wonít go into the game Trashed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Clear blonde pour white head .... aroma of sweet malt, wheat and light grainy and floral hop ..... taste of light fruit zest citrus and tart fruits, sweet malts and wheat very light with a dry tart/sour finish .... wrong season to drink this one I suppose definitely summer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a yellow gold with obvious carbonation bubbles and very light head. Aroma of floral and herbs. Strong tart flavor. Puckered the first swallow. Not a bad beer but surprised me if this was a "winter" offering. Very light and would be better on a hot summer day then late November. Good beer though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1377) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Pours a cloudy, golden color with a white head. Aroma is of lemon, wheat, and some coriander. Flavor is of stronger on the lemon then anything else. Not very much carbonated. Not much alcohol flavor on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Had on tap in Alpena, MI. on 11/ 6 / 2010. Lightly grainy, wheat aroma, some funk and grassy hops in the background. Cloudy pale yellow color, head is very thin and fades quickly. Flavor profile is yeast /wheat and fairly refreshing, with suggestions of citrus, bready malts, faint bitterness and a hint of herbal hop flavor. Gently acidic with a fine but persistent level of carbonation. A nice wheat beer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sample at Bellís brewery Eccentric Cafe. Smells grainy. Look like typical yellow hue lager. Taste is slightly sweet, tart, light lemon, fruity, easy to go down. Aftertaste is cheddar cheese. Different and unique from most brews out there. This would go great with appetizers or a chicken/spicy dish. Great session brew. Could easily drink a 6 pack of this. on a Summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Bottle pours yellow with a lot of carbonation and thin head. Aroma of citrus, light hops, and some bread. Thin, carbonated palate, with a refreshing taste and a bit of tartness. Clean finish with a slight lingering sour aftertaste. Iíd like to session this beer during summer, where I could really appreciate this light and crisp beer. Iím not sure Iíll be able to handle any more extreme sours after drinking this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours bright yellow/gold with a thin off-white head. Notes of tart yeast, foamy wheat, pear, grainy wheat and pale malt. Thin to medium bodied, lively carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Clear golden yellow with a small fizzy white head that doesnít last. Typical wheat ale aroma, mild noble hops. The flavor is punchy citrus and sour notes, with an abrupt, clean finish. The sourness is slightly acidic. Prickly carbonation and medium body.


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