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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Not my cuppa,í but I do really like the label art. Nose was wheat with a dirty ass pour...penny from tha lane. Taste is tart and bitter, dry, and sickenly heavy with wheat-ness. More of a cross of a Berliner Weiss and I guess itís well done. I think for fans of this type of brew, itís above medium range but nothing to Divinci Code to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle. pour was golden, little head. flavors are tart, lemon. actually very easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4869) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2010
12oz bottle. Aroma of citrus. Flavor very tart with no alcohol at all. A decent beer, but too sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle from Binnyís South Loop. Pours a hazy golden amber with a dissipating white head. Aroma of belgian esters, pale wheat malts, and hibiscus. Light bodied with soft fine carbonation. Pale wheat backbone, with flavors of hibiscus and citrus rind. Finish is tart and musty. There is an odd unique flavor that I canít pinpoint. I think this would be more enjoyable with the proper food pairing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2010
12oz. bottle, batch #9934, with thanks to beastiefan2k. Pours a clear light golden straw color with a large white cap. Aroma is lemon, lemon zest, citrus, light hay, wheat and some biscuit. Flavor is mildly tart, with more lemon and zest, biscuit, harvest wheat, and some white grape skin. Very light and sessionable, and interesting enough for what theyíre after with this one. Thanks Eugene!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a light yellow with a decent head, aroma has notes of citrus with hay, flavor is grainy that is fairly bland, not great but not terrible.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Globe199 (6) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2010 does not count
Like sour Bud Light. Absolutely no head (the presence of which I find can somewhat save a lousy beer). The first and only beer I will return to the store for an exchange. Not sure what the agenda is at Bellís. Their prices rise as the beer quality falls.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Dishwater and lemon nose with a touch of hay. Taste is very dry, lightly tart with lots of lemon and light cotton candy, but overall the malt is thin and grainy. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle. Yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma was light wheat and musty. Light wheat and very tart flavor. Thin watery body. Personally, I expected a little more from Bellís.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle, batch 9861: Pours a clear pale golden with an effervescent ring of white head. Has a tart orange zest nose with a subtle grainy wheat character. Starts with average fullness and a mild wheaty sweetness with a hint of clove before a crisp, tart citric finish. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but a little too tart for a session ale for my tastes.

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