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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 Bell’s 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Pale yellow pour with a finger of fluffy white head. Bready, malty aroma and flavor with a fresh, tangy finish. Great session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours pale yellow with a white head. The aroma is lightly sour and grainy with mainly traits of an American wheat ale. Medium / light crisp body with light sharp carbonation. The taste is very much an American wheat beer, but on the light side, and not very assertive in anything. There is a little bit of graininess, light sourness and a bit of a watery aspect to it. The finish is clean, wheaty and quickly gone. Okay, but nothing special to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1837) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Reviewed from notes. Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours pale yellow with a thick white head that recedes to nice lace. The nose is bread malt with a light vegetal aroma and a hint of hops. Flavor is light and acidic with a good amount of hops and bread malt on the back of the palate. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long bread and hops finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours an attractive slightly cloudy light golden with a frothy white head. Subtle nose of dough, grass and wheat. Tastes like a lite beer with bit of citrus...notes of lemon, slight tartness (not as sour as I was expecting), wheat, noble hops, hay and light dough. Very thirst-quenching/refreshing. Light bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Solid session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2010
tap. Pours straw yellow with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, floral and citrus hops. Something in the aroma isn’t good, like a bad lager smell. I wish I could pin that smell down so I could describe it. Taste is lemon and grain.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (1333) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Light aroma. Pale malts, some citrus and maybe a little lemon. Light-medium body. Pretty refreshing.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Very cloudy, straw colored brew. Bottle says 4.0% alcohol, which is extremely low, even for a sour beer. Decent but bland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Poured a yellow haze with a big fluffy white head. I liked this more than the Oberon, a bit lighter but more tart. Quite lemony and tart in the scent. A crisp light almost weisse taste with hints of tartness and lemon zest flavoring. Extremely refreshing and quite enjoyable while golfing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2010
On draft at the Brewvival. Pours a clear yellow with fair white head. lightly tart, and acidic. Good as a palate cleanser, but not that great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
I had never seen this from Bell’s before so I picked up a six pack. Not a bad summer beer, especially when it is 90+. Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, and a little funk. Very light flavor, slightly tart and pretty much plain and easy to drink. Not a bad beer, but not much there either.


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