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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2011
The body is deep gold with lots of fast moving bubbles. There is a long lasting thin white head. The nose is doughy with some hints of raisins. There is also some raw potato. The taste has lemon tarness backed by raw dough. Notes of potato come through. It finishes with some salt. The body is smooth and slick with bright carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap as Cheesburger In Paradise. Color is pale gold with thin frothy white head. Aroma of wheat, sweet malt, and tart apples and citrus. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly sour, a nice balance. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with lively carbonation. Very quenching and easy to drink. Nice session beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2011
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 12oz Bottle. Pours a straw yellowish with a bubbly, frothy, full head that diminishes slowly. The aroma is lactic acid, tartness, sourness, lemon zest, citrus, earthy hops, and a slight wheat edge. Taste is basically the same, tarty, citrusy crisp sourness without being over the top. The mouthfeel is surprisingly full-bodied for such a low ABV brew. Basically, this beer is what Leinekugel’s Summer Shandy thinks it is... (Even though we all know that a Shandy is Lemonade or Soda with a Pilsner) Either way, this is by far the best easily obtainable and affordable Berliner Weisse available in the Indianapolis area. There are much better ones, from Berlin, of course, but they don’t come in 6pks and they a re $5-6 a single bottle. Oarsmen costs $10 a 6er and you can drink 6 of ’em, especially on a hot day. I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3454) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours a light yellow with a tall white head. Tart crisp aroma. Fresh tart palate. Light and refreshing, easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy, very pale golden yellow color that looks like urine in all honesty and a two finger frothy white head that has decent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing. Slightly funky, earthy aroma with hints of soil, bready yeast, earthy hops, wheat and lemon zest. Medium bodied with tight carbonation up front followed by a slightly tart, spicy yet sweet flavor. A decent amount of bready yeast adds to the feel and there is a decent amount of citrus fruit. The prominent flavor is lemon juice with hints of pepper and clove. This beer is refreshing and easy to drink but it tastes like a lemon juice spritzer. I guess I could down a bunch of these on a hot summer day but I don’t really like the flavor or the dry lingering tart citrus finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle. Thinner pure white head, slightly hazy bright yellowish orange. Yeasty and has the house Bell’s aroma profile found in the Pale Ale, Oberon etc. with some chalk in the aroma as well. Tart and lightly citric in the flavor, with some almost yogurt-like notes. Thinner, very wet body, with subdued carbonation. Kinda strange lying somewhere between a wheat and lager with some sourness. Not really doing it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JAN 6, 2011
Out of a bottle at the pub in KZoo after the brewery tour during RBSG. Aroma: cereal and dry, light lemon, very mild dry grass and lightly floral. Nice tasty light sourness, lemon, dust, 50% wheat bread crust that is lightly toasted, trailing medium spice that fades out to a mellow, sour finish. Good drinking!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Clear golden pour with a pretty hefty white head. Aroma is musty and yeasty with a bit of citrus. High carbonation. Flavor profile is a bit sour, actually quite distractingly sour up front. Almost tart. The middle is OK some citrus coming through with a wheaty finish. Good aroma, not so good taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a pale gold body with just the faintest bit of haziness to it and, despite an enthusiastic pour, no more than a slim, white head. Smell: Aroma smelling of a distant lemon meringue pie, a hint of moistened herbs, and a nudge of nonchalant wheat. Taste: Soft white wheat, faintly bready, dosed with a dollop of lemon custard garnished with a curl of tart lemon peel. Mild sweetness. No real bitterness felt. Moderate lactic tartness. Proportionately acidic as you near the drying, cleansing finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: It’s alright for a light ale best suited to easy, refreshing drinking outdoors in the warmer months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Poured with a light fizzy head that disappears quickly, looks pale later yellow, sweet, wheat aroma, taste is bitter, sweet, not that great. Disappointing coming from Bells.

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