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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle pours a slightly cloud light yellow with very little white head. Aroma is slightly sour and lemony. The primary flavor is a sour that bites the tongue with a lemon citrus finish. Medium carbonation and body. For a session beer I donít think I could have more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Fluffy white head atop a golden body. Aroma is big wheat and yeast notes, light lemon and soft funkiness. Taste is big grains, cereal, light lemon, funky yeast, berries, and sweet malt. Body is light and bubbly. Finish is more wheat/grains, soft lemon zestiness, faint berry tartness, yeast notes and sweet malt. Nice summer beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2010
Lightly tart, zesty beer with some slight funk. But of acidity in the back but not as tart as Iíd hoped. Pretty damned refreshing though. Lawnmower.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (4386) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2487) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undsioux7 (819) - 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 isnít good, like a bad lager smell. I wish I could pin that smell down so I could describe it. Taste is lemon and grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (1595) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1627) - 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.

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