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RATINGS: 780   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a straw-golden color with a medium soapy white head. Aroma is light lemon, light wheat. Taste is much the same. I was told this was a Berliner Weiss. It seems that way but a little lower on the acidity and citrus. A good drinker, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours clearish slightly cloudy yellow. Nose and taste of lemon peel, yeast and wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
12 bottle Pour is a cloudy yellow lighter golden with a loose white head. Aroma is faint, what is there is grainy wheat and only a whisper of lemon peel. Taste is the nose, fairly straight forward grain wheat no spices just a very mild sourness. Palate is lighter bodied, nice carbonation, crisp clean finish. Nice enough. another surprise beer for me from Bell’s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Crisp, lightly lemony, Berliner Weisse-meets-Witbier aroma. Creamy, lightly tart flavor like a dry lemon meringue pie. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1294) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aroma is of malts, wheat, and grain. Flavor is of malts, citrus, hops, and grain. Pretty session-able. Nice and crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5422) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2010
From 12-oz bottle, picked up from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a creamy white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, floral hops, a hint of cotton candy, and some pear. Taste has a Belgian Wit character without the coriander. Slightly tart, golden grain malt with wheat, a hint of clove and some yeast. Finish has a slight tart aftertaste with some wheat, lemon zest and tart pear flavors. Nice for the summer months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
On tap at the brewery on April 11, 2009. A: Pale lemonish color. Slightly cloudy with a decent bone white head. S: Slightly sweet and a little bit tart. T: Pale malt with some tartness. A few hops. M: Very crisp with moderate carbonation. D: Very drinkable. Great outdoor summer drink. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Nice refreshing light slightly tart malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Batch 9934 Pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is wheat. Taste is a little sour, wheat, crisp tasting. Has a little tart aftertaste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2010
sparkling clear brass early pour, moderately hazed wheat color with yeast sediment mixed in. faint neutral wheat, hay, straw, lemon zest and light lactic acid in the nose. bright and vibrant front; thinning middle; moderately acidic drying finish. full of bright and sparking carbonation, with dominant citrus-like acid. easily consumed in large gulps.

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