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RATINGS: 814   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 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 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 (3623) - 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.

   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 (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle at Paulís 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 Bellís

   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 (1326) - 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 (5696) - 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.

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