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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
hazy straw color, aroma of lemon, wheat, grain, flavors of lemon, wheat, bread, slightly sour, like a lemonade beer, but a good one, not a sugary one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (46) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale gold with short-lived head. Mildly tart taste, along with some malt and wheat. Uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (36) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: faint aroma of cherry but not much else; Appearance: straw colored with lots of haze; minimal head; Taste: lager like with very faint tartness; not much personality at all; disappointing; Palate: light body with fizzy carbonation; short slightly tart finish; Overall: I think they were going for subtlety and ended up with a pretty boring beer. Would not buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus, grass, and bready notes. The flavor is not sour at all with some lemon and spices in the flavor. More like a pilsner than a berliner. Overall this is a decent summer session beer and not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6908) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), with notes of sour apple, lemon zest. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not bad, not great, kinda plain...starchy malt and sour fruit, as you might expect from the style. Sour but not overboard, nice quaffing balance, and it helps that there’s almost no bitterness to compete with that. It doesn’t say much, but it’s a pleasant version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1427) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Part of a sampler at Jet Rock at PHL terminal B. Hazy light yellow with retained, pure white head. Wheaty malt, and a lemon scent and taste in the background. Very thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Pint on tap. Hazy golden with a ring of foam. Mild nose of wheat, dry grass and caramel. Tastes of stone fruit, earthy dried grass and a touch of sourish sweat. Light body has a sessionable balance and a smooth medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Has a moderate to heavy haze, medium straw yellow hue with darker breaks on the edge. Not much on the thin white head as it seems little under carbonated for what I prefer. Cereal notes dominate the faint citrus quality I usually enjoy with this style. Nice acidity and tartness still come through with lemon notes but lean more on the grassy and herbal side. Different but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (1016) - - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Good wheat aroma with lemony citrus notes and a hint of funk. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with no retention or lacing. Starts with wheat malt flavors with a bit of lemon citrus. Finishes smooth with just a touch of sour funkiness to go with the lemony citrus acidity. Good, refreshing beer with a very high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (773) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Light transparent yellow color with medium white head. Nice citrus aroma. Flavor has slight sourness, with lemon and orange, mixed with very light malts. Crisp and easy to drink, not overly sour- okay overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (714) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
12oz Flasche. Gelbe Farbe leicht trüb, wenig Schaum. Schöner Saurer fruchtiger Duft. Antrunk herb-sauer. Dann leichter Hefe und getreidegeschmack. Kaum Abgang. Meine erste amerikanische Berliner Weisse!

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