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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1033) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Sam! Thanks. Snifter at home. Pours a clear yellow-gold with small head. No lacing. Aroma is cereal, lemon, wheat field. The taste is crisp with cereal (Cheerios), lemon, slight coriander, and a slight funk. Very refreshing, clean, crisp. Light body, moderate carbonation. Great on a hot day.


2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
andybrownback (6) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Not much aroma to speak of. A bit like an adjunct lager on the nose. Maybe some phenols, not sure. Taste is okay. Not very tart, but a little sour at the finish. Palate is awesome. Nice warm weather beer. Refreshing, but not something I'd seek out when it isn't hot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weevo (35) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from beer club. Pours a murky straw with a thin white head. Citrus to the nose. First taste I thought pineapple, but after that sour lemon with a tart finish. Would drink again, especially on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Great summer beer. Love the smoothness and over taste is refreshing. Its light in appearance and is excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Total Wines. Slightly hazy gold in colour, with a thin, white, head. Decent, sour, fruitiness, a thin body and moderately tart finish. Fine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1015) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a slight layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts and hints of lemons.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste tart, citrus, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12oz bottle pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow with small head. Nose is lemony grains, orange, light cereal, hay. Taste is crisp, moderate tartness, nice juicy lemon and citrus, creamy cereal grain and wheat backbone. Finish is tart lacto lemon with some light cheese and grains. Great beer and super easy drinker.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (412) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rated from notes taken 6 Aug 2011 -- Very limited notes, need to drink again to rate properly. Drank on tap in SC while visiting a friend.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Slightly hazy pale straw yellow. Thin head around rim. Slight citrus note and mild grain note on nose. Light sourness -- assertive but not overwhelming. Tart, citrus note, some cereal grainy/maltiness. Clean finish. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger white head, pale straw, clear, no carbonation. Aroma: wheat, funky fruit, leather. Palate: light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Taste: sweet fruit, apple and raspberry maybe, and lightly funky/very slightly tart, but not sour. Overall, refreshing and drinkable, but nothing amazing really.


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