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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Draft @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, St Louis, MO. Pours a hazy yellow colorwith a small white head. Has a fruity citrusy weak tart aroma. Fruity malty slightly tart citrus flavor. Has a fruity slightly tart citrus finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. A hazy, pale golden beer with a finger-thick white head. The aroma is rather sourish, balsamic vinegar, lemon and some milky hints. Sour mash. Itís thin and dry on the palate, slighlty effervescent. Lemon, sour malts and a generic fruityness and some bitter notes in the flavor. After a while a faint spiced hint occur as well. Lightly palate cleansing and lemony in the end. Well, not my preferred sour wheat beer, the sourness is a bit strange, and itís quite boring, but also refreshing. 130819

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at Frontera Grill. Cloudy yellow - white head. Wheaty. Citrus. Light spicy notes. Light acid sourish. Light coriander. Ok light bitterness. Orange. Light milkey finish. Nice refreshing.†

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy pale yellow color, scant head. Aroma of lemon and white pepper. Taste is sour lemon. A proper Berliner weisse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, and cereal. Flavor of lemon, wheat, earth, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Draft. Cloudy lemon yellow body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, lemon, some straw. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some yeast, light straw. Watery light body, light acidity, cream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A: The pour is a clouded pale golden straw color with a small white head. S: It has a big wheat aroma to it, which I expected, with some undertones of a Berliner Weiss. A slight lemony character along with a definite popcorn type aroma. There seems to be an underlying earthy note to the beer as well. T: The flavor is very reminiscent of a Berliner Weiss. Nicely tart and lactic with lots of wheat flavor. Very bright and clean acidity and tartness rather than the unwanted and unintentional sourness of the usual Pale Wheat Ale. M: Light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: I have heard such varying opinions on this beer I wasnít sure what I would be getting, but I liked this one. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours hazy lemon with a foamy white head. Aroma is citric with a touch of wheat. Med minus body. Itís almost sour citrus, followed by some papery wheat. Rather clean and refreshing in a light soda pop way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
12oz bottle-during CBC-thin white-hazy straw. A-soft tart, wheat. T-soft tart fruit, wheat/lt malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (11061) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2009
Draft at Cafe. Poured hazy golden color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate grainy wheat aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. The beer went well with the peanuts.

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