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RATINGS: 709   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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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Poured golden color, little head, smelled of barnyard/farm, initially hit with lemony tart that dissipates quickly to taste of farm


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1934) - - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Gold with white head. Aroma is citrus and wheat. Taste is similar. Lightly tart. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a soapy white head. Notes of sourdough, fresh air, lemon zest, and a bit of grassiness. Lactic mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is wheat, cereal malts, acidity, mixed herbs, faint cheese, and faint lemon zest. Flavor is dry malt character with soft citrus notes, and faint yeast esters; lacking in tartness. Light body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Very cloudy yellow, white head. Light citrus tartness, kinda horsey-earthy, a bit of clove in towards the end. Not much in the way of sweetness. Effervescent, light body, keep kinda chewy. Pretty quick finish, clean. Fine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap at Apex, post CBC A: Gold bordering on orange, lacking in internal bubbles, no lacing, white head. N: White wine grape, lemon rind, cracker underneath, hint of salt (as if it were a gose), straw, and a touch of peppercorn. T: Tart, not much else. M: Light body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Decent Berliner. Not too big on flavor, and not really as good as 10 Barrel’s offerings. Easy drinking, though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3242) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
355 ml bottle from BOTW Rochester, served cold in a tulip glass. Clear golden with a decent, bright white head. Light to moderate lactic sourness, sourdough bread, slightly perfumed. Medium-ish body, fairly full carbonation. Lactic tang, bread dough, sourdough, clean; dry with gentle sourness and a clean sourdough finish. Interesting and simple.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, large frothy white head. Not much of a nose, Very Mild citrus aroma. Medium boat with a light hops malt blend flavor and a light crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Light-medium yellow body, average white head. Wheaty, straw malts, very light, with a quenching tartness. A little salty in the finish, making this more goze-like than truly berlinner. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (913) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
Sweet malty smell, light and slightly cloudy, taste is malty very low hops, taste isn’t sweet though...just starting to approach sour..mild beer though

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Light and quite refreshing with faint notes of wheat and citrus. Very low on aroma and ending flat and watery.


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