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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Bottle pours yellow with a lot of carbonation and thin head. Aroma of citrus, light hops, and some bread. Thin, carbonated palate, with a refreshing taste and a bit of tartness. Clean finish with a slight lingering sour aftertaste. Iíd like to session this beer during summer, where I could really appreciate this light and crisp beer. Iím not sure Iíll be able to handle any more extreme sours after drinking this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bule (1328) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2015
12oz bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Struggling to find anything to enjoy about this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3025) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12 oz at WoB Belmar. This one is super cloudy with a yellow tint and a large, frothy white head. Nose is funky with hints at hay and citrus. The palate is really light. A pleasant tartness is in the flavor with light guava and lemon. Finish is quick and fruity. This is one crushable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (245) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 22, 2015
Hazy straw color with a head that fizzes away almost instantly. Aroma is classic berliner weisse: sweet lemon or lemonade with some honey hints and wheat. Taste starts with wheat beer notes and follows with a pretty light, lemony tartness. Body is light and well carbonated, making the beer very refreshing and easy to drink. Overall this is a very well made, classic berliner weisse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle pours hazy yellow gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma shows hay, lemon zest, white pepper, and dusty wheat. Flavor is exactly what you expect. Uncomplicated and clean. Overall body is light and the finish is dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Appearance: Packaged 27/3-2015. Hazy yellow, fizzy white head.
Aroma: Sour fruit, more tart than sour, maybe.
Taste: Sour/Tart fruit, not much else. Actually a bit watery. Sorry, (still) not my thingamabob.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
Info: 14/9-2015

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (210) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2015
BOTTLE. Poured a hazy/cloudy lemon to straw with a small flat white head.. Generic wheat nose, with a stronger zesty citrus vibe than most.. Crisp mouth feel, Strong citrus presence and almost lemon grass bitter bite.. Sourced RW

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (11565) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of sour herbs, pale mat, salt. Taste is slightly sour, pale malt, herbs, some salt, waterey fnish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (153) - Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours a hazy, yellow, fizzy body. Head is super thin and white. Head retention and lacing were average. Smell is of straw malt, lemon zest, and peppery saison/hefeweizen yeast. No hops or alcohol detected. Taste is of acidic, slightly sour, pale, straw malt. Tastes like a corona with a lime added, I think Iíve used that descriptor with Westbrook Gose as well. Mouthfeel is light and very well carbonated. Head dissipated quickly unfortunately and lacto yeast left a puckering sensation on the palate. Overall this beer was a refreshing, session able berliner. Nothing remarkable but a solid and easy to obtain ale. Would like to enjoy this one on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2944) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange with a modest white head. Aroma of apples, damp hay/ wheaty funk, old lemons. After that the taste is a bit of a let down. Thereís little sourness and itís all a lot less funky than the aroma leads you to expect. What sourness there is is lemony and upfront. Wheat and lemon, dry finish. Pretty refreshing but not very involving.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
355 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a cloudyvpale yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of yeast, lemon muffins and some bread. Flavour is very yeasty with some maltiness and lemon juice. Light bodied. Watery. Messy. A berliner weisse? Really?

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