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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Had on tap at John Cowley’s in Farmington, supposedly the first time its been served outside of the Eccentric Cafe! A ligh/cloudy/yellow appearance with a creamy white head to it. No overpowering smell to it, a good balance. Has a sweet taste to it, with a slight hint of hops & bitterness to it as well. A lite to medium bodied ale, with minimal aftertaste. A decent everyday beer....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1144) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle into pint glass, very cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma notes of wheat malt sweetness, grain, tad herbal and slight citrus. Taste adds lemon, straw and light fruity tartness. Light body, moderate-low carbonation, soft with clean tart yeasty finish. Easy drinking wheat ale with light lactic character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, yellow fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, grain and even some malts (I was not expecting this). Taste, tart citrus fruit and some grain. Refreshing and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a thin head. Aroma is almost sour with a little bit of skunk and lemon. Taste is very crisp with a good amount of tart lemon flavors. Some wheat and grains balance it out. Lots of veggies as well. Aftertaste is not the best, a bit like skunk and cardboard. Overall it’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Blonde, light haziness. Aroma is lightly yeasty, seems wheaty. Somewhat toasty wheaty with a fairly clean lacto.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
youdictategood (413) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Single bottle from mix-pack. Hazy yellow pour, small soapy head. Mostly citrus peel in the aroma. Taste is similar - tart lemon, a little dry. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1151) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 6//2015. Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow/straw with a medium white head which disappears quickly. Has a slightly herbal aroma, with a hint of tart citrus. In the mouth. there’s a moderate tart, sour lemon against a mild wheat background. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Fairly uninspiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Straw pour with small head. Lemon on the nose and as the dominant flavor. Citrus zing with moderate tartness. Not overly interesting. An okay summer beer, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1336) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft 6 oz pour at the imperial bottle shop event. Pours a clear pale yellow with a lasting bubbly head. Soft grainy aroma. Low tartness to it, though it’s definitely there. Light apple, fruit. Sweet, tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcon25 (251) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft pour in Portland, at imperial Bottle Shop. Light golden pour, little sour not much . But good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
partchapol (68) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Lemon, light, and sour, tried it, don’t like it, I normally like Bell brewery. But this one seems to be theirs fail experiment.

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