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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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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3.3
cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Keg at the BeaverFest 2017 Friday.. Hazy yellow amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft dry floral fruit nose.. Dry zezty floral fruits

4
bhiner41 (193) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Nice light tart summer brew. I like it on summer nights versus a heavier IPA. Easy to drink, sour but not funky or musty lime other sour ales. Citrus and smooth, lively mouth feel. Another great beer from bells.

3.3
sinfull (1781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Hazy golden color. Big , white head. Aroma of wheat malt, bread and lemon . Malty taste with touch of fruity tartness and spices. Refreshing and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
May 9, 2014 - at Blue Monk, on draught. Refractive slightly hazy light gold with a large white foamy head. Beautiful aroma - simple floral/grassy golden ale, no alcohol, nice lacto tartness - salty too. Taste follows, less tartness and salt - zero alcohol, a little gluten. Sticky mouthfeel, light carbonation, lightly sour/salty in the quick finish. Lovely, simple.

2.4
JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Ehhhhhhhh it is what it is. Really has a sour taste, not really good to me. I would avoid it if possible, but I can't drink it. It's just not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ronaldtheriot (1981) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Bell’s Oarsman has a very thick, creamy, stark-white head, a very hazy, yellow appearance, bubbles, and a descending gray-yellow cloud & tan chunks, following the "swish & pour". Aroma is of light lemon, white wheat bread, and maybe some spice. Taste is faint citrus, bread, and spice, with an overriding tap water note. Mouthfeel is soft and medium, and Oarsman finishes medium dry and bland. RJT

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orda (39) - - JUL 3, 2017
Appearance: light yellow; slight head Taste: very light & tart 7/3/17 - Bell's (Kalamazoo, MI)) 5oz $2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Marko (5931) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2017
Can at Craft Room. Hazy golden, tiny white head. Sourish, lactic, olives, hm. Oxidated malt, light lacticity, very light tartness. Berliner Weisse for beginners.

3.5
Luvystypotables (2047) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Poured from a can, a hazy straw color with a lasting white well laced head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is grainy with a hint of lemon and malt. A lighter body with a refreshing taste of lemons with a tart fruit finish.

3.6
gringo332 (644) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Can. Pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat malt, sour fruits, floral notes. Flavor of bready malt, melon, faintly sour fruits. Light, malty, not very sour/tart at all, quite drinkable but maybe a little dull


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