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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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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Aggiebob (1547) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2018
UPDATED: APR 7, 2018 Draft. It pours a pale yellow with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma is a lemony citrus with a tart mouth feel. It is a little watery, light and clean. A nice session ale.

Bacchus66 (1203) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2018 Tap, ADT. Hazy pale yellow with a frothy whitehead. Wheat and tart citrus fruit, adding some honey sweetness. Well carbonated with a crisp tart finish. Not as puckerish as a lot of other Berliners I've tried, but very refreshing and drinkable.

BlackHaddock (8200) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2018
19th Jan 2018; part of a Flight at The Brewhouse, San Juan Capistrano. Straw blonde with a white, wispy head. Not too sure I would have said it was a Berliner Weisse styled brew as it doesn't have that tart sharpness I associate with that style. Anyway, this has citrus leanings in aroma and taste giving a slight sourness the overall feel of the beer and subtle lemon flavours. Liked it, even if I couldn't pigeon hole it into a style (why should a beer have to fit into a defined style?).

smaynard6000 (1294) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2018
Can. Pours a hazy light golden color with small white head. Aroma of lemon and wheat. Slightly tart with a bit of sour citrus. Very light. Subtle, not the extremely puckering tartness you get with others in the style.

GarrettB (1746) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2018
March 20th, 2015 - The Oarsman Ale is an odd duck, with all kinds of curious and head-cocking eccentricity. The aroma is both buttery and wheat, but there is also a sheen of steamed artichoke that takes me off guard. And the flavor is tangy and acidic, with a lighter palate and very fine sweetness, with a touch of white grape. The acidity defines the flavor, but the artichoke aroma keeps knocking it out of focus.

Pershing (608) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
12 ounce can poured into a stemmed Chalice. Bright yellow with a small amount of carbonation. Sour tart aroma. Light body with a tart taste of lemon. Clean dry finish. Would probably pair well with Chinese cuisine or spicy Italian.

The_Osprey (10127) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Bell's Oarsman Ale'. Pale yellow, translucent, still, foamy off-white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is rubbery, condoms, some grapefruit. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is again rubbery, light citrus, minerally, quite thin and plain. OK. (5-4-5-4-13=3.1)

john_hops_kinz (26) - - NOV 2, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Oarsman Ale: This tastes like a slice of American cheese baked onto of a big slice of lemon, except you forgot to take the plastic off.

tiagosilvabs (19) - BRAZIL - OCT 22, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 boa cerveja! o 'tart' é bem pronunciado. nao conheço muito o estilo... lembra un pouco vinho branco...

achtungpv (301) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Apricots and cherries up front and a bit overripe. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit to sweet for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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