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RATINGS: 834   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Handed to me thinking it was just an american wheat, woah! .. great sour touch to it, like berlinner style! .. . light yellow, medium foam .. lemon, hay, wheat, jack lemmon, and tart wheat .. . why is my eye twitching!! .. . a great summer time beverage! .. . .
My hineyís asleep!

Fine... weíll keep our voices down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a clear lemon yellow with very little white froth. Aroma is tart with lemon notes, hay and grass. Flavor is quite tart - lots of lemon, cereal and hay. Very light body with a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2011
The beer pours avery hazy yellow color with a big head that fades slowly to a small, tight, and well retained head.

The aroma is fresh yeasty bread more than anything, but itís got some raw bread dough, some mild (very mild) spice, and some citrus fruit.

The flavor is pleasantly but mildly tart with plenty oí lemon, but not really lemon sourness.... more like lemon zest. Right up front there is a pleasant bitterness that fades fairly quickly. The beer has a general fruitiness that between that lemon zest and that apple rind flavor really takes fruity in a different direction. Yeasty and bready flavors are light but compliment the aroma and flavors of the beer well.
This is not the first, nor the last of these Iíll have. I must say though that Iím enjoying this beer more and more every time I have one.

Very refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6574) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright clear yellow body with a small fizzy white head that faded rather quickly. The nose is lightly tart and bright with a refreshing citrusy note along with some light wheat. Reminds me of a Berliner Weisse almost. The flavor does as well, just very toned down. Itís almost like a citrus spritzer. Perfect for a hot summer day, shouldnít have had this on such a cool day. Very cleansing on the palate indeed. Light and lively on the tongue, finishing very cleanly. Pretty nice beer. Wonít knock your socks off, but I think thatís the point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Wonderfully tart nose and taste. Bright, crystal clear gold, back of tongue tartness. Nice hot weather beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
On Tap. Bellís Tap Takeover. Harris Grill. Poured clear yellow. White foamy head. Aroma was citrusy. Flavor of tart apples, oranges and lemon. Sweet finish. Reminded me of a cider. Light bodied, alot of carbonation and dry in the end. Good for a hot night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
lightly hazy golden with a quickly fading white head... aromatic lightly sour lemon, bready, cereal, wheat grainy, aroma.... lively, bready, mildly tart, easy drinking, light body, cereal like finish, light lemon... very much like dfish festina peche without the peach...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours a clear yellow with a small head. Interesting take on a berliner weisse; nice notes of light nectar fruit including peaches, tart wheat presence, citrus, and spice on the nose. Flavor brings more citrus and tart grain. Extremely light and drinkable. A bit watery, but good for a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass. Appearance: Hazy straw with very thin white head. However, I know that a Berliner Weisse is supposed to look like this - of course, this is not meant to be true Berliner Weisse, just inspired by it. Aroma: Grainy and grassy, with light tart fruitiness. Very mild aroma. Taste: Tart lemon, wheat malts, and a very subdued spiciness. Palate: Moderate carbonation, light body, semi-dry (tart) finish. Overall: Refreshing and tart. Very, very simple but certainly quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
12 oz bottle from the brewery, served in a wheat beer glass. Pours clear straw with a tall white head and intense carbonation. The head mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of wheat, straw, pale malts, herbs and a touch of citrus. The flavour is slightly sour throughout, with wheat, lemon, pale malts and a touch of grain. The finish is short and somewhat sour. On the palate, it is light in body with a slightly dry texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is not a bad summer thirst quencher. It is rather simple, but its slightly tart character does lend some interest. 2011-08-17

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