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RATINGS: 840   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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Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Meh, Looks murky yellow. Aroma is wheat, lemon, grass. Taste is lightly tart, an lemon cleaner. Not refreshing and kinda an overall fail.

reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours a very clear and very pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is earthy and wheaty with faint notes of spice...black pepper?...and funk. Flavor has mild tartness...lemony...with some herbal notes. Mouthfeel is very light...almost watery and the finish is citrusy, dry, and refreshing.

lachrymalisis (448) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 not my favorite from Bells, but a good showing. refreshing tangy sourness comes across almost lemony. aroma has a bit of mineral or malty-mustiness in there, but the flavor comes across cleanly. good looking hazy pale straw color with light head that dissipates rapidly. crisp, light body, refreshing carbonation.

jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Hazy yellow pour with light sediment and small white head. Very light aroma of wheat and lemon. Flavor is unexpectedly tart, with a lemon/lemongrass front that finishes citric and somewhat dry.

Aurelius (5658) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
First off, the label on this beer is spectacular - suitable for framing. A small frame. The beer is applesauce gold, with a thin beady head, and cloudy. The aroma, however, leaves something to be desired. It’s doggy. Cresol. With a slight touch of lemon. I’m picturing Tex in the shower with that "Why have you just soaked me" look, and some kind of lemon dog shampoo that my wife got gouged for at PetSmart. Sour, citrusy, not very bitter, refreshing, and the taste is far superior to the aroma. Not bitter at all. Light-bodied, loses carbonation somewhat. Tangy aftertaste. A decent summer session beer. I can see swilling this with some crab or lobster. Mac’s Beer and Wine, downtown Atlanta.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2011
About time I got to try this! Lightly hazy yellow, big white head. aroma is wheaty, some yeast, lemon cleaner. Flavor is quite tart, some lemon, wheat, yeast. Refreshing.

ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Smells like many beers I’ve had: some citrus, some sour. Hazy yellow with a quickly dissipating head to where there is no head. No lace. Sourness from aroma comes through in the taste. Some bready notes that provide body. Thirst quenching. Light. With it’s low alcohol would make for a nice beer on a hot summer day.

Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pours hazy gold with quick dissipating white head. Aroma is citrus, grass and wheat. Taste is muted sweetness and a tart finish. Very light and refreshing.

NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
What a session beer! Nice crisp wheat beer but I love that tangy zing it has to it on the finish! One of the most complex wheat brews I’ve ever had. Great beer, definitely try it if you have the opportunity.

shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 Tap at eccentric. Orange-apple and wheat malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow color with small head. Sweet-tart orange-vinegar and wheat malt flavor.

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