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RATINGS: 832   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1221) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Aromas of grass, some spice. Light bodied with a small tartness to it, a good beer for a hot day

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 7, 2011
First sip I took I noticed a bit of acidity or sourness to the taste, and looked on the back and read it is brewed using traditional sour mash methods. I give this beer plus for not being too sweet, but still having a hint of citrus flavor. It is a bit too sour tasting in my opinion, but it is smooth and not skunky at all. No hint of alcohol in the taste. Small amount of hops. All in all, decent to drink, but nothing Iíll be looking out for. Would prefer a Leinenkugelís Sunset Wheat or Sam Adamís Summer Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2011
I was really let down by this Bellís product. Very average in all indices. No real spiciness to the taste and the aroma was bland as well. There are much better wheat beers out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
svandyke (198) - USA - APR 29, 2011
Nice pour... Very clear and light. slight aroma with very faint yeasty smell. A light and slightly sour taste., but very refreashing. Not as sourly refreashing as their Wild One (only on tap).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours a very clear pale gold with a lot of big bubbles, and not much head. Aroma is light wheat, some grape and apple esters, and a hint of lemon. Taste is very light. Mainly white grape flavor. A little like watered down champagne. Dry but clean finish. Palate is light and crisp, but over carbonated. Probably easy to chug down on a hot summer day, but not much of a sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2732) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2011
An advertised "Session Beer", meaning a beer you drink without the intention of getting drunk. This beer is brand new, fresh. I am lucky to be one of the first people to ever drink it. So, how about it? Kind of sour, lots of fruit. Apple, that is the word for it. An apple beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Edward104 (41) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
Nose: light, grassy, slightly tart/sour Taste: crisp, carbonated bite; tart/sour; little grassy hops finish; not sweet though Mouthfeel: watery Overall: Enjoyable; session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours out a yellowish to almost white color. White head on it. Smell is kind of sour, fruity, with some wheat smells in it. Taste is somewhat tart, easy to drink, and before you know it, its gone. Reminds me of a Berlinner Weiss.. I thought it was decent and highly drinkable, something I would buy again in the summer if its out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2011
From Steveís in Madison. 12 oz. bottle. Lager golden yellow appearance. Wheat Ale, eh? I donít think so. This looks not so appealing. The head fades away quickly, and it just doesnít sparkle in my eye. Lots of wheat, and maybe a little yeast dancing around in the aroma as well, but honestly, this just doesnít please me in any way. Why be kind because itís Bellís? There might be a little rotting orange aroma in there, as well, but come on, do you think this actually ads to what should be going on. Itís pungent, so that helps save its score, somewhat. Mildly tart, with a little lemon zinging my taste buds. Lots of wheat accompany a very poorly executed flavor. Burnt malts seem to mix in, and in the wrong way. Glad I bought a single.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is clear, deep yellow with light head, poor retention. Aroma is underwhelming with notes of wheat and citrus. Taste is predominately the lemon tartness with some bread flavors on top of a slight herbal or grassy hoppiness. Bitterness is very light. Mouthfeel of the beer was strange to me - light to medium bodied with a somewhat oily texture, which wasnít pleasing at all. Iím disappointed in this offering from Bellís.

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