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RATINGS: 840   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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2.6
robotopera (36) - USA - MAY 24, 2011
Amber in color. The flavor is very light, too watered down in my opinion. Hay notes with a very subtle citrus flavor. Overall I was disappointed.

3.5
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Pours from the bottle with a straw yellow color and a big, fluffy white head. The aroma is a bit dull but clean, with a musty combination of mild wheat and yeast characteristics. The flavor is more enticing, with a crisp, refreshing lemon-orange citrus tartness that combines well with a mellow wheatiness. The very-fine, active carbonation complements the flavors to energize the tartness and make the beer even more refreshing.

3.5
JRock72 (597) - - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Poured clear golden yellow with little head that faded. Taste was a bit sharp which worked really well. Really good beer.

3.7
Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, really enjoyed this one, very easy drinking, if I was closer to bells this would be one to drink often for me, very tasty beer. recommend a taste

3.4
thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 tap at riot room. super light. comes off like a wheaty pils. not a big fan at all, but it certainly compares to other session wheats i dont like rather favorably. In bottle it exhibits a nice sour edge with melon and white wind flavors.

3.5
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a pale gold color with white head. There is a faint grassy note on the nose along with a nice lemony tartness. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I would of thought but the lemon tartness comes through nicely and stays true to expectations of a wheat ale. Refreshing beer and something I would enjoy on a hot summer day.

2.9
TheChampion (119) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pale golden pour with a faint white head. Light wheat aroma with a hint of spices. Bit of a tart tart flavor, very crisp and clean taste. Sessionable and not too bad.

3.3
jw0406 (1315) - 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

2
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 I’ll be looking out for. Would prefer a Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat or Sam Adam’s Summer Ale.

2.6
Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2011
I was really let down by this Bell’s 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.


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