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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fleagle (18) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle from the local market. Pours a clear yellow with an effervescent head that disappears quickly. The aroma is lemony citrus with a yeasty back; the taste is tart with a hint of sweetness, thin and somewhat lively. Frankly, I wasnít expecting to like this beer as much as I do. Itís very good now; it will be great on hot July days.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (268) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Aroma is very clean, floral/ fresh water. Character is light with savory and tartness balanced. Some citrus flavor. Itís like if you made the smell of the ocean into a beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kenter2000 (72) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Itís a fine beer. Middle of the road. The elusive independent voter they are all pandering for. This is inoffensive conversation at the dinner party. You are meeting your partners parents for the first time and playing it extra safe. Telling stories that donít mention money or politics or anything really. This is the new star wars film, familiar, pleasant enough. This beer gets a nostalgic pass as it reminds me of the many times I have gotten drunk yet also doesnít feel like much of a commitment. I could drink this in the morning even and likely get through it without accidentally uttering the god damn phrase, íyou canít drink all day if you donít start in the morning.í You know what? Once, I saw an artist talk, he was crafted, his work straight lines. I left feeling I hadnít wasted my time yet I wasnít all that inspired either. I went home and reviewed my fridge. I ate a frozen potato patty, leftover rice and stir fry, a salad. The whole thing tasted fine. It all went down just fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Grassy aroma. Flavor is malty start with some tartness and light citrus. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2016

Can 12fl.oz. @ [ The Country Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Aarhus.

[ As Bellís Oarsman Ale ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, moderate yeasty, baking yeast, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, baking yeast, fruit, pale malt, fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161008]
6-3-7-3-13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3821) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Can. Pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat malt, sour fruits, floral notes. Flavor of bready malt, melon, faintly sour fruits. Light, malty, not very sour/tart at all, quite drinkable but maybe a little dull. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6450) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
BB log, Bottle, Pours a murky yellow color with medium to bigger sized head. Lacing was ok. Notes of herbs, banana, weird sour funk, and cereal malting. Some citrus as it warmed up but lots of weird spice and slightly off sourness. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (989) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2016
Can. Pours a hazy yellow with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of lime, coriander, zesty. Taste is of lime, wheat, tart, slightly bitter floral finish. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3036) - CROATIA - OCT 17, 2016
Canned 355 ml, courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Pours cloudy golden with small white head. Fruity, citrus, sweetish, some tartness. Some bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied. More tartness would be nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1165) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2016
Draught at Churchkey, Washington DC. Pours a hazy light gold, with a moderate white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Riesling, white tea and light sourness make up the aroma. Light tartness up front, with hints of riesling, leads into a light body, with white tea notes. A short finish leaves a lightly sour after taste. Decent and quite refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7434) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2016
Canned 330ml. -at the MBR Sour Beer tasting. Hazy yellow coloured, small white head, mild fruity nose. Quite weak and almost subdued citrusy fruity and soft hoppy with mild spicy finish. Bit thin but drinkable.


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