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RATINGS: 836   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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3.5
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle! Pours straw yellow and hazy with a minimalist white head. Aroma is grassy with lemon and mild funkiness. Grassy flavors with light tartness and a very dry finish. This particular bottle had about 6 months on it in an effort to nurture da funk and encourage additional sourness. Alas, nothing much happened. The baseline, however, was a refreshing summer beverage. So close to being transcendent, though. Light body with lively carbonation.


3.5
Luvystypotables (1923) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Poured from a can, a hazy straw color with a lasting white well laced head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is grainy with a hint of lemon and malt. A lighter body with a refreshing taste of lemons with a tart fruit finish.

3.6
gringo332 (639) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2017
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

2.7
mcberko (17328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
On tap at Tap & Bottle, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out light coriander and a touch of citrus. Flavour is laid back, with coriander seed upfront, followed by citrus and lacto. But it’s all obscured and rather jumbled. Not the best but it’s reasonably constructed.

3.2
Piw (1110) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
355ml Dose. Blond und trüb mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Aroma von Grapefruit. Süffig. Säuerlich. Leichter Körper. Spritzig.

3.4
Hopper8 (161) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2017
It’s certainly not bad. Matter of fact, it actually had some interesting grain characteristics with the wheat. That being said the tartness is kind of unremarkable and it just isn’t that exciting. Then again, certainly not bad.

3.5
willisread (3306) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2017
2 year old bottle on the shelf at Discount...expectations are low. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small white head that bubbles up. Lacto-driven nose...wheaty. Lightly tart on the palate, lemon yogurt and wheat. Sweet but has a lingering dry, tart note. Surprisingly pretty good.

2.7
rougeau13 (2958) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Tap at Growler Spot. Light whitish head. Slightly hazy pale yellowish color. Aroma of very lightly tart wheat. Tastes almost like nothing; very lightly tart wheat. Thin, light.

3
Cavie (4654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Tap at Kool Keg. Hazy golden straw color. White foamy head. Light wheat aroma, some tartness. Light fruity notes. Light bodied. Flavor is lightly tart, some wheat notes, low sweetness. Finishes crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Msdrbeat (777) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Canned at Tin Can. Light and tart. A great summer beer. Mostly wheaty taste.

3.6
tmzl (317) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Highly drinkable, very light lactic acid, spices connect everything well. Perfect for summer. But would definitely put it in witbier style.


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