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RATINGS: 786   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Had on tap at John Cowley’s in Farmington, supposedly the first time its been served outside of the Eccentric Cafe! A ligh/cloudy/yellow appearance with a creamy white head to it. No overpowering smell to it, a good balance. Has a sweet taste to it, with a slight hint of hops & bitterness to it as well. A lite to medium bodied ale, with minimal aftertaste. A decent everyday beer....


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (4108) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
19.05.2016, 12 oz can @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild sour-ish, soda powder, grain, popcorn, sour grass, minerals, hay, weeds, hints of citrus peel. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, sour grass, minerals, weeds, grain, paper, hay, hints of soda powder. Medium bitterness, mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3082) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkellers webshop. Fin frisk, aningen vetesyrlig, med citrus och lite jästkaraktär. Smaken är blekare och ganska anonym men iaf mjuk och len men lätt syrlighet. Ok, men som ofta med USveteöl väl slätstruket.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (657) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
pour pale without head. lemon, peach and herbal aromas. taste light sour. light bodied, average carbonation. tasty and light but not as sour as many new Berliners.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1321) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Can@Desverger. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, citrus fruits, yeast, grass, lemon. Some sourness. Medium body. Dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3479) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
@ Basunen 16-5-7: ganska ordinär med små toner av vete. Lite humle men i det stora hela ganska diskret.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 7, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spindelphia (13) - Lambertville, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2016
A very light, but flavorful wheat beer. While the wheat still takes center stage, there is a decidedly citrus note to the beer as well. A well done sessioable beer that pairs well with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (6999) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Can shared with Niller, sourced from Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Copenhagen - golden coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is medium sour citrus fruity and wheaty, light malt, yeast, tart fruity finish. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nische (1700) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Can. Pours yellow with white head. Faint citrus aroma with some grass and wheat. Bland citrus taste with some cardboard, grass and grain. Not very tart at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3846) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
Can at home. Pours a clear pale yellow with a diminishing white head. Sweet with a light dryness and a mellow sourness. Aromas of lemon and grapes. Light bodied. Medium carbonation Dry finish.


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