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Stillbow Oxtisanal - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 37
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blonde saison aged 20 months in Maine blueberry wine barrels
(brewed 2011, released 2013)

(Beer added by: Seanniek91 on 10-15-2013)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jaasen64:
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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle purchased at the '13 Goods from the Woods Festival at Oxbow, poured into respective festival glass.

A- Cap cracks off with a nice hissing sound leading to a somewhat slow-rising gusher (have that glass ready!). Pours a crystal clear golden with a nice 1.5-finger foamy/bubbly head that has nice retention receding to a thin wispy layer. Decent carbonation which is fairly fast rising and has a nice consistency.

S- Nice refined barnyard funk, a bit of hay, clean saison yeast, faint blueberries that blend in with the saison yeast, slight tart lemon peel, and a bit of oak. Fairly aromatic with a nice complexity.

T- Lightly tart lemons balancing with a hint of blueberries, light clean barnyard funk balancing with the saison yeast, finishes with tart lemon peel mixed with blueberries and a touch of oak. Nice clean saison qualities that meet a tamed funk and light tart fruits. The blueberry wine barrels add a nice uniqueness bringing out subtle balanced blueberry flavors.

M- Medium bodied, very clean, slightly acidic, carbonation adds a fizzy feeling on the palate, very easy drinking.

O- This was a nice unique barrel-aged saison that used great use of local fruit flavored wine barrels to produce a nice unique beer. I wouldn't say this is the best wine-barrel aged saison I've had but it definitely ranks among some of the better one's I've tried. This is without a doubt worth trying and I wish I picked up more bottles when I had the chance.

jaasen64, Feb 05, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time in the Philly area and I walk into Monks for a beer. They have this bottle on the menu! This has been a long time want and I never thought that I would run into this in Philly!

split 2 ways into Oxbow tulip glasses poured by the barkeep.

Appearance: clear yellow bodied beer with massive white head. Thick lacing and strong staying power with the head.

Smell: Loads of fruity and earthy brett. Hint of blueberry skins.

Taste: Exactly like like nose! Fruity and earthy brett. Hint of blueberry skins and oak.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy body with a mild dry finish. Very drinkable.

Overall: My first Oxbow beer! Really interesting saison. Never had a blueberry wine barrel aged beer. Very unique. Wish that more blueberry was present with this beer, but it was still really tasty beer!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 22, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud.

Little eruption, creamy thick head, tons of lacing, semi clear golden honey colored.

Nose is all Brett, Brett c mostly, little Brett B funk and horsehair, nice pineapple and mild tropical like, hint of grainy malt, vinous barrel notes and mild sour.

Taste is basically more Brett, mild Brett B horsehair funk, little sour tart vinous berry note and barrel, lactic acid, mild grainy saison malt, bit of Brett c tropical notes. Finish is dry and flemmy, bit of lactic acid mild tannic bitter stem.

Mouth is med to lighter bod decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, lots of Brett and mild barrel notes, hint of blueberry tart wine.

jlindros, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Taste shared at Brouwer's on 9.3.14
Thanks Greg!

Fantastic, fruity, brett, funky.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 04, 2014
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Stillbow Oxtisanal from Oxbow Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.