Stillbow Oxtisanal - Oxbow Brewing Company
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 01:36:17 | More by jaasen64
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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!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 04:33:30 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Stillbow Oxtisanal from Oxbow Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.