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Stillbow Oxtisanal - Oxbow Brewing Company

Stillbow Oxtisanal
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 5.84%


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:
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(Beer added by: Seanniek91 on 10-15-2013)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a one finger creamy head that leaves wonderful lacing and a big creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of brett upon brett, sour funk, vinous blueberry wine barrels. Quite nice and appealing.

T - Taste is nice and sour tart barrel, delicious brett, funky blankets. There is a lingering bitter tannic note on the finish that doesn't jive with me. Aside from that this is nicely tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is super crisp, nicely carbonated. Very drinkable.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer, wish there wasn't this bitter tannic thing going on but yeah, this was worth it.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 21:28:58 | More by rudzud
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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.

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Stillbow Oxtisanal from Oxbow Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.