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Farmhouse Pale Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 33
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American hops meet saison yeast in this dry, signature ale.

(Beer added by: sk8man121 on 08-18-2011)
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Reviews by Rifugium:
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Pale golden-yellow color, hazy, with a small but solid cap of white head; some retention and lacing. Fruity esters in the nose, spicy yeast. Good saison qualities in the taste, grassy, herbal, light funk, sweet stone fruits, and a light peppery yeastiness. Crisp, light-medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation, easily drinkable. All of the three beers I sampled from Oxbow were pretty similar, but they were all definitely good. I'd like to see them more often.

Rifugium, Apr 12, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lilee's in Brunswick. This was a really beautiful-appering beer. In a pint glass it was a hazy apricot color with a medium-sized white head. There was quite a bit of lace.

It had a citrus, peppery aroma that was very pleasant. There was a nice malt background.

Lemon and pepper taste. Nicely hopped. Sweet malt.

Dry and crisp. A really fun beer to drink.

lordofthewiens, Oct 25, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

nrm5z, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

SunDevilBeer, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lion's Pride in Brunswick, ME on 8-17, according to the bar tender this was the first keg anywhere... Thanks to whoever added the brewery because I couldn't figure out how to do it on my phone while I was there!

Pours a nice amber/blonde color with a small white head, nose is yeasty/bready/funky - quite nice and reminds me a bit of orval.

Taste is very good right from the start, dry and crisp with that light bretty tart note. A nice light spiciness finishes it off, this thing is deadly drinkable on a hot summer day!

kingcrowing, Aug 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

doremite, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jtladner, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

stereosforgeeks, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

hagbergl, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

acurtis, May 27, 2013
Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into a tulip.

a-It pours a hazy dark straw color with one finger of white head.

s-A strong herbal hoppy smell dominates with a background of saison yeast and citrus fruits.

t-Very refreshing hoppy bitterness hits the palate followed by citrus and yeast then ending in a spicy herbal dry finish.

m-Smooth body with lively carbonation to accentuate the refreshing taste.

o-One of the best saison's I've ever had. I like that the hoppy bitter taste doesn't overwhelm the other lighter flavors and stays refreshing. I see myself drinking this as a farmer in the Low Countries after a long day of work.

MeneerBeerSnob, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of RichardMNixon
2.69/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap for Philly Beer Week. Served on tap in a goblet/wine glass.

Pours a honey-orange with no head or lacing of any kind. Could have mistaken it for liquor. Nice aromas of barnyard and funk; I'm looking forward to it. The taste doesn't match the nose at all. Bitter like an IPA with just a touch of funk. Mouthfeel is bright and bubbly like a saison, but that just makes the IPA flavor more confusing.

This is a textbook case for those who feel hops have gotten out of hand.

RichardMNixon, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JasonSiedman, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mdaschaf, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

cclark67789, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ipc2000, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Sammy, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mikeale, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of benbazi
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Light yellow colored, nice lacing on the glass, minimal head

S: Slight funk, some barnyard

T; Dry with very slight hint of sourness.

M: Perfect mouthful overall, appropriate carbonation, medium bodied.

O: very good, Highley recommend, very refreshing pale ale with a hint of sour-style...

benbazi, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

bconsidine, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

aztraz, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Brewsephus, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Parker Pie. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Medium head that settles to a white collar.

Smell - Citrus orange hops. Lemony yeastiness. Doughy malts.

Taste - Orange citrus hops. Very grainy and wheaty. Doughy sweetness. A Belgiany sweetness. Yeast builds in the end with some herbal notes. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Medium carbonation. Smooth body, but bitter finish.

Overall - I loved the barrel aged version of this because it added a nice dimension. This is nice in its own right, but lacking that complexity the barrel added.

Alieniloquium, Dec 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

mjstacker, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ChrisL24481, May 27, 2014
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Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.