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Farmhouse Pale Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 14 | 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 mscottjohnston:
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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

Sampled from the tap at the brewery.

A: reminds me of white grape juice and honey color. Huge head that disappears quickly.
S: citrus and hops
T: citrus, hops and spicy-ness. Very subtle sweetness that doesn't overpower
M: medium body. Dry with well balanced carbonation.
O: easily one of the best farmhouse blondes I've encountered. Really well balanced flavors make this beer very pleasing to drink.

09-12-2013 21:21:52 | More by mscottjohnston
More User Reviews:
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

10-25-2011 21:31:08 | More by lordofthewiens
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4.6/5  rDev +13%

08-19-2014 18:29:36 | More by nrm5z
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

11-19-2013 17:25:54 | More by SunDevilBeer
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%

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!

08-22-2011 19:07:03 | More by kingcrowing
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-24-2013 18:24:10 | More by doremite
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-03-2013 02:00:48 | More by jtladner
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-18-2013 02:42:53 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-25-2013 12:45:48 | More by hagbergl
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-26-2013 23:22:11 | More by acurtis
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District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

03-23-2013 19:35:16 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
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2.69/5  rDev -33.9%

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.

06-02-2013 01:37:10 | More by RichardMNixon
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-20-2013 17:41:38 | More by JasonSiedman
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-23-2014 00:09:45 | More by mdaschaf
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-30-2013 02:21:01 | More by cclark67789
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-07-2014 01:31:24 | More by ipc2000
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-12-2014 02:57:12 | More by Sammy
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2012 22:20:44 | More by mikeale
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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...

06-05-2012 03:12:30 | More by benbazi
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2013 14:04:07 | More by bconsidine
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-10-2014 18:21:37 | More by aztraz
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-04-2013 11:28:13 | More by Brewsephus
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

12-27-2013 23:24:40 | More by Alieniloquium
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-23-2013 01:57:13 | More by mjstacker
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-27-2014 14:58:12 | More by ChrisL24481
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Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.