Farmhouse Pale Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +2.9%
On tap at Meridian Pint. Served in a tulip.
Pours a nice golden color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a nice bit of earth and spice and light citrus character. More toward a Belgian IPA than a hoppy saison. Flavor is similar with earth and slight floral character taking over. Light body with good carbonation and a dry finish. Quite good.
02-20-2012 23:58:17 | More by Thorpe429
4.24/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy honey color; the head was modest and left a few splashes of lace behind
Smell: Biscuity, grassy and spicy
Taste: Biscuity, up front, with grassy hop flavor developing in the middle; crisp and spicy, in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A nice blend of flavors that come at you from a variety of angles
08-17-2013 00:50:09 | More by brentk56
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
On tap at the Meridian Pint in DC. Beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head, small bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation.
Aroma is sweet, yeasty, a little odd, almost spicy.
Beer is light in body, nice yeast character, very unique tasting but I can't really describe this uniqueness. It has a nice finish, no aftertaste, not too bitter or dry, I'd have this again and others from the same brewery.
03-08-2012 18:27:49 | More by drabmuh
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
Thanks to rudzud for bringing this back from his ME excursion.
Light fizzy head, hazy pale golden color.
Nose light floral hops, touch fruit, touch golden malts, slight hint of spices from the yeast with a dry bready like aroma.
Taste starts with earthy slight herbal hops, decent hop bite, juicy fruit, spicy hop, creamy malts, hints of an interesting dry spicy like saison taste, which must be from the yeast. Long bitter grassy hop finish.
Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.
Overall nice, decent bitterness, floral almost grassy hops, very drinkable. Unique and tasty.
11-01-2011 14:02:53 | More by jlindros
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
04-12-2013 02:50:51 | More by Rifugium
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
From03/07/14 notes. 14 oz. pour in a tulp at One Mile House in NYC.
a - Pours a deep clear yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks nice.
s - Smells of spice, yeast, earthy notes, floral hops, light lemon and citrus, grass, and dough. Nice nose, little more spice than I normally like but it is pretty good.
t - Tastes of spice, yeast, citrus hops, floral notes, lemon zest, pepper, grass, earthy malts, dough, and biscuit malts. Taste has a little more pepper than the nose.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty good saison. It has a little more spice and pepper than I personally like in a saison, but if that is your thing definitely check it out. Looking forward to trying their other beers.
03-10-2014 18:32:08 | More by mdfb79
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a cloudy, pale golden straw color with banana hues and a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Good retention, slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Musty aroma with funky farmhouse yeast, light fruit, bread and peppery spice. Subtle brett presence as well but smells more like a standard saison/pale ale hybrid. Pale biscuit malts with cracker and light fruit.
Medium body with nice balance of farmhouse/saison character and pale ale notes. Dry and musty with farmhouse funk and musty brett countered by light fruit, peppery spice, banana and bread. Slightly dry in the finish. Not overly complex but well balanced and easy to drink.
10-30-2013 17:40:08 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
4.36/5 rDev +7.1%
Served in a tulip at Meridian Pint, DC.
Pours a hazed light golden copper with a pillowy white head. Fades to a thin collar and some thin webs of lacing. Earthy aroma, strong yeast and mild fruit esters. Medium thick body with soft carbonation and a dry, hoppy finish. Flavor is earthy, grassy and musty with a floral and resiny hop finish. Slight alcohol presence but otherwise this a lovely hoppy farmhouse ale.
02-20-2012 17:45:01 | More by yourefragile
Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.