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Farmhouse Pale Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 28
Gots: 9 | 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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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

2.69/5  rDev -33.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 01:37:10 | More by RichardMNixon
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

06-01-2013 05:36:55 | More by oglmcdgl
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-31-2013 23:05:23 | More by AOShabaz
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler straight from the brewery.

Pours a cloudy dark straw color with small head
Smells of citrus, grass
Tastes of mild hops, citrus with a near perfect balance

Overall a perfect farmhouse that is refreshing with perfect balance of ingredients. Citrus really shines through but you get a crisp and dry finish.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2013 11:32:08 | More by alaimoa
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-23-2013 19:07:01 | More by WeisGuy
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jbeervt

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2013 16:35:37 | More by jbeervt
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Maryland

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05-15-2013 05:13:51 | More by Gatordaddy
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-26-2013 00:23:57 | More by Spoppy
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Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-24-2013 10:53:51 | More by trotnixon
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New Jersey

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Illinois

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-07-2013 20:30:46 | More by Boone757
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this brew on tap at Alewife in Baltimore. It arrived a dark golden tinged with brown. The white cap of foam was a nice touch. The aroma has a freshness about it: green apple, pear, citrus, and a touch of honey. The grain comes through as well. Light, clean, and nimble on the palate. More fresh fruit, some sweetness, as it finishes with a bit of bitterness. I would like to see a more acidic bite to this, and perhaps a little more funk. The hop presence make up for that to produce a clean crisp brew.

Serving type: on-tap

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District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

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Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.