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Oxtoberfest - Oxbow Brewing Company

Oxtoberfest
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87
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%


Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A farmhouse festbier featuring a malt body that is both dry and creamy with hints of smoke.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 11-07-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-08-2013 16:00:52 | More by Andrew041180
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark amber orange color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-toasted wheat, toffee, slight fruit, hint of smokiness, slight funk

T-toasted wheat, toffee, caramel, hint of pepper, yeasty funk, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-interesting beer for Octoberfest, very enjoyable and easy drinking

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 03:38:15 | More by MDDMD
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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ToasterChef

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a growler of this beer yesterday afternoon. It was in a cooler on the ride home from Newcastle, and in my fridge since then. I've poured into an Oxbow tulip.

The beer is hazy and has orange and brown coloring. The head is almost non-existent, just a thin layer of tan foam that completely disappears after a bit. Maybe I'm serving it too cold?

It has the aroma of a malty saison; I can smell funky farmhouse yeast, but also sweet malts reminiscent of toffee. It comes across as a good mixture of a German lager and a farmhouse ale.

The beer has a good flavor. There are plenty of malts, both light sweet ones I'd expect to find in a saison, and also some deeper, darker ones more often found in a oktoberfest beer. There is a some light floral hopping and a good amount of yeast. It provides a slight bite of pepper just after a swallow. Toffee and caramel malts linger on.

The beer has a medium body and enough carbonation to provide some sharpness on my tongue.

This is another enjoyable Oxbow beer. I don't like it as much as some of their other offerings, but it is well made and an interesting combination of styles.

Serving type: growler

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Oxtoberfest from Oxbow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.