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Saison Noel - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Saison Noel
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
‘Tis a wheat based saison-style Christmas Ale.

(Beer added by: redleaves on 01-06-2012)
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Reviews by valdieu2:
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

On tap at Ebenezers, so it was better than great. Very dark amber with a thick creamy head and much lacing My nose picked up dates, figs and anise, very pleasant. The taste was much the same as the nose but with a bitter hoppy after taste unlike most saisons.The mouth feel was very soft and pleasant. I would have this again. Another hit from Oxbow.

valdieu2, Apr 20, 2012
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Taste is dried fruit and maybe some woody leather. Spices are mellow and warming. Superb dry mouthfeel...and a perfect winter saison. I love when a beer surprises the hell out of you. ..this one did just that. Its so funky and real that its probably a brew I will hunt down always. I hate to even say it but its as close to a Fantome brew as I've ever encountered from a domestic...hell any, brewery ever. Really a fantastic brew. Not to be passed up.

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Overall, very well integrated and smoothly executed. I'd happily order another glass of this.

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Saison Noel from Oxbow Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.