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Space Cowboy Country Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Space Cowboy Country Ale
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87
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 87
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 1.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-26-2012

A crushable country ale brewed for our hardworking locals.
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 87
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at frontier cinema. Very murky looking with small but lasting head. The aroma is faint citrus. Flavor is more of the same. Slight funk is present, and slighlty bready. I've had a few oxbows so far and think this is my favorite so far. Very drinkable and a bit unique. Can't think of anything to compare it too.

I like the low alcohol. I feel like this might be closer to what the style was actually like way back when so I give them points for that. The murky look kind of adds to the effect. To bad its $6 a pint or I would have several. (546 characters)

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$6 at Novare Res

Opaque muddy pond water tan color with a thin white head. Head collars and it looks like I have a still glass of pond water in front of me.

Smells like hay and sunburn. Nice.

Hay and toasted malt under a fairly sharp bitter. Oaty. Dry finish with lingering hop bitterness. At 4% the malt lacks depth but the oats make up for it a bit with some nice chewiness.

I just came from the Pineland Farms trail running festival and a beer that smells like hay and sunburn fits my mood perfectly. My first Oxbow: so far so good. (540 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Meridian Pint before their Allagash and New Belgium event.

Pours a clear light copper color with a nice white head and plenty of sticky lacing on the way down and a nice cap and collar throughout.

The nose carries some mild saison yeast with some faint spice, mild fruity esters, and a pinch of earth. Very delicate, but nice. I liked the idea of a "Belgian Bitter," and it is going well so far.

The flavor is really nice. The oats bring some body and enhance the subtle malt presence in the background. Just a faint touch of bread to go along with mild yeasty spice.

The body is light and fairly-effervescent, yet still has a hint of chewiness. Semi-dry finish and some lingering bitterness through the finish.

Overall, really quite nice. This combines two of my favorite things -- saison yeast and session beers. Great idea and very well executed. (875 characters)

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a name like Space Cowboy, how could you go wrong.

Light fizzy head hits a finger and fades fairly quickly with little lacing left with no real head at the end, semi clear golden honey orange color.

Nose nice farmhouse, big malts, light cracked wheat, bit of citrus and hint esters, floral saison spices, touch bready golden sweet malts, touch herbal grainy.

Taste touch sweet malt, golden Belgian like, cracked wheat and straw, light wet hay and lots of farmhouse but lighter on the funk, light citrus, nice floral spices like coriander and light flowery, hint esters and hint fruit. Some bitterness, light grassy earthy and slightly herbal hop, some fresh hop flavors almost like wet hop. Finish is dry dry but could be drier and crisper, light lingering spices and citrus as well as light farmhouse flavors, saison malts, and more herbal grassy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb esp for couple week old growler.

Overall pretty nice. Good malts, nice saison flavors and especially aromas, light farmhouse funk, good yeast additions, although could be just a bit crisper and drier. Decent hops too very drinkable. (1,128 characters)

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Space Cowboy Country Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.