Space Cowboy Country Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
06-23-2012 21:40:34 | More by mclaughlindw4
3.93/5 rDev +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.
05-28-2012 02:09:47 | More by donkeyrunner
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
03-26-2012 21:50:31 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
10-09-2012 12:58:17 | More by jlindros
3.76/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured on-tap at the Thirsty Pig in Portland. Served in a snifter, the beer is a hazy, orange-brown coloring with a frothy, foamy white head. Nose of floral highlights, with a tangy sweet caramel backbone. Flavors of floral and spice all over the palate, light and slightly sour. Biscuit and clove, jasmine and oregano, all very balanced. Very herbal throughout. Light and crisp bodied while you drink, with a tangy sweet and spicy aftertaste. Clean, fruity, farmhouse finish. Very clean and very tasty.
04-10-2013 02:56:08 | More by GarthDanielson
4.43/5 rDev +17.2%
Space Cowboy pours a cloudy, mahogany brown with a small creamy head. The foam fades quickly down to a thin sheet on the surface leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.
The aroma is fruity and funky. Grapes and apples along with Belgian spice notes of pepper and clove plus a touch of funk.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and creamy with light carbonation. The flavor is malty with some fruit notes. It begins with apple and white grape, which is quickly followed by a bready malt flavor. Perhaps rye? The flavor almost reminds me of a British Bitter. It finishes slightly tart with a touch of spice (clove). Once gone the apple and grape flavor lingers on the palate.
For a 4% beer it's loaded with flavor. Very tasty.
07-23-2012 23:12:51 | More by WanderingFool
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