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Space Cowboy Country Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Space Cowboy Country Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A crushable country ale brewed for our hardworking locals.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-26-2012)
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Photo of mclaughlindw4
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

mclaughlindw4, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of benbazi
4/5  rDev +5.8%

benbazi, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of bconsidine
4/5  rDev +5.8%

bconsidine, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

gillagorilla, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

hoppymcgee, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrBier, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mendvicdog, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hophead717, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.93/5  rDev +4%
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.

donkeyrunner, May 28, 2012
Photo of cleeze
4/5  rDev +5.8%

cleeze, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Hirshi
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Hirshi, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of patrick802
3.25/5  rDev -14%

patrick802, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of DC_Brah
4/5  rDev +5.8%

DC_Brah, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

msondel, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Thorpe429, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of BKBassist
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BKBassist, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

jlindros, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Jackz29
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jackz29, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

AngusOg, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

GarthDanielson, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

WanderingFool, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of wil19b85
3.25/5  rDev -14%

wil19b85, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.8%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

chippo33, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Jonny41
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jonny41, Jan 26, 2014
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Space Cowboy Country Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.