Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale AleBarrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 156
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 105
Gots: 30 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 08-26-2012

A farmhouse ale fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces.
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750 mL swing top bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow. Nice white head. Great retention.

Smell - Bretty and oaky. Some farmhouse funk. Some hops. A bit of acidity. Very nice.

Taste - Brighter acidic flavors here, but nothing by way of sour. Grainy. Hops are muted. Grassy and lemony. Nice but not as complex as the nose.

Mouthfeel - Light, well carbonated. Easy drinking.

Overall - Delicious. Gets more acidic as I drink it. Less complex, too, but still good. (482 characters)

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Batch #3: a gusher...their base pale ale aged in barrels used for their sour "arboreal"...was sampled about a year ago and my notes alude me...but from what I remember, this beer was funky, acidic, complex, slighty sweet and tart.

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Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.