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Loretta - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: andrewinski1 on 08-29-2012

Our grisette, a rustic blonde ale brewed with spelt grown at a draft horse farm in Pittston, Maine.
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13 oz. on tap at Cafe Miranda in Rockland, Maine. Served in Oxbow's fun proprietary glass, which is sort of snifter-like.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy and kind of bright yellow with a wee white head that is gone soon. Some lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Smells of lemon, citrus, spices, yeast, grass, and spices. Nice nose.

Taste: Taste follows the nose with lemon leading the way. Nice dry finish with lemon and spices making themselves present. Also a little bit of a peppery note on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It's a little light, but not egregiously so.

Overall: This is a good, sturdy saison that works best on a summer day. I don't really get "rustic" out of it, as the ad copy suggests, but it is a darn good beer. Oxbow knows what they're doing, especially with saisons, blondes and pale ales.

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Loretta from Oxbow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.