1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blended Oxtoberfest - Oxbow Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blended Oxtoberfest
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 03-10-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chippo33
1.75/5  rDev -55%

chippo33, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

thegerm87, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +2.8%

PEIhop, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Dicers, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Gvsccraftbeer
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%

Gvsccraftbeer, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of geocool
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

geocool, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

brianmandell, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%

Rochefort10nh, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of benbazi
4/5  rDev +2.8%

benbazi, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

CTJman, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

bsuedekum, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Hirshi
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Hirshi, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Both 2012 and 2013 consumed... roughly a year apart. 2012 vintage was not reviewed, only rated with an overall score on 8/9/13. Wanted to keep that score available. I gave the 2012 vintage an overall 4.5.

ASTMO scores and review as follows are for 2013 vintage...

A: If I didn't pour quickly, it would have gushed from the bottle. Nice frothy white head that stuck around. Cloudy copper orange beer. Pleasant looking, but not spectacular.

S: Not as much smoke as I remember from 2012 vintage, but it's there...combined with that sweet, spicy, earthy saison aroma. I really dig the aroma.

T: Some smoke that becomes more up front as it warms. Soft, pleasant tartness...free of acidic burn. Black pepper. Biscuity sweetness carries throughout

M: Nice juicy beer. Medium to medium-thick. Carbonation is higher...a tad prickly, but neither here nor there.

O: Just slightly less impressive than I remembered the last batch to be, but impressive nonetheless. I remember more smoke, but maybe the additional blending has something to do with it being dialed down...or maybe my memory sucks. If pressed, I'd call this a slightly more tart smoked saison. I very much dig. That said, I can see why this wouldn't be for everyone. Biere de garde is also accurate, I suppose.

kbuzz, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Kelp, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Texasfan549, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.8%

kjkinsey, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of MRsojourner
4/5  rDev +2.8%

MRsojourner, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of tinterlande
4/5  rDev +2.8%

tinterlande, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of jmsedgwick
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Hopheadhiker, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of CypherEnigma
2/5  rDev -48.6%

CypherEnigma, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

SourinQns, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Todd. Apparently this is partly aged in Riesling barrels. Served in a snifter.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and specks of lace. Hazed dark orange body.

S - The aroma is quite odd and unexpected. A mixture of smoked meats, oak, dirty funk, and bready malts, with perhaps a touch of caramel and honey sweetness evocative of a festbier. Not much overt Riesling character; perhaps some nebulous fruitiness.

T - The taste is significantly more sour, with less smoked meat and more vinous oak. The malt sweetness imparting by the base beer is largely masked as well, with tart green apple, grape skin, and light lemon showing up instead. The smokey and sour combination is an odd one, but it grew on me over the course of a glass.

M - Medium body, with pleasant carbonation. Crisp, clean finish, and light lingering acidity.

D - The aroma was straight-up strange, but the taste and feel redeemed this beer quite a bit. It's certainly unique, and I'd give it another shot as there's good complexity and quite a number of flavors to unpack. Curious how this sort of thing ages as well.

MasterSki, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Jspriest, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +2.8%

mendvicdog, Mar 28, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Blended Oxtoberfest from Oxbow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.