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Blended Oxtoberfest - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Blended Oxtoberfest
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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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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.

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750 mL 2011/2012 bottle shared by Thorpe.

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Blended Oxtoberfest from Oxbow Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.