Stillbow Oxtisanal | Oxbow Brewing Company

Stillbow OxtisanalStillbow Oxtisanal
BA SCORE
97.3%
Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 74 ratings
Stillbow OxtisanalStillbow Oxtisanal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
oxbowbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blonde saison aged 20 months in Maine blueberry wine barrels
(brewed 2011, released 2013)

Added by Seanniek91 on 10-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
74
Liked:
72
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
7.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
11
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

brett significant with some woodiness from 2011 to round out the sourness. low acid. Blueberry on the aftertaste, interacting well with brett. Bottle sample at Birrificio Volo.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slatetank
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this from the bottle shared with me in a pilsner shaped vessel.

I am surprised by the fact the label states it was aged 20 months in maine blueberry wine barrels.
The color is golden with light hazed with white head fine bead. The smell is very deep with brett and floral aromas with a fruitiness that is indistinct. The feel is dry with light toast and slight bitterness with fruity and mildly funky textures with slight woody tannin.

The taste is tangy and mildly malty with woody and light funk type flavor with the wine that is aged in wood. The tannin comes through with slight berry aspect and hint of brett with hay-like earthy quality. Overall I found this to be very interesting and highly drinkable for all that is going on it is very refined and has great complexity -subtle and wonderful a must try.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.84/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Taste shared at Brouwer's on 9.3.14
Thanks Greg!

Fantastic, fruity, brett, funky.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time in the Philly area and I walk into Monks for a beer. They have this bottle on the menu! This has been a long time want and I never thought that I would run into this in Philly!

vintage 2013.

split 2 ways into Oxbow tulip glasses poured by the barkeep.

Appearance: clear yellow bodied beer with massive white head. Thick lacing and strong staying power with the head.

Smell: Loads of fruity and earthy brett. Hint of blueberry skins.

Taste: Exactly like like nose! Fruity and earthy brett. Hint of blueberry skins and oak.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy body with a mild dry finish. Very drinkable.

Overall: My first Oxbow beer! Really interesting saison. Never had a blueberry wine barrel aged beer. Very unique. Wish that more blueberry was present with this beer, but it was still really tasty beer!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Stillbow Oxtisanal from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.3% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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