Stillbow Oxtisanal
Oxbow Brewing Company

Stillbow OxtisanalStillbow Oxtisanal
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From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.5%
Ratings:
74
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 09, 2016
Added:
Oct 15, 2013
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  11
SCORE
96
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Notes: Blonde saison aged 20 months in Maine blueberry wine barrels
(brewed 2011, released 2013)
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3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

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.

Sep 09, 2016
 
4.43 by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire on Jan 20, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 11, 2015
 
5 by ConradKenney from Maryland on Mar 04, 2015
 
4.5 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2015
 
4.18 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2014
 
4.27 by DantheMan75 from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2014
 
4.3 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2014
 
4.54 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin on Dec 23, 2014
 
4 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Oct 02, 2014
 
4.35 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Sep 05, 2014
 
4.84 by WarrenGofstein from Maryland on Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
by HuskyinPDX from Washington

Taste shared at Brouwer's on 9.3.14
Thanks Greg!

Fantastic, fruity, brett, funky.

Sep 04, 2014
 
4.5 by Kurmaraja from California on Sep 04, 2014
 
4.75 by WesFoxlove from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2014
 
4.25 by nrs207 from Pennsylvania on Aug 26, 2014
 
5 by benbazi from California on Aug 25, 2014
 
3.5 by nsheehan from Texas on Aug 17, 2014
 
4.25 by 2dogbrew from Virginia on Aug 08, 2014
 
4.5 by CTJman from Connecticut on Aug 03, 2014
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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
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

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!

Jul 22, 2014
 
4.25 by chippo33 from Vermont on Jul 09, 2014
 
4.25 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jul 08, 2014
 
3 by BucketBoy from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2014
 
4.25 by BeerThursdays from Delaware on Jul 04, 2014
 
4.25 by jacewg from District of Columbia on Jun 23, 2014
 
4.25 by Yeti1979 from Louisiana on Jun 23, 2014
 
5 by craft_shannie from Indiana on Jun 21, 2014
 
4.75 by Kidspice from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2014
 
4.75 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2014
 
4.25 by dkw0063 from Texas on Jun 02, 2014
 
4.5 by jnardone235 from New Jersey on Jun 01, 2014
 
3.75 by jegross2 from Illinois on May 21, 2014
 
4.5 by nmann08 from Virginia on May 17, 2014
 
4.25 by Stevedore from Oregon on Apr 27, 2014
 
4.75 by rrski198 from Georgia on Apr 21, 2014
 
4.5 by SocalKicks from California on Apr 13, 2014
 
4.5 by mjohnson17 from Illinois on Apr 11, 2014
 
4.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Apr 08, 2014
 
4.5 by Saudereth from Virginia on Apr 07, 2014
Stillbow Oxtisanal from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 74 ratings