Stillbow Oxtisanal | Oxbow Brewing Company

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Stillbow OxtisanalStillbow Oxtisanal

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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.

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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by rudzud:
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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a one finger creamy head that leaves wonderful lacing and a big creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of brett upon brett, sour funk, vinous blueberry wine barrels. Quite nice and appealing.

T - Taste is nice and sour tart barrel, delicious brett, funky blankets. There is a lingering bitter tannic note on the finish that doesn't jive with me. Aside from that this is nicely tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is super crisp, nicely carbonated. Very drinkable.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer, wish there wasn't this bitter tannic thing going on but yeah, this was worth it.

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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

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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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud.

Little eruption, creamy thick head, tons of lacing, semi clear golden honey colored.

Nose is all Brett, Brett c mostly, little Brett B funk and horsehair, nice pineapple and mild tropical like, hint of grainy malt, vinous barrel notes and mild sour.

Taste is basically more Brett, mild Brett B horsehair funk, little sour tart vinous berry note and barrel, lactic acid, mild grainy saison malt, bit of Brett c tropical notes. Finish is dry and flemmy, bit of lactic acid mild tannic bitter stem.

Mouth is med to lighter bod decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, lots of Brett and mild barrel notes, hint of blueberry tart wine.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Stillbow Oxtisanal from Oxbow Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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