Synthesis | Oxbow Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jonny41 on 12-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
7.55%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
18
For Trade:
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500ml bottle dated Feb 2016.

Pours dark brown with chestnut shoulders. Zero retention or lacing after a quickly fizzling head. Aromatics lead off with dark fruit, balsamic, and clove-dusted chocolate. Medium bodied and a bit slick. Bright acid with soured fruit on the palate. Shades of bitter chocolate, balsamic, malt, and apples. Finishes tart and fruity with mild malt.

Tasty with a nice level of sourness. Carbonation is a bit light though and lacking some depth and complexity.

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Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Label says Feb, 2016.

A- Pours a reddish medium brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a couple of small patches of sheer surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Nice tart fruity aroma brings to mind blackberry jam and tart cherry as well as some oak notes. Good funky complexity.

T- Great balanced flavor profile with just enough lactic acidity to complement the tannins from the oak and Brett. Very drinkable for the ABV with notes of pineapple, currant and more tart cherry.

M- Perfect amount of pucker with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- First beer I've had from these guys and I'm impressed. If all of their stuff is this good, I'm going to be actively seeking it out in the future.

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Synthesis from Oxbow Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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