La Griseta
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #893
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,902
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.46%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
56
From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Photo of Mateo2699
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Over carbed pop upon opening, kinda made a mess. Semi-hazy straw yellow pour, big bubbled head. Brett funk aroma, lemon zest, peel, and slight orange. A little tart taste, with a refreshing citrus burst. A little Belgian-like yeastiness, more citrus in the back end. Pretty heavily carbonated, finishes sweet and dry.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer had sat in the fridge for a month but was a gusher when opened. Lost about an eight to quarter of the bottle. Poured into stemmed tulip. Purchased at Arrow Wine for $16.99/500 ml. Pricey but I love to try new beers in the saison and grisette styles.

And this one is definitely more grisette than saison. 3.75

A - Pours an opaque pale dirty yellow, almost a tan color with a white head. 2.75

S - Primarily lactic notes but with some background citrus notes and even some pear and kiwi. 4

T - Slightly tart. A low intensity kumquat without the sweet outer peel. 3.75

MF - Light body with a crisp dry finish slightly acidic finish. 3.75

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Photo of bobv
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a slight gusher it gently pours a 3/4 inch head that recedes to a film with a ring after a couple minutes with a a hazy body. Nose of slate, citrus, and slight wheat. Upon warming it is mostly doughy wheat and citrus. Taste follows pleasantly enough with a crisp, dry finish. Nice coating mouth feel. Overall, this would be a nice accompaniment to just about any meal.

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Photo of Dope
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

April 2016 bottling

A: Bottle explodes open and gushes everywhere upon uncapping. Luckily caught most of it. A very pale cloudy straw pour with a small fizzy white head. Head disappears immediately with no lacing.

S: Light wheatiness and some crisp citrus (lemons mainly it seems). A touch of honey-like sweetness.

T: Very wheaty now with a lightly tart lemony overtone. Huge wheatiness everywhere, initially a tiny bit sweet but turning extremely dry on the back end after the tartness has run its course. So dry it practically tastes dusty. Hints of white pepper as well.

M: Lighter bodied, extremely dry.

O: Pretty simple brew but well executed. Wheaty (or spelty?) with the perfect amount of citrus tartness to balance it. Extremely dry makes for a super clean and crisp brew.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another standard Oxbow beer: high in price and low in beer quality.

I do not think that any of the beers from this brewery are worth buying, given the plentiful options available in New England.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is lightly hazed pale yellow with lots of tight white head. Nose is huge dusty brett, cellar funk, hint of lemon, light spice. Flavor is a bit more lemon forward, a lot less dusty brett, peppery spice, hints of farmhouse yeast, delicate and light, well carbonated.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass the beer was a vibrant yellow color with a mall, quickly disappearing, white head. Kind of a bite to the aroma, some citrus. I lost the acrid bite in the taste. Hoppy and lemon. Wonderful. A nice, crisp beer. Will have this one again (and again and ...).

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is stunning (and I don't care for saison's all that much).
(many thanks to Luke B. for this beer, it was a wedding present!)

The beer pours with a big beautiful head that lingers quite a bit. It does fade somewhat but stays fully covering the beer. The beer itself is a hazy ripe-straw color (must like a hefeweizen) but is quite a bright yellow. Carbonation is fairly apparent. The nose is quite sharp with a good bit of funky acid (maybe some brett in here?), its got a bit! However, this bite is NOT reflected in the taste at all. The flavor is very mild noble hops, which transitions into a yeasty character with serious lemon and citrus notes. The aftertaste is all citrus.

This is one of the best beers I have had in a long time. I highly recommend this if you can get your hands on it.

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Photo of markgugs
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into stemmed wine glass

Pours a pale yellow, the color of mineral-laden sauvignon blanc. Big fizzy white head, lasts quite a long time and never fully goes away. Tiny bubbles float to the surface the entire time you're drinking the beer, very effervescent. Nose is nutty, lots of spent grain, charred wheat, very dry. More grains dominate the taste, the slightest hint of tartness. Extremely dry finish. Solid not outstanding.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.83/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Big white head with discrete bubbles. Settles out quickly.

Smell - I think I smell beer there. Yeasty. Wheat. Mild lemon acidity.

Taste - Wheat. Light lemon. Yeasty finish. And that's it for flavor.

Mouthfeel - Extremely light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Wheated water.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Bottle from the source.
Bottle opens with a pop and foams over onto my desk filling the room with its essence. Pours a murky pale straw color with a decent sized rocky peaked white head that dissipates slowly. Aromas of lemon cereal and lots of yeasty earthy funk. The flavor is faint cereal graininess with hints of tart lemon and lots of earthy a funk. Light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Light, tart, easy drinking beer. Would make a great all day summer drinker.

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