Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #323
Ranked #9,056
4.08 | pDev: 6.13%
May 01, 2021
Oct 12, 2014
Notes: Wet hopped saison brewed with Maine grown hops and grains.
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemongrass are present in the nose along with hints of yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of apples and green grapes.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a bit fruiter compared to other saisons.

Serving type: can
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy straw color with 2 fingers of fluffy eggshell white head. Great retention for the style.

The aroma brings strong notes of grassiness, hay, a bit of funk, soap, and a fair amount of yeast. There's some grapefruit, orange and lemon zest with some lighter notes of pear and peach.

The taste is quite citrusy with notes of ruby red grapefruit, lemon, and blood orange. There's plenty of yeast and grass, as well as peach, pear, cilantro, and earthy hops on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and effervescent with a bone-dry finish.

Overall, this is a great farmhouse ale that's full of flavor yet highly drinkable. Hits all the notes you expect in a good saison.
Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by rob1986 from New York

Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours an opaque dark/amber yellow with a flash of thin white head that dissipates, smell is funky grassy plum, peach, and doughy malts, hints of clove and pine, taste is pineapple juice and guava, funky grassy bitterness, hints of clove and pine on the finish, feel is medium bodied, bright carbonation. A bright and grassy pineapple/tropical treat.
Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy, pale lemonade yellow with a fat finger of soapy white head. Decent lacing.

Lemon and bergamot, soap-like saison yeast, light white pepper and floral hops in the nose.

Fairly traditional saison yeast base in the taste, with a touch of sweetness, plenty of citrus (again led by lemon) and some green hops (grassy, leafy, earthy, nice).

Medium bodied with light creaminess and enough carbonation.

Fun spin that doesn’t stray all too far from a classic Belgian saison.
Nov 17, 2018
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at Seymour in Greenfield. The beer had a murky, yellow appearance with no head. Slightly grassy smell with a good mix of peach and tangerine. The taste was buttery bread mixed with the aromas sensed. Medium body. Overall, I felt the aromas were the best aspect to this beer.
Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Jason_cs from Florida

Dec 01, 2016
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Novare Res
Nov 20, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2016
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Reviewed by ivyman from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On draft at the Armsby Abbey. Pours a nice hazy orange with a
two finger chewy white head. Tastes of citrus followed by a hint of
pepper and saison fuzziness. Wonderful mouthful.
Dec 15, 2015
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap 12/3/2015 at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast funk, citrus, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out tart with flavors of citrus and esters. Then some breadiness comes in from a light malt character. The hops presence is strong for the style but not over-powering and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly tart and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good hoppy representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.
Dec 03, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by TankNYC from New York

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by jtladner from District of Columbia

Mar 11, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Feb 24, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by DRBiser from Maryland

Feb 16, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by Andrew041180 from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 3.93 by ZethOfTheNorth from Louisiana

Dec 30, 2014
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Reviewed by nmann08 from Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On draft, pours a hazy golden color with a wispy white head.

The nose is amazing and as close to perfect as you are going to get. It is downright silly. Very fruit, but is dominated by blood range, a little sweet citrus. The flavor is all citrus, sweet orange slices, citrus rinds, a little floral, great hop content. On the back end, just a bit of bitterness, but nothing off-putting. Very balanced, juicy, refreshing. Well done. I loved it.
Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by mgigs from Maine

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.64 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Nov 19, 2014
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%
On tap at Goods from the Woods 2014 with Festero. Fresh hop saison bright juicy hops with some fruity malt and lots of funky earthy quality to it. Nice brew.
Nov 03, 2014
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Reviewed by hopley from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - nice yellow / orange color, strong initial head that dissipates quickly with limited lacing and just some remaining head around the side

Smell - can't get much except sweet blood orange

Taste - sweet orange citrus is dominant for me, very juicy and very tasty. A little back end bitterness but not much, not too malty either - well balanced.

Feel - medium bodied, slightly chewy

Overall - a really nice beer, well done and coiffable
Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Mesa512 from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 4.3 by jebrew from Maine

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by thegerm87 from Massachusetts

Oct 12, 2014
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