Oxbow Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #439
Ranked #10,721
4.1 | pDev: 6.34%
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: Wet hopped saison brewed with Maine grown hops and grains.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of ivyman
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of nmann08
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
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

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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings