Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.93 | pDev: 7.89%
Jun 11, 2017
Nov 29, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Blonde saison brewed with European hops.
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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

On tap at Vermont Tap House, Williston, VT. This was poured into a snifter. Here’s the rest. The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a thin bar pour’s kind of slim head. Sly thin white lacing. The smell started off with a sweet grassy and subtle refined lemon maltiness to it. Dried peach skin, light floral. Subtle black pepper. The flavor takes and combines nicely. Balanced sweet to spicy aftertaste of the aromatic flavors. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Breadiness tries to allocate a decent stickiness, but not cloying. Spice tries to ride in underneath. Overall, pretty good saison that I could have again.

Jun 11, 2017
3.5 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

On-tap 4/9/2017 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, Belgian yeast and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of bananas, caramel and citrus. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

Apr 09, 2017
4.02 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Apr 07, 2017
3.75 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Mar 18, 2017
4.22 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Mar 03, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at the brewery

Feb 14, 2017
3.58 by qcbrewer from North Carolina on Sep 10, 2016
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3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Pale yellow with a greenish hue, definite haze and thin finger of white head -- like a Berliner Weisse with some woodruff added. Dry aroma. Metallic, herbal taste with a flash of malt sweetness beneath that quickly becomes dry in the aftertaste. No real saison yeast character to speak of. Light bodied. My first from Oxbow, and I was disappointed.

Jul 30, 2016
3.85 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 19, 2016
3.94 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2016
4.02 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jul 11, 2016
4.25 by mig100 from Texas on Jul 02, 2016
3.98 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jun 26, 2016
3.75 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2016
4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on May 31, 2016
3.86 by Budlum from Maryland on May 29, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by SomethingClever from Ohio

12 oz pour on tap into snifter

A: bright yellow in color small wispy white head muddled body

S: coriander, clove, a light lemon a little bit of a hay smell

T: clean nice lemon light wheat and coriander taste with a slight bit of pepper on the finish and a little bit of a vitamin candy fruit taste.

M: very effervescent and lively on the tongue with a nice mellow finish

O: a clean well made saison but nothing astonishing either. A light easy drinking beer.

May 27, 2016
4.25 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on May 27, 2016
4.03 by JratBones from Massachusetts on May 23, 2016
3.92 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2016
3.77 by Rifugium from North Dakota on May 16, 2016
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 30, 2016
3.76 by LADaveBN from California on Apr 26, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Lonborgski from Maine

From growler filled at Portland tasting room today.
Cloudy blond, small head that dissipates quickly.
Sour earthy lemon spice smell.
Crisp, clean, balanced taste. It's a saison, but nothing overpowers. Slightly sour, slight funk, slight hop aftertaste. An earthy, but not too earthy beer.
Feels medium bodied, substantial but drinkable.
Overall, I'm imagining this will be a very nice warm weather beer.

Apr 18, 2016
4.6 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2016
4.06 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Mar 11, 2016
3 by Skellbop from New York on Mar 10, 2016
4 by elamb106 from New York on Feb 29, 2016
4.04 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Feb 26, 2016
3.58 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Feb 24, 2016
3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2016
4.33 by ChrisMyhre from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2016
3.91 by jebrew from Maine on Jan 15, 2016
3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2015
3.81 by polopaul20 from Maryland on Nov 09, 2015
3.5 by SocalKicks from California on Oct 29, 2015
4 by Stum-pub from Connecticut on Sep 21, 2015
3.41 by TomMorris from Connecticut on Sep 19, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by illpass78 from Maine

Half pint on tap at the brewery's Portland tasting room.

Appearance: It's a somewhat hazy yellow with a short crown of white bubbles.

Aroma: Smells of light mustiness and some herbal hops. Also a touch of light fruitiness and grass.

Taste: Follows the nose, with the grassiness and herbal hope right there. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy. Very refreshing.

Overall: Just when you think you've had a bunch of saisons from Oxbow and you might hit a wall, you don't! Very tasty, summery, easy beer with tons of flavor.

Aug 27, 2015
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