Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
3.93 | pDev: 7.89%
Jun 11, 2017
Nov 29, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Blonde saison brewed with European hops.
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.5 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2017
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.02 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2017
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewery
Feb 14, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Sep 10, 2016
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 3.85 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mig100 from Texas

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by Budlum from Maryland

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.25 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

May 27, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by JratBones from Massachusetts

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by Rifugium from North Dakota

May 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 30, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by LADaveBN from California

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Lonborgski from Maine

4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.6 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 3 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by elamb106 from New York

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Feb 24, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by ChrisMyhre from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by jebrew from Maine

Jan 15, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by polopaul20 from Maryland

Nov 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 4 by Stum-pub from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Sep 19, 2015
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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