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Oxbow Brewing Company

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #824
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Ranked #17,448
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 7.89%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
58
From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Blonde saison brewed with European hops.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Lonborgski:
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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
More User Reviews:
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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 Greeneā€™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
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nickfl from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 17, 2015
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Budlum from Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 29, 2016
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 24, 2016
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 16, 2015
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 23, 2016
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 26, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Oxbow in Portland. Hazy yellow body. Smells of pilsner malt. Light fruity yeastiness. Tastes strongly of pilsner malt that even adds a touch of sweetness. Peppery and grassy hops. Light body. Soft carbonation. Simple and incredibly well done.

Aug 15, 2015
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 16, 2016
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 06, 2015
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 24, 2015
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benbazi from California

4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 12, 2015
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 22, 2015
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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
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2016
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 26, 2016
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 10, 2016
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 07, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 22, 2015
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mindfuldave from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 14, 2015
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polopaul20 from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 09, 2015
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 13, 2016
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DinoBlueShoes from Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Nov 29, 2014
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SocalKicks from California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 29, 2015
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 58 ratings