Continental
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 Lone_Freighter:
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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
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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 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
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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
Continental from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 58 ratings