Saison Dell'Aragosta
Oxbow Brewing Company

Saison Dell'AragostaSaison Dell'Aragosta
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,090
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #21,583
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 11.6%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
56
From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  8
SCORE
87
Very Good
Saison Dell'AragostaSaison Dell'Aragosta
Notes: Gose-inspired saison was brewed with live Maine lobsters.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 56 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hopley:
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hopley from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 09, 2015
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Davl22 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light, dry, tart citrus, a touch of funk, finishes with some salinity and a hint of the lobster. Sounds obvious but this is the perfect summer beer to pair with seafood. Really well done.

May 08, 2015
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Elicoleman from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2019
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doremite from Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 12, 2015
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 08, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at Birreria Eataly recently, served in a wine glass.

The color is golden with light haze there is not head to speak of. The smell is faintly sour with a light malt aroma and mineral quality. The feel is very good, nice tanginess from the yeast in a light bodied and semi-high carbonation with gentle dry finish.

This tastes very good for the Gose/table saison style -it fits with a mineral essence but not briny in any sense, more vinous than tart with a slight malt flavor with earthy dry quality in the semi-salt accented finish. This was really easy to enjoy -a lighly sour and low abv beer that went well with the aged cheese we ordered.

Dec 14, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy head fades quickly, clear blond pilsner color

Nose funky saison, earthy farmhouse funk, faint Brett like barnyard and souring, lemony sour, hint cheesy funk, grassy base, faint salty air

Taste starts pretty sour, funky Brett and souring bacteria, big lemony funk and creamy lacto, mild creamy wheat base, mild farmhouse funk and saison spices, touch barnyard cheesy funk, weird earthy dusty wood late and yeasty note, and a little briny salty seaweed like character on the back end, especially on the flemmy finish, the seaweed thing lingers, little lemony cheesy funk also lingering

Mouth is med to lighter bod, flemmy, acidic, little lacto like creaminess

Overall interesting, not quite the funk I tend to go for, the seaweed like lobster thing late is unique but not very pleasant.

Nov 23, 2016
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 01, 2018
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Kelp from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 28, 2015
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billab914 from Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jul 25, 2015
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bobv from Vermont

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/4 inch head that is gone in 2 seconds flat! No lacing with a very clear yellow body. Nose of citrus and brine. Taste mirrors nose with a very nice feel and real nice finish. As it warms there is a hint of crustacean on the nose and palate. Cheers!

Sep 16, 2017
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 21, 2016
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craftaholic from New York

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Love the saltiness that the lobster adds to this geuze, has a balance of sour and tart that rides the malts nicely. Like a saltine cracker with a lemon wedge

Nov 09, 2016
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

2.16/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pour is pale yellow, light haze, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is leathery brett, off firecracker/gun powder, a bit salty, very different. Flavor follows suit with a bit more lemony sweetness. Same burnt sulfur note, light leather, light carb, soft body, salty finish.

Jul 17, 2015
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oline73 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 07, 2018
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petermethot from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 11, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aug 09, 2015
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 23, 2016
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jjcote from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 27, 2015
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kjkinsey from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 12, 2015
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 13, 2017
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 10, 2015
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Satchboogie from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 25, 2015
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tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat opaque, yellow tinged beer with a slight head.

Lemony, slight sour, taste and smell with a hint of brininess on the nose and in the mouth. I like it

Jul 25, 2016
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BMart from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 10, 2015
Saison Dell'Aragosta from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 56 ratings