Newcastle Morning
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Wild Ale
4.24 | pDev: 4.48%
Dec 21, 2021
May 09, 2015
Spontaneously fermented beer blended with fresh farmhouse ale.
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Rated: 4.23 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one finger head that fizzes away to a collar; squiggly lacing

Smell: Hay, lemon, white wine grape and oak encased by Brett

Taste: Brett forward, with hay, lemon and white wine grape flavors developing; grassy and lemony through the middle with the oak arriving, after the swallow; dry and tart finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low carbonation

Overall: An interesting blend between a clean farmhouse ale and a spontaneously fermented, oak-aged beer; the latter dominates but there are elements of the former that make this unique
Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
incredible blend, beautiful beer, among the best i have ever had from oxbow, which is a major compliment because all of it is wonderful. this is so cool green glass is smart too, i love everything about it, lambic funk and oaken maturity with the light struck skunky thing meeting fresh and lively saison type ale, perfect proportions of each, leaning a little more wild and funky and rustic than clean and new, exactly the kind of beer i am high on right now, and the kind of thing i wish i could drink all day every day, how do we get beer this good and complex to be affordable? thats the next mission maybe. this is the softest hazy yellow color, the head is thick white and lasting, carbonation rising up through the glow, it looks incredible in a small white or dessert wine glass, looks and feels fancy to me. the nose is fully wild, oak aged, bretty to the max with a little lemony tang, super mature, but with some weirdly fresh saaz type hops in the mix as well, maybe some fresh wheat malt, lots happening but very cohesive. the flavor is the same, definitely a medicinal, iodine sort of wildness to this, the oxidation of the green glass flattering it, horsey farmy weirdness, raw wheat, pils malt, crackers and pizza dough, herbal hops, meyer lemon, green and white teas, the best parts of french saison, it really is quite dynamic and special, old and new at the same time, not too sour, lots of terroir, i cant say enough about it, and the texture is as good as the flavor. this is immaculate beer, among the beer of the year candidates for me so far this year, as good as it gets!
Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Murky goldenrod with a white cap. A light and delicate beauty, bubbly and gently sour too. Nuance and technical skill abound here. Smell and taste are filled with decent pear and lemon with accenting hay, white grape, wild yeast, flowers. Points for the name really capturing the beer's personality, a cool gentle morning before a warm day.
Jun 05, 2021
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle, no dating I noticed on it but 082602 is stamped on the label. Label says 5% ABV. Served in a Teku glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like hay, funk, lime, pear, green apple and lemon. For the most part the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some grainy malt, oak, stone fruit, yogurt and white grape flavors noticeable too. Tart, funky and tasty! Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. When I bought this bottle I really didn't know anything about Oxbow. But after drinking this I'll definitely have to pick up more of their beers, really glad they're distributing to Ohio now!
Jun 04, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by rangerred from Tennessee

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jun 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Statik_v87 from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at Oxbow, before heading to Allagash for their Wild Friendship event. I got pretty drunk that day, and only remember one other beer I tried from them. The other one was an IPA aged with lobster shell, which was not great. The Newcastle Morning, however, was fantastic. I love wild fermented sour ales, and this one did not disappoint. ^ ^
Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Stum-pub from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

May 11, 2015
Newcastle Morning from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 15 ratings