First Fruits
Oxbow Brewing Company

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From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #103
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,592
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
35
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 07, 2022
Added:
Jun 02, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  0
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Blended Farmhouse aged 6-12 months in barrels with Cherries, Raspberries and Oxbow grown Strawberries.
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Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A 500ml bottle, bottled on 1st July 2021, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy strawberry pinkish red colour with a very thin light pinkish head that dissipated quickly, while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Jammy, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, oak, tart, an acetone and vinegar zing, with light funky notes.

Taste: Light sweetness, sour, tart, sharp, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, fruit vinegar, light funk.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, medium bodied, with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: Nice fruitiness in the aroma and flavour, but the acidity was just a bit too sharp to be easily enjoyed.
May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by loganburgh from Michigan

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2021
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
October 2018 bottle.

Appearance - Pours a strawberry red with two fingers of bubbly white head that quickly fades.

Smell - strawberries, raspberries, cherries, bready malts, oak, fruity esters, barnyard funk, and earthy yeast.

Taste - tart strawberries, raspberries and cherries upfront. The oak and fruity esters follow suit. The bready malts and earthy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant tartness from the strawberries and raspberries.

Overall - A pleasant sour that is just the perfect amount of sourness for me. I like how the strawberries, raspberries. and cherries shine through and make this brew a highly enjoyable one. Another gem found here in Cowtown.
Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light strawberry color, fizzy head that fades quickly. Has a nice strawberry aroma with slight funk. Typical spontaneous farmhouse ale tart /funky flavor, really nice tart cherry and strawberry flavor, light on the raspberry flavor. Tart and tangy, a little sour, acidity makes my mouth water. Carbonation is appropriate. Overall a very nicely crafted beer.

8/21/20
500 ml bottle - no date - thanks Adam!
4.25 rating
Aug 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Tart cherry, raspberry fruit leather, bright acidity, strawberry jam, vanilla, spicy funkiness, earthy, oak, sweet tarts. Fairly sour and plenty of under ripe berry notes, funky and complex, zippy carbonation and quite lite - delicious!
Jan 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Too sour for my own liking. Its not a bad beer - very smooth and drinkable, just too tart and not as enjoyable as many of the other offerings from Oxbow.
Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 06, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours an orange-tinted strawberry color but no matter how hard the pour, no head is raised; leggy, however, with dots of lace

Smell: Sweet and tart berry tones with an oaky element

Taste: Strawberry, cherry and raspberry flavors intermingle with a growing tartness to contrast the sweet fruit; the oak emerges, in the middle, and dries out the flavors somewhat in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with no carbonation

Overall: Despite the lack of carbonation, the flavors here are delicious and remind me of some of the great fruit beers from New Glarus
May 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

May 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by SFC21 from Florida

May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500 ml. bottle
Bottled: October, 2018
Production time: 32 months.

Moderate to vigorous pour yields small head with scant lacing. Head dissipates down to a thin ring in a minute over a dark pink body. Nose of raspberries foremost, followed by strawberries and slight cherries. Taste of tart raspberries, strawberries, and cherries; in that order, with the cherries coming forward midway through to a finish of tart cherries. Good feel and overall, a tad unbalanced, but still a tasty offering from Oxbow. Cheers!
Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by chippo33 from Vermont

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut

Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by paulish from New York

Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by vfgccp from New York

Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2019
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Reviewed by RollBounce from New York

3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottled Nov 2017

Beautiful red color and a strong bouquet with upfront Raspberry and back end strawberry.
Unfortunately there is some disjointed in flavor. I feel as though it may just be the bottle i have or that i am used to drinking mix fermintation beers are aging for a while. Acidity it fresh and forward which i feel with age will mellow. There is a hint of a infected off flavor at the end but disappeared quickly.
Overall i would definitely try this beer again and buy some to age as well.
Jul 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by benbazi from California

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Feb 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Oct 06, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by parris from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.77 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Sep 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.3 by bum732 from Lesotho

Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Aug 30, 2015
First Fruits from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 44 ratings