First Fruits
Oxbow Brewing Company

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From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #109
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,615
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.54%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 07, 2024
Added:
Jun 02, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  0
Blended Farmhouse aged 6-12 months in barrels with Cherries, Raspberries and Oxbow grown Strawberries.
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Ratings by leaddog:
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
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
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.27 by hopley from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.03 by swierczt from Connecticut

Sep 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.11 by Matt1986mo

Aug 18, 2023
 
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 -8.9%
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 Maine

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

Mar 22, 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 -0.7%
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 +9.3%
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 -4.7%
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 -0.5%
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