Bowie
Oxbow Brewing Company

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From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
45
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2019
Added:
Jun 21, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.77 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Sep 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a draft-filled bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazed light golden pour with thick foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Light citrus and funk. Grassy.

T.F: Light crackery grains... lemon citrus, grass, pear/fruit, and earth. Mild spice... smokiness coming in mid-swig. Not overpowering but definitely present. Minimal funk... no significant tartness. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation.

O: A pretty cool brew... a nice light saison with some smokiness tossed in for variety. Unique and interesting. Very glad I got to try it, and as a huge Bowie fan I very much approve.
Oct 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by RichD from Rhode Island

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by ChipChaight from New York

Jul 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by knicks19947 from New York

Aug 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by weareallfalafel from Virginia

Jul 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Dec 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Nov 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.03 by khmel from Ukraine

Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by thebooyakid from Hawaii

Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.35 by oline73 from Maryland

Oct 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.23 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York

Sep 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle sample at birreria Volo takeover with moderate smoke in a malt and hop base. dry drinkable. hazy yellow. Kind of Octoberfest. Above average offering.
Sep 09, 2016
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Novare
Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Lonborgski from Maine

4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From 750 ml bottle purchased at Portland tasting room.
Light copper color. Head fades quickly.
Sour, earthy, slightly funky aroma.
Light farmhouse taste. Sour without any fruit tartness or sweetness.
Sparkly feel. Very nice.
Overall a very nice light farmhouse.
Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by huysmans from New Jersey

Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Sep 27, 2015
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Dive Bar patio full pints and sun. The best beer bar.

A- Pours from the tap with a medium golden hue and a one finger fluffy white cap. A few spots of lace here and there from the remaining medium belt.

S- Oxbow house yeast with pale fruits, spice and herbal tones. Pale Belgian base grain as well as a hint of smoke. Apple, pear, orange peel, pink pepper and coriander hints.

T- Oxbow native flavors up front leading to a lingering woody campfire smokiness in the finish; the level of smoked malts plays well with the bright yeast. That shiny farmhouse yeast drops notes of lemon zest, pepper, coriander, orange peel, bread and apple/pear esters. Herbal and spicy throughout.

MF- Zesty and crisp light body with a semi-watery but appropriately highly carbonated body. Small amount of spicy bitterness in the finish.

Golden Saison with a nice lingering smoked malty tone. I never thought of this combo but here it is done quite well with a transition from bright Belgian yeast to smoked logs.
Sep 20, 2015
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Reviewed by justme from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at the Dive Bar. "Subtle smoke" almost scared me off but that didn't stop me. The smoke was present but never dominate. It added a nice back flavor to a pleasant Farmhouse.
Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Aug 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by nickfl from Florida

Aug 17, 2015
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