Momoko | Oxbow Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged farmhouse ale blended w/ freshly pressed peaches

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 78
Photo of ScaryEd
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a stemmed harmony glass.

Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of creamy white head. The head leaves a nice ring of lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of peaches and oak, as well as some lemon and orange rind. Has an underlying barnyard funk character.

The taste is very lemony and acidic up front; aggressively tart. There are notes of peaches and vinegar, as well as some yeast. Finishes funky and earthy.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Relatively dry. Puckering tartness.

Overall, a good beer that's honestly a bit hard to describe. It's very funky and very tart, yet offers plenty of underlying fruitiness to provide balance.

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Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger of bubbles that fades quickly to a collar; a few shards of lacing

Smell: Under-ripe peach, yeast phenols, lemon and oak; Bretty funk pervades

Taste: Lactic under-ripe peach and lemon forward with an austere oak aspect building through the middle; the tart fruit remains, throughout, with a dry, funky aspect in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This is interesting in that all the flavors are well balanced - neither the sourness nor the funkiness nor the oak are out of whack

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Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. Served in a tumbler glass. Cloudy golden yellow body, one finger white head, relatively short retention and no lacing. Smell is underripe peach, tart stonefruit, slightly rubbery peach fuzz, moderate acetic acidity, light grain. A slight bit of leather. Flavour follows, underripe peach flesh with peach fuzz, moderate-to-heavy acetic/vinegar acidity. A bit of green apple tartness. Touch of grain, a bit of lemon. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, peachy with a heavy acidity lingering on the finish. Good peach wild, it's fairly clean with a lot of peach flavour and acidity. Not that far behind the hyped stonefruit AWAs from elsewhere in America.

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Photo of emerge077
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Saturated orange with a light haze, thin ring around the edges. Spotty lace.
Cheese rind funk and acidic peach juice aromas, brightens as it warms up.
Tart juicy peach, cheese rind, peach pit, woody tannic bitterness.
Puckering and sour, full of funk, oak, and and peachy goodness.
Really nice stuff, the best Oxbow i’ve tried so far.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma has stonefruit notes, ripe and juicy, also some farmhouse funk. Taste is tart, really acidic and acetic with apple vinegar flavor. Really acidic and sour, difficult to drink.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Translucent Hazy pale orange with no head. There was some head while pouring but it faded quickly. Very active with big single bubbles.

Smell: Tart funkiness, salinity, musty barn notes, fresh peaches, citrus rind, straw, slightly sulfuric, and white nectarine.

Taste: Tart mixed culture funk, Greek yogurt, and unripe peaches. This flashes quickly for an attack. Then a body of white nectarines, peaches, canned peaches in syrup, salinity, straw, cracker malt, and a touch of oak. There is a slight mineral note on the finish like slate.

Feel: Effervescent and clean on the palate. Medium tartness flashes on the palate but mellows out quickly. Light-medium body. Prickly carbonation. Medium acidity. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: A tasty wild ale. They really nailed the fresh peach notes in a clean crisp package. The tartness could be dialed in just a bit to allow a bit more of the delicate notes come forward. It’s not puckering but there seems to be a bit more to the beer that is lost in the tartness. However, Oxbow nailed the blend of fresh fruit to farmhouse funk and it drinks so clean. Enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Damian
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1pint .9fl.oz (500ml) bottle purchased at Oxbow Blending & Bottling, Portland, ME
Bottled: May 2017
Served in a tulip

The hazy, pale brassy yellow body was topped by a half-inch tall, bubbly, bright white crown that quickly dissolved. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was crisp and bright. Saison-like yeast notes came through strong. Somewhat grassy. Touch of funk and oaky barrel. Slightly fruity. Not sure I would pick out the peach specifically however. The musty peach and funky notes intensified as the beer warmed. Later, the mustiness took on an almost mildew-like quality.

The flavor was also crisp, tart and bright. Crackery malts appeared up front. The tartness came in next. Nice mix of lemon and underripe peach in the center. The beer turned more sour as the liquid moved along the palate. Loads of tart brettyness in the finish. Barrel notes and big, dry, oaky tannins came through as well.

Nice frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Crisp and sprightly on the palate. The liquid contained a fairly aggressive, spritzy effervescence that felt almost a bit Champagne-like. By the end of the session, the acids in the beer felt as if they were stripping the enamel from my teeth.

Momoko is a very solid release from Oxbow that started out much like a typical saison and finished more like a funky wild ale. My one gripe was that the peach character could have been more intense. Overall, a very solid beer but pricey at $18 a bottle.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Yellow, murky, hazy with 2 inch white head that recedes immediately. Medium carbonation.
Smell: Tart, peaches, musty, damp, and minerals.
Taste: Very tart, peaches, apricots, minerals, and funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium.
Overall: Such a great peach sour from Oxbow.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours very little head when poured while the beer itself is very nice to look at. It has a nice and orange hazy look to it, which both works for the style and indicative of the peaches it was blended with.

The smell and taste are pretty good with better smell. The smell has a good strong peach note to it while it has more subtly orange notes and very light oak note that smells pleasant easily gets overwhelmed by the peaches. The taste is pretty good with strong tart peach notes with a slight syrupy sweetness to it. The delicate wood is very light and gets overwhelmed by the peaches.

The feel is good. It's a medium bodied but has a good weight to it that you would normally feel from peach juice. The beer has a slightly acidic feel and a dry finish as well medium carbonation.

Overall, this is a very good beer and worth getting your hands on. The traditional Belgian notes may be slightly covered by the peaches but it's definitely delicious.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orange bodied beer with short-lived bone white head that settles down to a ring of head around the glass.

Smell: Lots of peaches and this beer smells of tartness.

Taste: Lots of tart peaches. Well water and minerals. Hint of oak. Fruit forward wild that is moderately acidic. Level of sourness is 6.5/10

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Dry finish. very nice.

Overall: I have always been a fan of Oxbow and thier barrel aged beers. Momoko is the definitely best that I have drank from Oxbow! This is a really fantastic peach wild /sour beer.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber tap pour with a deep haze and no visible carbonation. Vinous aroma with an apricot note. The flavor is pleasantly and significantly tart with peach and grape over an oak back. The finish is dry and the fruit flavors persist. This is special.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The peach doesn't dominate the aroma or flavor profile, but it is present enough that you know it is there and enjoy it. Much more tart than expected, this has to be qualified as a true sour, and one of the better ones I've had in a long time

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

amazing peach complexion to this one. as good as peach wild beer gets, up there with the very very best of them. it has wonderful effervescent carbonation, a wheaty fluffy round body, and a juicy ripe peach character thats akin to taking a bite of a perfectly ripe fuzzy juicy yellow peach, except the beer is not sweet in the least, seems well aged and bottle conditioned, but the fruit flavor remains at the forefront. bursting peaches all the way though, a bit of funky wild yeast and a slight tang that flatters the fruit rather than takes it over, and i think that is a very fine line. the hazy in the beer and its relative thickness is almost peach fleshy, pulpy, really fresh. still delicate though despite the complexity and peach intensity, wonderful dancing bubbles, seemingly driving the fruit deeper. mellow wood notes here, minimal acidity, drying farmy funk. of all the awesome peach wild beers out there, this stands out to me as the best or darn near it. the recent selections from oxbow that i have had have absolutely blown my mind!

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Photo of Sheppard
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden. Not much in the form of head. It dissipated quickly. Lots of peach aroma and the Oxbow house culture. Great peach character, nice and dry. Light tartness. It's very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of MacSon1982
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: strong carbonation lead to a very strong head that dissipated rather quickly. A touch of lacing left around the rim of the surface tension. Golden orange in color and opaque.

S: tart, touch of tannins, some light oak, and very subtle peach.

T: effervescent. Moderately sharp and minimal pucker. Strong wine characteristics and the peach isn't overpowering.

F: effervescent, medium to medium low feel.

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Photo of ErrandWolfe
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an absolutely perfect fruited saison. Opens with really fresh peach and fruity aromas. Wonderfully balances a light, effervescent tartness, subtle funk, and juicy peach flavors. Far and away the best beer I've had from Oxbow. I wish I could have this all the time. Seek this one out.

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Photo of Davl22
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most balanced and fresh tasting peach wild ales I've tried yet. Perfect acidity compliments and enhances peach flavor. I could drink this all the time.

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Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of bright funk, hay, nice peach skin and flesh. Light tartness, mostly aromatic peaches.

T - Taste is similar to the nose very nice bright funk, really light acidity, super fragrant peaches, fuzzy peach skin, nice juicy peach flesh. Very nice floral peaches.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, clean.

O - Overall this beer was rather tasty, very good peach notes. Excellent fragrant peaches, wish it was a little more sour.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

Light fizzy head, hazy golden peach color.

Nose big funk, nice peachy fruit, touch tangy, sour peach, farmhouse funk and little juicy jammy fruit, touch of toasted barrel, nice peach skin too.

Taste brings nice peach again, juicy fleshy peach and a little skin, a little tart sour funk, nice farmhouse notes, faint toasted oak, light juicy malt, faint saison spices. Finish little bitterness, more peach flesh and skin, tart dunno notes lingering.

Mouth is med bod, fleshy juicy, nice carb.

Overall very nice.

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