Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #5
Ranked #2,074
4.28 | pDev: 7.24%
Sep 11, 2022
Nov 03, 2015
Notes: Barrel aged farmhouse ale blended w/ freshly pressed peaches
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Rated: 4.19 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from Blending and Bottling in Portland, ME. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold with a flush of white head, decent lacing; smell is funky peach rings, under ripe peach flesh, peach skin, peach sorbet, wet soil, hints of lemon skin; taste is tart peach and apricot flesh, peach skin, tart peach jam, canned peaches, peach bubblegum, oak, hint of lemon flesh; feel is light and bright, medium acidity, mild carbonic bite, dr oak finish. Carbonated peach sauce.
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by nmann08 from Virginia

Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by zotzot from Vermont

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottled: May 2017

Pours hazy amber gold with a dissipating white foam head. Smells like fresh funky peaches, peach pie, cobbler spices, graham crackery malt, oak barrel, acetic wine, barnyardy farmhouse, hay, straw, horse stable, with earthy floral hops. Tastes almost like a sour peach jolly rancher, fresh peaches, some caramelized malt sweetness, lemon, apple, melon, peach pie, cobbler spice, oak barrel, mild graham cracker, touch of leather, acetic wine, barnyardy farmhouse, hay, straw, horse stable, hints of banana, bubblegum, with floral earthy hops. Feels medium lighter bodied, creamy smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice blend of freshly-pressed peaches and mature barrel-aged farmhouse ales.
Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Massbmx from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
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.
Jun 09, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
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
May 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by swanfungus from California

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by MazzyBeer from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
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.
May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
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.
May 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
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.
May 23, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 16, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Keith_R from Georgia

Apr 11, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Mar 28, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois

Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by thatche2 from Georgia

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by REVZEB from Illinois

Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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.
Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 4.96 by kkdowning from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 4.77 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
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.
Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by JonnyJuicebox from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 2.96 by rab53 from Washington

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
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.
Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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.
Sep 24, 2017
Momoko from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 91 ratings