Momoko | Oxbow Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
oxbowbeer.com

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

Added by ThatsThatDude on 11-03-2015

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#1,389
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
74
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MazzyBeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +1.4%
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 -12%
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 Chuckdiesel24
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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 kkdowning
4.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
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 JonnyJuicebox
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
2.96/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Shaun_S
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Momoko from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 74 ratings