Oxbow Brewing Company

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Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #6
Ranked #9,511
4.18 | pDev: 7.66%
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar, 2016 bottle

Copper color with good head retention, smoky, toasty, malty, tart, sour, oaky, caramel, woody notes, lemon acidity, red apple, some chocolate

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

described on the beer list where i had this as a smoked biere de garde, which i think may be a rather liberal use of the style name here, i didnt expect this to be sour, but its really quite acidic, a bit more bacterial and sharp than i am used to in oxbow stuff, but i really like the beer, especially on a chilly early winter afternoon. its very seasonal, light brown colored and frothy headed from the tap. aroma of light peat, smoldering extinguished campfire, and light chocolate malt, along with a bit of red wine vinegar and dark bread, quite heart for being obviously sour, and quite complex as well, the smoke doesnt crowd anything out at all. a little lighter on the grain side than i am used to in a biere de garde, but i like that with the funkiness, light cocoa character to it, great with the woody smoke, notes of fallen leaves here too, and a bran note or something, very dry though all the way through. past the sourness is a really cool wild funk i am familiar with from other oxbow beers, and there is a soft citrus element too, really quite a complex little beer here. maybe not as drinkable as a lot of theirs are, but really interesting and delicious beer for the colder weather. its neat to have some oxbow on tap in denver!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Farmhouse Tap. Hazy deep amber. Aroma is dark fruit acidity. Pushing vinegar, but not quite. Some bready malts and hints of smoke, but only because I know it's there. Tastes of dark fruit sourness and some smoke. Some caramel malt and oak. Medium heavy. It works but it's a little slow to drink.

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Photo of aquabears
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a beautiful beer. Copper, clear, slight head. Smells like wine grapes, sweet fruit, and slight, SLIGHT, smoke. Taste is complex - smoked grapes. Sweet and tangy. I wish I could do it justice with my description. Fizzy and light, wet finish. Leaves you salivating.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A red/orange color with little-to-no head.
Smoky/peaty aroma. Sweet fruit.
Green grape taste. Tart. The smoke/peat, which dominated the aroma, showed up more in the aftertaste.
Light, tart, and tangy.

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