Punch Brook
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #22
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,416
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 5%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
13
From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Punch Brook is an unfiltered farmhouse lager that was inoculated with Oxbow’s house cultures and aged on raspberries. This bright and joyous beer was created to celebrate the marriage of Tim Adams and Birch Hincks.
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ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Whole Foods on the UWS, NYC. Pours a light amber/cherry head with a light pink red, smell is very vegetal/grassy/moss, macerated sour raspberries, wet/rotting wood, and buttery funk bordering on a soft cheese rind/horse blanket, taste is super sour underripe raspberry/blackberry and sharp cranberry bitterness up front leading into a grassy barnyard funk, finishing with a mild raspberry hard candy warmth, this beer is light and bright. A real funky sour wollop!

Apr 20, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Seen this listed as a both a saison and a lager, so a saison lager it is! Oxbow does love crossing over styles. Cherry red with no head. Big raspberry aromas, funk, flowers and wild yeast. Taste starts like a farmhosue with yeast, raspberry, funk, and flowers up front, very delicate and lively, but then the lager malts and earthiness come to bring it down to earth a bit, yet still somewhat tart and acidic. Feel is light, funky, wild, springy, and crisp.

Oct 30, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Labor Day weekend notes:
Light pink head over blood pink body with minimal lacing.
Nose of raspberry, lime, with a bit of minerality as well.
Taste mirrors nose with a beautiful finish.
Very nice feel and overall a real nice fruited sour lager from Oxbow.
Cheers!

Sep 20, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a nice hazy pinkish red color with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice big funk, farmhouse lambic funk, little raspberry juice

T - Taste is big tart jammy raspberries, nice lambic funk little cheesy farmhouse funk. There is a lingering raspberry tart sour finish.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, lighter bod, crisp.

O - Overall not bad, nice lambic farmhouse funky beer with decent raspberry notes. Could be a bit brighter though.

Serving Type: on tap

Aug 11, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at bottling barreling room
Decent fizzy head, nice retention and lacing, hazy pinkish red color

Nose big funk, farmhouse lambic funk and souring bacteria, mild raspberry juice

Taste tart jammy raspberries, nice lambic funk little cheesy farmhouse funk, mild souring bacteria, raspberry seltzer with mild sweetness but dry tart sour finish, lingering raspberry

Mouth is med to lighter bod, fizzy carb

Overall not bad, nice lambic farmhouse funky beer with decent raspberry although that could have been a bit more raspberry

Aug 11, 2018
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful magenta. Some raspberry aroma on the nose, also you can smell the lactic acid. The raspberries are quite prominent, but not to the point of jamminess. There's a bit of herbal, chamomile/heather fruit skin in there with a touch of what can be described as tasting like how rubber cement smells. That flavor fades a bit as the beer warms. I want to like this more, but that character detracts from the whole for me.

Apr 15, 2018
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JonnyJuicebox from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Gorgeous...glowing pink with tons of bubbles. Looks like strawberry soda.

S: Grass, manure, tartness

T: Raspberry soda. Bright, tart, sweet, loads of funk. Finishes with a nice breadiness.


O: Lovely. Very unique at least for me. The last time I had an aged lager was when I found a Budweiser under my dorm room bed. It wasn't this good.

Oct 31, 2017
Punch Brook from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 13 ratings