Black & Blau
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Notes: Mixed fermentation Farmhouse Ale aged on blueberries and refermented with blackberry juice. Collab with Novare Res Bier Cafe.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours hazy and the color of blueberry juice with a small, ecru head; spots of lacing

Smell: A blend of blackberry tartness with the more subtle blueberry sweetness; the yeast also creates a dynamic

Taste: Tart blackberry with some sweet blueberry flavors forward with yeast phenols building through the middle; fruity flavors dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Enjoyable, even in the pouring rain of the State of Origin festival

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Photo of avalon07
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a purple-black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was an inch of creamy, off white, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of berries, Belgian yeast, stone fruit, and some dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of stone fruit (cherries, in particular), light dark fruit notes (plums), a good amount of Belgian-style yeast (present throughout), a good shot of berries (blackberries, blueberries), and a slightly medicinal quality. A tart and slightly uneven flavor. The medicinal / herbal quality sometimes interferes with the rest of the elements. Still, not a bad taste.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has a few hiccups, but it's pretty solid. Worth a try.

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Black & Blau from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 5 ratings