Cuvee Thiriez
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
7%
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3.96 | pDev: 3.79%
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Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As per label:
"500 ml. bottle.
Date stamp: 11 14 18
production time 18 months
keep cool and dark | enjoy within five years"

OK then...

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a fleeting 1/2 inch white head over a very slightly hazy golden body with scant lacing. Nose of slight funk, citrus, hay, and oak. Taste is a bit more complex with vanilla, white grapefruit, and a finish of white wine. Feel is just good (hoped for more.) Overall, another fine offering from Oxbow, but was definitely expecting more from this collaboration. Cheers!!!

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an expensive little blend of wood aged farmhouse ales done with the famed thiriez, almost 20 bucks a bottle, but how could i pass this up?! because of the price and the other minds involved with this one, i think i had somewhat higher hopes for it, not to be critical, its an excellent and quite woody mixed fermentation beer all told, but i dont get the difference i thought i would, like some of the thiriez yeast or something, but if those beers and yeasts are blended in here, they are minimal compared to the more familiar oxbow culture of funk and tang. this didnt hold its head super well, but glows a nice rich brassy golden color in the glass, no real sediment in it until the dregs. aroma and flavor show some bitter hops, well developed brett, white wine tannins and oak, along with nuances of lime and orange peel, toffee, dry cereal, red and green apple, and even vanilla and honey, its delicious and its a bit puckery, but its not as clever on the yeast side of things as i thought i was paying for it to be, name aside. a little less carbonation than i want and a little more acid than allows it to be real drinkable, very mature though, and the wood profile is excellent. there is some hop bitterness here too, which i guess could be a thiriez thing. great beer overall, but for me, im not sure this would stand out of a crowd of similarly excellent examples of the style, which is not what i have come to expect from oxbow. maybe some cellar time will allow this to evolve into something a little more unique or memorable, i hope to find out.

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Cuvee Thiriez from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3 ratings