Old Pal
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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4.27 | pDev: 2.58%
Jun 02, 2021
Oct 16, 2020
Old Pal is a blend of stainless-aged and rye whiskey barrel-aged mixed fermentation farmhouse ales brewed with rye, refermented with grape and lemon juice, and aged on lemon peel. Inspired by the cocktail of the same name, we first blend a base of Old 51 and Older 51 which are our farmhouse ales that are brewed with 51% rye malt. We then incorporate a portion of Magenta which contributes the grape and spice character similar to vermouth. The entire blend was then aged on lemon peel with a dose of lemon juice for added acidity before being naturally conditioned in kegs and bottles. Burnt orange in color with notes of lemon pith, fortified wine, subtle oak, and spice with bright acidity and dry finish.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by ab3642 from Vermont

4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on 7/2/20

Appearance- Orange like the color of apricot skin, 1 inch of head that fades after 30 seconds.

Aroma- hay, briney, must, tangerine

Flavor- Peach, lemon, citrus pith. I would consider this lightly sour. Possibly 4 out of a 10.

Mouthfeel- medium to full body. I suspect this might be coming from the rye. Light to medium carbonation.

Overall- This is a well put together farmhouse beer. Very enjoyable drinking experience.
Jun 02, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Davl22 from New Hampshire

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Blending and Bottling in Portland. Pours an almost clear deep amber with a finger of creamy off white head and nice lacing, smell is funky grassy apple cider, apple sauce, apple skins, hints of white grape must, rye spice, and light lemon zest, taste is warm golden cider, funky sour grape skin/white wine, caramelized lemon peel, finishes with some rye spice that lingers, feel is medium bodied, soft carbonation, decently acidic, finishes dry. A cider/wine forward cocktail treat, a great blend!
Oct 16, 2020
Old Pal from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3 ratings