Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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3.99 | pDev: 0.25%
Sep 18, 2022
Oct 17, 2020
Polyfloral is a mixed-fermentation biére de miel brewed with Maine wildflower honey and aged on cherries, raspberries, strawberries, rose hips, and hibiscus.

We've long been proponents of the biére de miel style, having produced fresh, barrel-aged, and spontaneously-fermented farmhouse ales that incorporate honey from a variety of sources. These sources can be divided into either "monofloral," meaning from a single source of nectar such as clover or wild blueberry, or "polyfloral," where honey bees harvest nectar and pollen from a variety of sources, also deemed as "wildflower."

For this beer we brew a base biére de miel with wildflower honey added in the kettle which is fermented and aged in French red wine barrels for 12 months. After aging, we blended in some of our fruited farmhouse ales and further aged the blend on rose hips and hibiscus to accentuate the robust "floral" character of this beer, all before being conditioned with wildflower honey in kegs and bottles. Golden-pink in color with notes of ripe berries, orange blossom, toasted oak, and rosé wine with a full acidity and dry finish.
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9oz bottled 7-23-20. Opened 9-17-22.
1 finger white head retains as a solid cap. Honey gold bright body. Thin, wispy lacing. Floral nose full of honey, fruit, and a powdery yeast...slightly vinous, maybe the barrel presenting(?). Lemon, tart cherry, and a touch of funk.
Light body with medium plus carbonation, a punch of acidity and a tart, dry finish. Very Good.
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
07/23/20 bottle from Blending and Bottling in Portland. Pours a light amber with a finger of fluffy white head and nice lacing, smell is wine forward with red wine tannins, dark sour raspberry/mixed berry preserve, and oak, hints of funky bitter grass and lemon, more floral/rose and honey character comes out as it warms, taste is tart, tannic musty white wine, sharp tart raspberries, hints of underripe strawberry, and rose, the berries and rose character as more apparent as it warms, feel is light to medium bodied with tart almost spicy carbonation, finishes dry, fairly acidic. A complex layered wine and fruit forward acidic and tart treat.
Oct 17, 2020
Polyfloral from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2 ratings