Farmhouse Pale Ale
Oxbow Brewing Company

Farmhouse Pale AleFarmhouse Pale Ale
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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #344
Ranked #8,522
4.05 | pDev: 8.89%
Sep 29, 2023
Aug 18, 2011
American hops meet saison yeast in this dry, signature ale.
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance -The beer pours a hazed straw amber color with a one finger height puffy head of white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, fading slowly over time and leaving tons of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strong of a spicy white pepper and coriander smell mixed with some cracker malt and a whole lot of yeast. At the same time there is a touch of citrus, with some lemon and grapefruit as well as some lemongrass, funk, and hay. Some light sour apple and a bit of earth and herb are there as well, producing a rather heavily spiced and rather inviting smell overall.
Taste – The taste starts with a crisp cracker malt flavor paired with lots of lots of coriander and pepper as well as some notes of light sweetness, being mainly of pear and orange. THE sweetness is very light, and gets only lighter as the taste advances, all while the crispness increases. Right from the start there is also a decent showing of yeast and herbal hop, with both getting more intense over the flavor transition. Other flavors of hay and grass, as well as a decent funk develop, and with a touch of lemon, one is left with a crisp and somewhat funky farmhoused taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather light and thin with a high carbonation level. For the style the feel is great and it makes for a nice crisp sipper.
Overall – Rather well done for a farmhouse ale. Crisp, funky, moderately spiced and overall rather clean tasting.
Sep 29, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain, little bit of banana. Tastes of sweet wheat and some fruit. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Jul 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I got a can of this beer from my bestie from Charlotte, NC whom got it from a beer of the month club mixed pack. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had subtle berry hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bright semi sweet malt base with grain and bitter citrus presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jun 29, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on draft 6/20/23 @ the Beer Temple.

Mostly see-through orange appearance.

Nice white head; frothy lace remained.

Lemon peel, soft wheat & faint banana notes in the nose.

Mild banana & clove flavors up front; hints of lemon & cream on the finish.

A nice, soft treat.
Jun 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Caoimhin from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I would call this more of a saison than a pale ale. It tastes like an outstanding saison - light and dry mouth feel, crisp, a little sour with wild yeast taste and characteristics like super carbonation and cloudiness. It's very refreshing after work in the heat outdoors. The outstanding rating is accurate - and it comes close to being world class.
May 16, 2023
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Rated by imveryshort112

1.06/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
wtf is this its so disgusting ewww ew ew ew ew it taste like sour fart ewwwwwwwwww
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by drews240 from Rhode Island

Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.65 by Cardoc from Florida

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Gmann from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a short tight bubbled head. Small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nice tart and funky. Dry lemon and metallic notes blend with some horse blanket. Noticeable clove. Bright and inviting.

The taste is light and tart. Minimal malt presence with plenty of lemony tartness. A bit of farmhouse funk. More of an American wild ale than saison but whatever.

The feel is light, crisp and clean. Tingly carbonation with a hardy tart finish.

Nice refreshing farmhouse ale.
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by mamaraza from Texas

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pale cloudy with a nice head

Nose is a beautiful balance of pale malt mild Belgian yeast and lightly spicy hops. Some wheat twang and notes of coriander.

Taste is just what you'd expect. Lightly sweet malt. Cereal graininess, with a clean, dry, hoppiness in the finish.

Feel is perfect. Medium light body. Nicely effervescent carbonation. Crisp and thirst quenching.

A top notch saison. Had it on tap after s long walk on a hot day.

A great saison. Had it on a hot
Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by 10Crumra from Texas

Jun 16, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by Cdips from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: clear golden yellow with a tall long lasting tight white head.
S: farmhouse and American hops
T: effervescent, farmhouse/barnyard, bitter, clean finish
M: medium bodied and effervescent
O: saison meets American pale ale.
Mar 22, 2022
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