Farmhouse Pale Ale
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #332
Ranked #7,976
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Aug 07, 2022
Aug 18, 2011
Farmhouse Pale AleFarmhouse Pale Ale
Notes: American hops meet saison yeast in this dry, signature ale.
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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 +4.7%
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 -1.5%
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
Rated: 4.3 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From Beer Drop. Canned November 16th 2021.

Pours a hazy to cloudy orange yellow with a massive head of foam.

Smells hoppy, has aromas of cloves, wheat, coriander.

Taste is hoppy, cloves, wheat, coriander,more cloves. Very nice.

Good mouthfeel, very good Saison.
Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 4 by RBorsato from Virginia

Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by DeFender from Maine

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 17, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It poured a honey color but had the impression of something you drink when you have a cold (think Theraflu) - not an attractive beer.
The aroma was faint to my nose, I think it has more to do with my nose than the actual aroma.
The taste was good, nice lemon tart and a bit of funky all blended in with the base malts. If hops are present in the flavor, I lumped them in with the tart or funk.
The feel was good, easy to drink and livelier than expected from the appearance.
Good beer
Sep 04, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by caffeinelogic from New York

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy, completely opaque matte, dirty yellow color. Thin fizzy white head appears and disappears upon each pour. Aroma has notes of banana and clove, rustic wheat with a light citrusy funk to it. In some ways it’s reminiscent of a Hefeweizen with those banana and clove notes. But then the “farmhouse” comes through with this light citrus funkiness. Not much in the way of hop notes coming through on the nose.

The taste leans much more heavily into the farmhouse notes - lemon funk, tangy rustic yeast, rustic bread, light citrus hoppy notes and some banana. It’s complex but approachable. Feel is medium to fuller bodied. Bright carbonation brightens the beer. Sort of drier in particular in the finish.

Overall a lovely farmhouse ale, expertly crafted by Oxbow.
Aug 16, 2021
Rated: 3.97 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the Thistle Inn poured into a nonic

Golden clear liquid

Faint yeasty funky aroma

Taste is gentle yeasty funk

Gentle sudsiness

Good beer
Aug 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On draught at Maison Pickle, NYC.

Pours a golden pale straw color with visible carbonation. A modest head quickly dissipates and leaves a thin ring of lacing.

The nose opens with notes of bready malts, cracker and a touch of sourdough. The spices yield aromas of floral and grassy hops and fruity/citrusy notes of lemon, pear and peach.

The malt base provides a subtle sweetness, is cracker like, slightly doughy, bready and with notes of honey. Lightly tart notes of sourdough and lemon. Nice combination of fruity and spicy, as there are flavors of grass, peppercorn, peach pear, apples and floral hops. A solid bitterness adds a nice balance amidst a dry palate as well as rustic and earthy flavors.

Medium to light bodied with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is crisp with a refreshingly dry palate. The carbonation is lively.

This represented pretty much everything I like in a Saison. It is really refreshing and tasty to boot. I would have again.
Jun 22, 2021
Rated: 2.25 by wildman69 from New York

May 23, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Cashbail from New Hampshire

May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by wekoontz from Maine

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ouncer, 'Canned on 1/21/21" stamped on the bottom.

Hazed up pour, under a lasting light oatmeal cap and then leaving all sorts of sheeting and lace.

Earthy nose with pepper, twigs, coriander, soap/cilantro...complex and intriguing.

Tasty offering, about medium thickness mouthfeel wise. On the palate, its again earthy, phenolic resins with coriander, ginger and pepper coming to mind....enjoyable take on a well loved but under produced style...worth tracking down and enjoying.
Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smb71481 from Vermont

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by moltch from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by JRed from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
White capped bubbly golden body. Aroma of lemon skin, pear, light horse blanket, pine. Tastes of lemon skin, pear, light horse blanket, pine, citrus, mild hop bitterness. Light bodied with active carbonation.
Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by SaisonMaker from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the few local saisons still on the market. After Mystic throwing in the towel and Allagash no longer making Saison and not shipping 16 counties to MA that pretty much leaves Farmhouse Pale Ale as my local Saison. This is a great beer and I might not miss the others so much if as long as this remains available. It has a great spice character. I can't tell if it's from the yeast, the hops or what but it's very good. Just an excellent beer. This is one of my favorites. I really hope it continues to be available. I can't wait for the hop craze to settle down a bit and for more breweries to produce these types of beers. I've started making my own because they are so hard to find. FPA is what I drink on the weekends to really enjoy life.
Nov 11, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by bret27 from California

Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by lic217 from Connecticut

Sep 09, 2020
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had it at the Beer Trappe
Sep 05, 2020
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Rated by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Belgian yeast nose, hint of hop. Biscuit on the palate with a dry finish.
Aug 04, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy yellow with four fingers of white extremely rocky head.

It smells of Belgian phenyls and coriander as well as hints of tropical fruit.

The taste is of fennel’s, coriander, lemon rind. It’s pretty spicy and represents the style well.

Medium body with moderate carbonation followed by a Tanic finish. I got this in the south somewhere on the East Coast and got it To California where I’m drinking it July 30th, 2020.
Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: lemon and coriander with a hint of clove;

T: clove with a hint of lemon; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: didn't get any American hop character;
Jul 25, 2020
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