Farmhouse Pale Ale | Oxbow Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
oxbowbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
American hops meet saison yeast in this dry, signature ale.

Added by sk8man121 on 08-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
471
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
67
For Trade:
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Ratings: 471 |  Reviews: 62
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Translucent hazy gold with a healthy white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Fresh. Notes of earthy and floral hops. Straw, Belgian sugar, lemon grass, green banana, white pepper, Belgian yeast funk, and lemon zest.

Taste: Floral hops and lemon zest on the attack. This is quickly followed by white pepper, Belgian sugar sweetness, bruised pear, more floral hops, light citrus hops, straw, green apple skin, and Belgian yeast funk.

Feel: Light to medium body. Prickly on the tongue to a smooth body and a bone dry finish. Mild bitterness. Light salinity. Soft carbonation. No alcohol present.

Overall: Fantastic. It's so light and refreshing. It develops layers and layers of flavor. It's so delicate while being so flavorful. I'm seriously blown away. World class stuff.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Buck’s Naked BBQ (Freeport, ME): hazy golden body with a half finger white foamy head immediately dies and leaves no lacing, aroma is spicy sweet with some pepper, coriander, and slight earthy yeastiness up front, slight malts in the background, taste is spicy sweet through previously mentioned flavors, palate is sharp most likely through the peppery/coriander but the carbonation is moderate, fairy sessionable, overall, is this a combination of an American Pale Ale and a saison, if so, I absolutely love it and never thought any brewery in this entire world could pull that off?

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Photo of Eziel
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spoild
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ State of Beer

Foggy yellow-orange color with a thin white head and stringy lacing. Flowery, grassy aromas mixed with spicy Belgian yeast esters and a little soap. Flavors of grassy hops, peppery herbs, mellow yeast, and a little grain. Medium-light, soft, and creamy. Pretty good, authentic execution.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peensteen
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This saison pours an opaque light orange color with a medium foamy white head. From the smell it is very apparent that it is a farmhouse style ale, it has spicy yeast elements, some light florals, and light citrus character. The taste has a characteristic slightly spicy farmhouse yeast flavor, lemon, orange, some light grassy notes, and some distinct floral character that takes over in the aftertaste. The flavors are pretty complex, but very complimentary to each other. The finish is semi-dry and the body is between light and medium. This is a great farmhouse ale, one of the better ones that I’ve ever tried in fact, and saisons are one of my favorite light beer styles. This brewery has a nice lineup of farmhouse ales in general actually. This obviously evokes feelings of spring or early summer, but I could definitely drink these all year.

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 471 ratings.
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