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
Ranking:
#3,003
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
483
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 483 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of redsoxjim
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.94/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peensteen
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of brother_rebus
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold color and cloudy. Small head and no lace.

Sour, low wheat presence. I get a bit "blonde" malt nose as well.

Thin bodied with plenty of carbonation. No banana or wheat flavors but there's plenty of peppery hop bite to the taste. Long lingering bitter aftertaste. Think IPA blended with a weak sour. I failed to mention the Saison flavors that are omnipresent on the tongue.

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Photo of Josbor11
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PHBoiler
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lots of banana on the nose and in the taste. Comes across like a hefeweizen. No dryness. Fairly generic Belgian yeast profile with no hops on the nose or the taste.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmoriarty
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Farmhouse Pale Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 483 ratings
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