Oxtoberfest | Oxbow Brewing Company

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87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A farmhouse festbier featuring a malt body that is both dry and creamy with hints of smoke.

Added by rudzud on 11-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
8.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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On tap at Salvage

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On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy rosé to amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is quite smoky, but doesn't have any flavors of iodine or Band-Aid that you might expect to accompany the smoke.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is more like a "lite" version of a Rauchbier than a saison. Nevertheless, it is easy to drink and might appeal to people who do not like the iodine and Band-Aid flavors normally associated with smoky beers.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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SMOKEY, wow!

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Half pint on tap at the brewery.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear brown/amber with a thin head.

Aroma: Little toffee, little fruit, kind of a wheat note.

Taste: Toffee and wheat are noticeable. Maybe raisins. A little sourness. I don't get a whole lot of smoke. Definitely funky yeastiness, though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Good depth for an autumn seasonal.

Overall: Fun change of pace. I'd have liked a bit more smoke, but a nice take on the style.

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Oxtoberfest from Oxbow Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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