Saison Noel
Oxbow Brewing Company

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From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #329
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,545
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
59
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 12, 2022
Added:
Jan 06, 2012
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: ‘Tis a wheat based saison-style Christmas Ale.
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Rated: 4.29 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap. Brown opaque body with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit skins, dark grains, christmas spices, funk, and roasted malt nose. Taste is rugged with the spices and roasted malts and grains, light funk elevates a touch, some booze hits out as it warms, not the most cohesive sip. Feel is more messy: booze leaks, spices, roast and funk shape the body but not together rather at war on the feel of the beer. Meh
Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by caffeinelogic from New York

Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taster at the brewery.

Appearance: Very dark mahogany. Not a lot of lace at all.

Aroma: Funk, booze.

Taste: Whoa there. They aren’t kidding about 9 percent. Big booze punch in the face. Also dark malts, dark grains, roastiness, funk, sourness.

Mouthfeel: Tough on the palate because of booze burn. Tasty but very aggressive.

Overall: This is a challenging beer. It’s nice, but it’s best for the end of the day. The booze hits like a sledgehammer and the flavors are very big. Good stuff, but not entry level saison material.
Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by BitterOldSalt from Maine

3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Just a hint of funk elevates this dark wheat saison to something special. Despite its thin body and high ABV, this one manages to be flavorful instead of boozy.
Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2017
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Reviewed by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
13oz pour on tap at ginger man.
A: pours a deep burgundy with a modest mocha colored head.
S: raisin and caramel, but also saison pepper
T: I keep picking up different notes as I sip. Biscuit, toffee, pepper, grape.
M: medium body with a short dry finish.
O: Really impressed. This beer makes me want to try more from oxbow. You could've fooled me if you had given me a blindfold and told me this was an allagash beer.
Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by frekky from Massachusetts

Dec 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Bluecrow from New York

Apr 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by ChrisMyhre from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by apasternak from District of Columbia

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by NateF90 from Connecticut

Jan 17, 2015
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Rated by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Did not care for the malt & yeast combination
Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by ale207 from Maine

Jan 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by Andrew041180 from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.24 by Crumpetsnbeer from Maine

Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by ferillo from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by WesFoxlove from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by ILiveOffHops from New Hampshire

Jul 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Jul 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by cufarley from Maine

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Mullen2525 from Massachusetts

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by tinterlande from Maine

Apr 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by DC_Brah from District of Columbia

Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by gillagorilla from Maryland

Mar 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by polopaul20 from Maryland

Mar 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Dicers from California

Mar 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by HRamz3 from Pitcairn

Feb 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 17, 2014
Saison Noel from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 70 ratings