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Saison Noel | Oxbow Brewing Company

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4.09/5
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63 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
‘Tis a wheat based saison-style Christmas Ale.

Added by redleaves on 01-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,096
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
63
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by dasenebler:
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3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Oxbow Saison Noel
12/31/12, draft

Not much head, dark ruby translucence. (3.5)

Aroma is slightly acetic, notes of cherry, ripe fruit, light smoke, a bit funky. (4.5)

Flavor is complex, good amount of malt, yet dry. Strange acidity, unrestrained yeast character, a bit soapy (Brett?). Tobacco, black cherry, date. Alcohol is warming, though not terribly detectable in flavor. A bit thin on the tongue, could use more carbonation too. (4, 3)

Complex, though not as malty as expected. Soapy yeast character is a bit strange. Not Oxbow's best offering, but still interesting and drinkable. (4)

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tap at theresas cafe Wayne pa into tulip. No head on a brown almost reddish color. Nice spicy saison aromas with a hint of woody funk?
Taste is dried fruit and maybe some woody leather. Spices are mellow and warming. Superb dry mouthfeel...and a perfect winter saison. I love when a beer surprises the hell out of you. ..this one did just that. Its so funky and real that its probably a brew I will hunt down always. I hate to even say it but its as close to a Fantome brew as I've ever encountered from a domestic...hell any, brewery ever. Really a fantastic brew. Not to be passed up.

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Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Did not care for the malt & yeast combination

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NateF90
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DC_Brah
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Pours a medium-dark brown with some crimson highlights. Short head and a collar throughout.

The nose has some like cherry and faint caramelized grain. Nose and flavor both have background spice and a nice dryness. A bit earthy, especially as it warms up.

Body is medium with relatively-soft carbonation, though appropriate for the beer. Light bitterness through the finish.

Overall, very well integrated and smoothly executed. I'd happily order another glass of this.

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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of ale207
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Saison Noel from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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