Space Cowboy Country Ale
Oxbow Brewing Company

Space Cowboy Country AleSpace Cowboy Country Ale
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From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Bière de Garde
Ranked #43
ABV:
4%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,808
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.79%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
102
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 16, 2022
Added:
Mar 26, 2012
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  10
SCORE
86
Very Good
Space Cowboy Country AleSpace Cowboy Country Ale
Notes: A crushable country ale brewed for our hardworking locals.
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Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by eagads_thesipper from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Crushable is the right adjective. This works in any season – great with good, great just as a knockback can for a session. Funky, farmhousey, a little malty… Not too hoppy.
Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
I'm thinking that this is a different recipe than when first introduced 10 years ago. Many of those reviews and ratings seem harsh on what to me today is a flavorful Biere. Glad I bought two from Beer Drop.

I will agree that Space Cowboy doesn't Look like much, dishwater brown and foam that doesn't last. Smells are slightly above average: subtle, dark fruits and some spices, but not much stands out. This seems intentional; given Oxbow knows they don't have to be extreme to be liked. Tastes meld well and stimulate my buds with fruit and spice.... except the tartness becomes a metallic finish (noted in early reviews, so not everything gets improved.) Light to medium-mouthed. Big Overall Hugs for Oxbow. But... Let's see if Space Cowboy gets a long with dinner tonight.

7/7/22 Had the second can with lunch today and it was suitable mid-day treat. A tart, possibly Brett-like, rendition of the Biere... but still suitable at the table.
Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.72 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by hockeypuck from Maine

Dec 11, 2020
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at Circuit Social

Look: Burnt amber with a thick eggshell head

Smell: Whole wheat bread, cloves, and honey

Taste: Much like the nose. Whole wheat bread with spicy lager yeast and honey.

Feel: Quenching and aqueous. Big flavor but clean. Light carbonation. No alcohol.

Overall: A clean easy drinking delicious beer. Another great beer from Oxbow.
Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dakin from Utah

Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by RichD from Rhode Island

Oct 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Hazy amber. Smells of bready malts and floral yeastiness. Some butter. Tastes a little acidic up front. Earthy, spicy, a little bit of an oily texture. Bready malts take over but dry out and leave a spicy earthy finish. Butter becomes more prevalent as it warms. Medium light and well carbonated. Strange and not what I expected, but it keeps me interested. Also, the seeming diacetyl flavor doesn't bother me much.
Jun 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by Rfreund1 from Maine

Nov 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by Phineasco from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.32 by edthehead from New York

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Budlum from Maryland

May 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Ryanthebear from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours copper color with a thin white head. The aroma is dank and Dijon mustard. Pretty wild, but i get a lot of Dijon. I asked the bartender to see if I was hallucinating. He said it smelled like Dijon to him too. Medium body and carbonation. Tastes mildly sour with some bread and caramel. Overall pretty good. Definitely unique and worth a try at least once.
Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pint on draft at 33 Elmwood in Westbrook, Maine.

Appearance: A clear copper with a one-finger eggshell head that sticks around a bit.

Aroma: Minerally. Some bread, grains. Fresh but with a slight yeast kick.

Taste: Really tasty medium depth ale. That mineral note from the nose is right there. Brown bread, crackers, maybe faint caramel. Dark cereal grains. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Some reviews have called it chewy and I tend to agree. Has a body to it but is very drinkable.

Overall: Very good offering from a great brewery. Makes me want to have more of this style, which I find to be underrepresented in America. Great pairing for expensive appetizers (roasted Brussels sprouts, some kind of broccoli thing, falafels).
Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by frekky from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 04, 2016
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

2.32/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
Pours a clear amber color with a pure white head. Not getting any retention or lacing. Head was gone in seconds.

The aroma is pure copper. It's almost like an old, wet penny smell. I get some cereal grains on the back end. It's like Wheaties with pennies in the bowl. Not pleasant.

The taste has a faintly tart flavor on the front, with a slightly metallic taste in the middle. Back end is back to tartness with a bit of grain.

The feel is medium-light bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and dry. Lingering bitterness on the back end.

Overall a pretty poor beer. It looks like tea, smells like pennies and tastes like sour metal. Perhaps I had an off batch but this is definitely not a beer I'd try again.
Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by WanderFlora from North Carolina

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 2.81 by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

Jan 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stum-pub from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by shirtless_mike from Indiana

Jul 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by edplante from Massachusetts

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaemeno3 from New Jersey

May 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by petermethot from New Jersey

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.07 by Crumpetsnbeer from Maine

May 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

May 04, 2015
Space Cowboy Country Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
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