Space Cowboy Country Ale | Oxbow Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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110 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crushable country ale brewed for our hardworking locals.

Added by Thorpe429 on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,790
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
110
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rfreund1
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryanthebear
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
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).

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Photo of frekky
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
2.32/5  rDev -38.6%
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.

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Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WanderFlora
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rjp217
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.81/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stum-pub
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edplante
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Space Cowboy Country Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 110 ratings