Space Cowboy Country Ale | Oxbow Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

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
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
96
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
30.75%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the Thirsty Pig in Portland. Served in a snifter, the beer is a hazy, orange-brown coloring with a frothy, foamy white head. Nose of floral highlights, with a tangy sweet caramel backbone. Flavors of floral and spice all over the palate, light and slightly sour. Biscuit and clove, jasmine and oregano, all very balanced. Very herbal throughout. Light and crisp bodied while you drink, with a tangy sweet and spicy aftertaste. Clean, fruity, farmhouse finish. Very clean and very tasty.

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Photo of mclaughlindw4
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at frontier cinema. Very murky looking with small but lasting head. The aroma is faint citrus. Flavor is more of the same. Slight funk is present, and slighlty bready. I've had a few oxbows so far and think this is my favorite so far. Very drinkable and a bit unique. Can't think of anything to compare it too.

I like the low alcohol. I feel like this might be closer to what the style was actually like way back when so I give them points for that. The murky look kind of adds to the effect. To bad its $6 a pint or I would have several.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rjp217
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
2.32/5  rDev -40.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$6 at Novare Res

Opaque muddy pond water tan color with a thin white head. Head collars and it looks like I have a still glass of pond water in front of me.

Smells like hay and sunburn. Nice.

Hay and toasted malt under a fairly sharp bitter. Oaty. Dry finish with lingering hop bitterness. At 4% the malt lacks depth but the oats make up for it a bit with some nice chewiness.

I just came from the Pineland Farms trail running festival and a beer that smells like hay and sunburn fits my mood perfectly. My first Oxbow: so far so good.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Space Cowboy Country Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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