Space Cowboy Country Ale | Oxbow Brewing Company

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86
very good
105 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by GonzoHomebrewer:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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).

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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

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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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Space Cowboy Country Ale from Oxbow Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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