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 #45
ABV:
4%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,115
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.82%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
124
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 14, 2023
Added:
Mar 26, 2012
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
Space Cowboy is a farmhouse amber ale brewed with oats and European hops. A crushable country ale brewed for our hardworking locals.
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Ratings by hockeypuck:
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Rated by hockeypuck from Maine

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 11, 2020
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.18 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Apr 14, 2023
 
Rated: 2.99 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.79 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jan 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by eagads_thesipper from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
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 -1.3%
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
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -12.4%
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