Freestyle Series #7 | Oxbow Brewing Company

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a strong Belgian-inspired stout with a malt bill composer of Belgian pilsner, Midnight Wheat, Canadian white wheat, aromatic, and caramunich malts. Continental hops and our house saison yeast round out FS#7.

Added by DefenCorps on 08-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
20.98%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of benbazi
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of BeerCosmonaut
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Dupont Paradiso last night. This is a Belgian style stout brewed with MASH: Belgian Pilsner, Midnighte Wheat, Canadian White Wheat, Aromatic, Caramunich. Continental Hops and Saison Yeast. Flavors are Dry, Chocolate, and Rich Nobel Hops.

A moderately hazy (thanks, wheat) very dark brown with brown highlights. A dense brown head with good retention is present, leaving nice lacing. The nose is really complex and straddles the line between good and messy while always being compelling. Moderately roasty, with coffee and chocolate, this is also quite fruity with banana. The saison yeast is noticeable on the nose, and I'm not sure it quite works with the base. This is quite rich. On the palate, it really is an amalgamation of coffee grounds, chocolate, moderate hoppiness, some fruit and some spice. Light in body, moderately carbonated and with a complex, slightly messy finish, this beer is quite interesting.

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Freestyle Series #7 from Oxbow Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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