Loretta | Oxbow Brewing Company

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86
very good
142 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our grisette, a rustic blonde ale brewed with spelt grown at a draft horse farm in Pittston, Maine.

Added by andrewinski1 on 08-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
142
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer, which is closer to a sour than a classic saison, pours a clear pale yellow, so pale it's more of an unusually colored greenish grey.

Loretta has a good amount of sour, cheesy, lemony funk that makes it seem that a good amount of brett has taken ahold here, even though there is no marketing material stating as such.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard saison style ale. Nothing crazy about it, no funky flavors and not overly grainy or doughy, as standard with the style.
However the beer is well balanced. Some farmhouse flavors, notes of hay and touches of raw grain. Very drinkable, with a dry/crisp finish. Definately a great summer beer.

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Photo of zimm421
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Ebenezer's Pub.

Pours a clear, golden straw color with a 2 finger white head. Nice retention and lacing.

Lots of spicy wheat on the nose with some lemony tartness on the back end.

The flavor has a lot of peppery yeast, as well as some citrus. Slightly tart, with a grassy, earthy flavor on the back end.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Very crisp, dry, and refreshing.

Overall, a very good, easy drinking saison. Will be an excellent beer for a hot day.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacQ32
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Mission Dolores (Brooklyn,NY)

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Loretta from Oxbow Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 142 ratings.
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