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Loretta | Oxbow Brewing Company

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18 Reviews
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BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
137
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
23.96%
 
 
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2
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9
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Reviews by andrewinski1:
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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip with a large fluffy head. Lots of sticky lacing. There is a slight bit of haze.

The aroma has a lot of pepper and a little dry wheat malt.

The taste is spicy as well. Light grassy hop blends well with the musty yeast filled finish.

This is light bodied and delicious. Another refreshing winner from Oxbow.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Duckfat. Served in a snifter. Pale golden body. Small white head. Smells grainy and wheaty. A touch of yeast. Strong wheat taste and yeast. Almost tastes like it will be tart. Slightly lemony flavor builds in the finish. Light body and super easy drinking. Nice light saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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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%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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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

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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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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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Loretta from Oxbow Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.
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