Loretta | Oxbow Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by andrewinski1:
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -10.3%

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4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Murky bright yellow body very small wispy white head.

S: Lots of lemon, hay, toasted wheat and grains

T: funky hay, lemon, slight sourness,

M: fairly effervescent light body almost no cling fairly well carbonated though.

O: it's not really anything to write home about. I wouldn't know this from a saison at all and tastes pretty much like most Oxbow beers.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benbazi
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +9%

Photo of zimm421
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. This was poured into a long stemmed taster. The appearance was a hazy bronzed burnt yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Semi-messy lacing. The aroma starts off with some sweet citrus, fresh cut grass, then some peppercorn turning into some lemon pulpy sweetness. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas and sweetly combined. Nice sweet to spicy aftertaste with finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with nice crisp semi-sweet feel to it. Carbonation runs light. Peppercorn hits just righ in a balanced harshness Overall, really nice saison that I would have again.

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Photo of bum732
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BergBeer
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Translucent blonde with a moderate white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Notes of wheat sweetness, light preserved lemon, mild straw, ripe pear with drizzled honey, and a pronounced bready yeast funk.

Taste: Lightly tart preserved lemon, water crackers, pronounced wheat body, ancient grains, lightly floral hops, earthy, and a mild Belgian funk finish.

Feel: Very clean and very bright on the palate. Light body. Mild funk. Mild tartness. Slight salinity. Soft carbonation. No alcohol present. Clean, crisp, and dry finish.

Overall: A beautiful light crisp ale. One again Oxbow proves it's talents at producing delicate ales that are full flavored. A perfect table beer. Once I could drink all summer long

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ivyman
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Loretta from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 154 ratings
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