Arboreal | Oxbow Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 60 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by woosterbill on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,916
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
60
Liked:
51
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
9.27%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
11
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 7
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep copper body. Small white head that doesn't last. Ends up kinda pond-watery.

Smell - Musty and vinous. Bourbon. Slight hint of acetic acid. Very woody.

Taste - Much sharper sourness, but not all that sour. Vinegar and some red wine. Lots of oak. Bourbon. The flavor drops off rapidly, though.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium light. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not very complex, but drinks ok.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku pint. Label says JAN, 2016.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Great combo of lactic acid and funk with nice oaky undertones.

T- Very lemony and bright with moderate sourness and a decent barrel presence. Leans toward the dryer side and there's a decent amount of funk but there's a bit of a plastic-y flavor that's not jiving with me. Slight bourbon flavor that comes through more as it warms and pretty easy to drink considering the higher ABV. Even bigger tangy tartness once the sediment is introduced.

M- Moderate amount of pucker with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Not as impressive as Synthesis which had a more cohesive flavor profile. This one is decently balanced but the flavors aren't as focused. Also the bourbon barrel doesn't seem to lend much extra character than a fresh oak barrel would.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty sour and very delicious. Not sure it was worth what I paid for it but still very good. :)

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery.
Pours a clear deep golden color with a good sized bone white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of earthen tart citrus with a somewhat rustic light funky smell. Light cereal graininess and just a hint of cherry vanilla round out the nose. If there is oak or bourbon in the nose its faint. The flavor holds a hint of cereal grain with a touch of bready malt. Lemons and tart cherries pucker a bit before some earth and light sweet bourbon flavor finish us off. Moderate pucker with a light funky earthy rustic tone to it. Very nice American wild.

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Arboreal from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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