Freestyle Series #14 | Oxbow Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ToasterChef on 05-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. This was on tap at Vignola’s, Portland ME. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fairly nice looking golden bronzed yellow color with a decent half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. There’s a decent light lacing that slides into the beer. The smell has some light pear and apple with a fairly decent floral hoppiness that ends up adding a slight touch of spice and some pepper and clove. The taste was mainly sweet and spicy through a nice light maltiness that added a fairly decent grainy to breadiness to intermingle throughout. On the palate, this sat about a light to medium in body with decent carbonation indicating a light harshness, but nothing overly done. It was good for the style and for me. Overall, I had a couple of these so that I could get a good feel for it that night. In my opinion, I say this was a well worthy beer to have again.

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Photo of SourinQns
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ToasterChef
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is described as a blonde saison. It is hopped exclusively with German Hersbrucker. I'm pouring from a 32 oz growlette that was filled Wednesday. Today is Saturday, and it has been refrigerated constantly. I've poured into my Oxbow tulip.

The beer is slightly hazy and blonde. It has a soapy white head that didn't last too long.Swirling brings the head back and leaves good lacing.

The aroma is a good balance of farmhouse yeast and some grassy hops.

The beer has a very grassy flavor as well. It reminds me of warm spring days. It's an excellent beer for this time of year. A slight funk is there from the Brett. This is still a young beer and the Brett isn't very strong. Apparently it will get stronger over time. A review of this beer in a month from now will probably reflect this.

It has a medium body and very good carbonation retention considering this is a growler pour.

I like this beer a lot. It's different from the other Oxbow saisons. The German hops make it something special. I'm interested to see what the Brett does to this beer over time.

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Photo of mikemacisso
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jtdolla911
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of TobiasG
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of alaimoa
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growlette barely 2 days old.
Pours a hazy golden color with inch head
Smells sweet of fruit with grapefruit a standout and grassiness
Tastes quite similar, rustic with grass pine notes and a slight bitter/sour fruit finish that doesn't linger too long. Light/mild body.
Overall: another great one from Oxbow, plain and simple

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Photo of yukoncornelius
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Freestyle Series #14 from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 11 ratings