Grizacca | Oxbow Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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196 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nmann08 on 08-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,825
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
196
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Photo of Gajo74
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Arts and Craft Beer Parlor, NYC
Pours a very pale, slightly cloud, straw color. Modest wisp of a head quickly dissipates leaving a scattering of bubbles.
Initially, a light funk hits the nose, however, given that this one is dry hopped, that particular aroma soon dominates. I detect a hint of tropical fruit, citrus, pear, melon and grass.
Clean and dry taste that showcases the hops. A gentle citrus touch and light tropical fruit sweetness surround the pale crackery malts. There is a grassy hops and light peppery spice in the middle palate, as well as a subtle tartness. Finish is clean and dry.
Light bodied, fizzy carbonation and crisp in the mouthfeel. Very clean and dry in the palate.
A hops forward Farmhouse Ale, not as intensely hopped as an IPL or session IPA, but similar in feel. Very sessionable but the body was a bit thin...I suppose that was the point. I could have several of these on a hot day.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

restrained and delicate beer, yet still distinctly oxbow. these guys are starting to (or i am starting to more readily identify) a house yeast complexion that is really flattering. a little haze to this mild saison, a nose of mixed grains and a little funk, less azacca hop obviousness than i anticipated from the name, if that is indeed what they mean with it, but it is hoppier than many other table saison types, and they yeast here is appealing and interesting enough, a cool mix of old world and new school, which oxbow generally hits pretty solidly with their beers in this field. its not too wild, its not too malty, nor too hoppy, almost lazily finding a cool balance and complexity, faint willow bark and smoke like a gratzer or grodziskie might have, which throws me off a little, but its so minor, still bretty and dry and rustic and simple. light ripe apricot and melon from the hops, grassy and sort of spicy noble too, clean and easy in the finish, well carbonated, and downright delicious and easy drinking. they dont all have to be headturners on the flavor spectrum to be world class from oxbow, and this is a great example of something a little more mellow but equally high end as anything else they do. fun to find one of their beers on tap, a rarity in my world!

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opieo
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im not a fan of the style but for what it is, its nice. Very light hazy yellow. White thin head. Soft scents of citrus. Pop of hoppy citrus up front. Thin texture very dry and carbonated. Not much finish. Drys quickly in your mouth.

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Photo of BenMorse
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tachyons22
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light pale gold colour. Medium head. Hay/citrus nose. Pine, melon, hay taste with a medium finish of grass.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giantsquid
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

**
04/17/17
On tap at Monks

LOOK: yellow, slightly hazy, small whit e head , fades.
AROMA: Pinepple, grass
TASTE: pineapple, fruit esters, . taste is like 2/3 saison, 1/3 hoppy IPA.

FEEL: Creamy, dry finish. Light and bubbly.

Refreshing, but dryness leaves you thirsty.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Classified as a grisette. Refreshingly grassy. The body is wonderfully smooth and creamy.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shaymus
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Grizacca from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 196 ratings