Grizacca | Oxbow Brewing Company

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88
very good
182 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nmann08 on 08-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
182
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of paresis
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rudzud
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at the Dive bar.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a crystal clear straw hue with a fat white head that fades to leave creamy blanket with nice lacing.

S - Aromas of horse blanket, lemons, musty basement, maybe faint funk and earthy hops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of horse blanket and musty funk, light lemons. Earthy, grassy hops, little bit of peppery spice.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, dry.

O - Overall this saison was alright, much more musty basement than I'm used to. Nice lemon and funk levels though.

Serving type: on tap

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 8/1/2015 at Armsby Abbey, in Worcester, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong Brettanomyces, citrus, Belgian yeast and light malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a light malt character. Then some tartness comes in from the Brett and citrus. The hops presence is very mild and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly tart but also a bit harsh.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better choices within the style.

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Photo of csurowiec
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mild to bright yellow with a minimal white head, but good lacing that sticks around for 15-20 mins. The aroma is of lemon peel, roasted barley (though I don't think it's even an ingredient), earthy tones, and a finishing note of orange juice. The taste is of lemon, old yeast, malt, and a hint of lime juice maybe? Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied and perfectly carbonated for the style. Overall a great beer wouldn't drive to Newcastle again to get it though

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Photo of LittleDon
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 16 oz. pour at the Little Tap House on 7/20/15. Light, cloudy. Smells like a Saison, but drinks much lighter. Nice citrus notes and light bitter finish. I typically don't care for Saisons, but I enjoyed its much more subdued characteristics. Great summer beer.

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Photo of Prop28WasBetter
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has some nice grapefruit notes. Mild funk aroma, and a little thin in mouthfeel.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthT
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitter. Minerally. Dry hopped. Light on the palate. Easy drinking, but the saison flavors are lost or muddled do to the hop presence.

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Photo of benzalman
3.12/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

wasnt for me. Looking forward to trying other Oxbow stuff though.

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very light saison, I thought it was tasty.

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Photo of Duesler
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FrankShirley
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jirons88
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has a great hop tease....you can smell it and you get the freshness of the hops but then it just lingers. Not too intense on any level. Hint of sour and such a beautiful beer for summertime. Very unique while at the same time maintaining the body and style of a Saison.

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Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light head but good lace. Very cloudy, creating whitish yellow color.

Vanilla and lemon peel are the initial aromas I catch.

Lightly sour but with a good hop bite. Not as earthy as some Saisons. Highly carbonated, spritzy. The swallow and aftertaste is like sucking a hop pellet.

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Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grizacca from Oxbow Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 182 ratings.
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