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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Blended Oxtoberfest will be a varied blend of barrel-aged and fresh Oxtoberfest every year.

2011/2012: Barrel: Riesling/Time: 12 months Additions: mixed bretts, lactobacillus # of bottles: 398

NOTE: The correct style is saison, per the brewer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1333) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2016
500 mL bottle. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Smell is an interesting combination of smoke and acidity. Acidity is a touch vinegary, but it seems to work with the smoke. Tastes smokey primarily with a nice dose of sourness behind it. Again, just a tinge of vinegar in the sourness. Some maltiness. Oily mouthfeel. High carbonation. Interesting, as always, from Oxbow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (587) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Beautiful clear copper with a resounding bubbly white head.Cidery notes, lightly smoky aromas complimented by a tart fruitiness. Light bodied, wood at first on the palate , pretty tart, sligt smokiness, astringent unripe plum skin feeling. Quite a crazy beer. I canít say the flavors were blending well together, but I canít say I detract this beer. Just a great enjoyable tart experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2015 release, bottled, (blend of í12/í13/í14 vintages) drunk 1/14/16.
Beautiful ruby-auburn-to-rich-amber colored body shows great clarity, leaving sediment behind. Light beige head atop shows impressive retention.
Soft acetic notes, as well as light oak toastiness rise up out of the glass and at first, Iím pretty sure I smell some oxidation. Not heavy, but itís there. Light vanilla, interesting melanoidin and lightly smokey phenols with plentiful cherry/prune/fig fruitiness on the finish. The longer it breathes, the less noticeable the oxidation and more funky acidity emerges. No alcohol or flaw.
Tart, with black cherry, black pepper, light medicinal phenols (which actually arenít unpleasant/unwelcome) but yet lightly sweet bread and caramel malt flavors softening the acidity and barrel tannin, providing a good balance but still leaning towards dry, which is great. Maybe a hint of the oxidation from the nose, but not problematic in any way. Tartness, breadiness and red fruits linger on the finish, with softer vanilla and caramel. Nice stuff, has blended/mellowed nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5640) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Crabapple nose. Cloudy amber, thin head. Tart crabapple and currant. Light. body, easy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1719) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Hazy caramel. Smells sour in a good way and musty. Smoked and salty. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Half liter bottle from the brewery, shared at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Aroma of toffee, earth, acetic tartness, apple and cherry. The taste is tart lemon, funk, caramel, earth, lemon, leather. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6719) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to JBPortland! Pours hazy orange amber with a medium tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving good lacing. Aroma is caramel, light smoke, oak, light funk. Flavor is light plus tart, lightly but noticeably smoky, a hint of funk, oak, lemon and grass notes. Medium body, fairly high carbonation. Interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a hazed amber gold with a thin white head. Soft tart apples, funk on the nose. Apple, touches of musk, smoke. Tangy and bitter, smokey but itís a very faint smoke. Bitter on the finish with tangy apple, musk, and soft acid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5964) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 oz pour from bottle at ChurchKey. 2011/2012/2013 blended version. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, flowers. Tastes of tart fruit, citrus, floral, light acidic notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (6144) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Pours unclear amber. Smell is bit smokey, funky. Slightly seeet and some bitterness. Taste is smoked, a bit. Bitter, with the funky grains. Meanwhile its also dry. A pretty intense beer, but its not going somewhere, really. A lot of different characters that dont really blend together...


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