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Oxbow Freestyle No. 13 (Old World Saison)

Oxbow Freestyle No. 13 (Old World Saison)
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Freestyle 13 is a dry-hopped blonde saison. Saaz and Golding hops bring classic Old World flavor to this thirst-quenching farmhouse ale. (Jan-Feb 2013)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2075) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2013
Tasted at a cheese and beer pairing event at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Clear, intense bright yellow with 2-finger off-white, dense and creamy head with excellent lacing. Aroma of earthy hops, yeast, grain and pail malt. Taste of grain, earthy hops, pale malt, yeast, lemon and grass. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On draft at the tasting room. Pours a golden blonde color with a finger or so of white fizzy foam. The nose is grainy with traces of grassy hops and some rustic yeasty esters. The palate is crisp and clean with a mild hop bitterness that helps clean up the flavor profile. Great carbonation level and a refreshing mouthfeel. Touches of herbs and grainy notes linger in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2013
12oz pour at Meridian Pint. Pours a clear, dark gold with some lacing white head. Nose is malt, yeast, earthy hops, citrus, dried lemon, a little coriander seed. Flavor is malty, white bread, lemon rind, hay, straw, dried pine needles, light spice. Medium bodied, dry finish. Complete session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft at Max’s. Malty bitter hop aroma. Tastes like bitter pine. Very light clear yellow.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3789) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with average, fizzy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is pears, cookie and bread malts, light soap, grassy and spicy hops, and light herbs. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting herbs, spicy hops, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy hops with cracker and biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, spices and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at CK thanks to Travlr and the CK crew. Clear golden pour with thick, white foam. Nose is frosted lemon pound cake. Taste is mild diacetyl, mealy apple, moves to sharp lemon. Sourdough bread. Clean but simple. Quenching palate. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Light and dry with some backing grain. Floral and earth notes in the background, plus a very light acidity. Grainy in the finish. Very crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Draft at ChurchKey. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Nice aroma of perfume, flowers, light dust. Taste is bitter dusty, fruity straw and hayloft. Nice.


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