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Oxbow Freestyle No. 5 (Black Wheat Saison)

Oxbow Freestyle No. 5 (Black Wheat Saison)
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Formerly brewed at Oxbow Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Newcastle, Maine USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Mash: Midnight Wheat, Red Wheat, Belgian Wheat, Belgian Pilsner, Belgian Pale
Hops: Czech Saaz, Slovenian Styrian Golding
Fermentation: Saison Yeast
Flavor Profile: Soft & Full Body, Dry, Nuanced Fruit, White Pepper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
A hazed brown saison with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice chocolate malt with light Brett and woody notes, light milky. In mouth, a smooth herbal chocolate with light lactic points, light Brett, smooth. On tap at Lion’s Pride, July 31, 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft @ Jimmy the Greek’s. O.O.B, ME. Dark black, small tan head, mild lace. Carbonation is real low. Now and flavor is real interesting nose and flavor. Roasted barley, wheat, charred malt. A black Saison is a differant kind of style. I find’t pick up and Belgian yeast, the Malta and wheat is more evident then anything else. To me it tasted more like a wheat based porter. Slightly linger roast finish. Tasty brew that blurrs the line of definition. Intresting recipe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 9, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 From Growler Pours a deep umber black color with two finger mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Aromas are earth heavy, touches of dark fruit, cocoa and a touch of kola nut. On the palate this beer is delicious, with a nice creamy medium mouthfeel loaded with bubbles...rich flavors of cocoa, earthy yeast, dirt, fig and spicy kola nut linger into an extremely dry finish. Well Done !

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