Oxbow Brewing Life On Biere De Mars
Our first time seeing this beer in the shop and we are excited. Oxbow's interpretation of a tradition in the Northwestern portion of France to brew a Spring thirst quencher of a Farmhouse ale. This is a blend of barrel aged beer with fresh farmhouse ale, lightly smoked. The smoke in this beer is not as heavy as a Rauchbier, the smoke works to quench the thirst, and from the mixed culture fermentation there is a light acidity and brettanomyces funk. Tons of balance and complexity, with some barrel notes combining with cracker malt notes. A beautiful beer. These are 500ml bottles and retail for $17.99.