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Sasuga Saison - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Sasuga Saison
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BA SCORE
89
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rice ale fermented with brettanomyes and saison yeast.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 02-20-2012)
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Cloudy, golden-yellow pour with a small but attractive cap of white head that retained as a thick collar and left a few dots of lacing on the glass. In the nose, fruity esters, and a good dose of funk, and strangely, something of a woody smoke quality. The aroma was reflected in the taste, with notes of pear and pineapple, bready yeast, and a good amount of grassy funk, toasted grains. Crisp and well-balanced, light-medium body, and quite drinkable overall.

04-12-2013 02:51:53 | More by Rifugium
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

On tap at Meridian Pint. Served in a tulip.

Pours a hazy moderately-bright yellow color with a nice white head and a good bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some beautiful Brett character with pineapple and a bit of tropical fruit. A bit of citrus in the background. The flavor has the same Brett character, which dominates and lends some fruit character and a touch of earth. Really smooth and dry with nice fruit notes. Exquisite use of the Brett. Huge fan.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev 0%

The beer pours a hazy, muddy, golden yellow with copper tinges and a fizzy head of lightly creamy, white, medium sized bubbles that fizzle away to leave a nice scrim. In body, the beer is lightly foggy, with little bubbles coming up through the haze. On the nose, the beer smells of pineapple citrus, fresh leather and a touch of barnyard funk and horse blanket thrown in. There is even a slight saltiness to the smell, which adds a more savory character to the nose, and a touch of apple skins and vinegar. On the tongue the beer tastes tartly acidic with citric and lactic acids and a touch of malty sweetness. In flavor, the beer begins as citric tart with a touch of chalky acid, much like a Berliner Weisse, but then mellows into a grainy malt taste which comes on strong in the finish with a touch of lemon citrus, and is slightly reminiscent of brown rice. There is a touch of grassiness in the taste which must come from the hops, and which provides a nice, light bitter balance to the beer’s tartness. In the mouth, the beer feels prickly and alive on the tongue with strong effervescence and a creamy carbonation. The beer is on the light side of medium in body with just a touch of grip on the tongue and cheeks. The mouth is left lined in slight saliva with a chalky feeling. Overall, this is a refreshingly tart ale with a nice grainy flavor that is slightly different from other Oxbow beers, but still refreshing and crisp in the mouth. An excellent summer beer with a lot of similarities to a higher alcohol percentage Berliner Weisse. Try this beer.

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A growler of the 2012/2013 batch of Sasuga that I picked up at the brewery yesterday but didn't open until today.

This beer is an opaque golden liquid. A thin white head formed as I poured, but it has completely disappeared by the time I began this review. I imagine this beer appears better when you have a freshly poured glass from a keg.

The beer has a funky aroma that comes across as more than just brett. There is a pale malt sweetness and some rice as well.

This is by far the funkiest of Oxbow's draft offerings. The brett is very strong and works incredibly well with the rice and malt to give this beer a flavor any farmhouse fan will adore. There is a dry finish.

Medium body with a tingling coat that retains the funk.

A very interesting saison. Rice and wild yeast aren't ingredients you expect to find together (at least I don't), but the work very well here. This beer is a fine example of the incredible goods brewed by Oxbow.

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Sasuga Saison from Oxbow Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.