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Sasuga Saison - Oxbow Brewing Company

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Sasuga Saison
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89
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | 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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with bright peach edges and a two finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Funky aroma with a subtle sulfur character.  Musty brett/wild bugs are really strong in the nose, overpowering the other notes a bit.  Underneath, there's some sulfur with farmhouse funk, bready yeast and light fruit.  

On the fuller end of medium body with a really strong brett presence that dominates the other flavors.  Dry and musty but the wild yeast overshadows the farmhouse/saison character too much for my preference.  Subtle funky farmhouse yeast along with bread, zesty spice, light fruit  and grain.  The flavors fall off half way through and this beer is really light in the finish.  Overall, it's pretty one dimensional and could use better integration of flavors. Too brett heavy and a bit boring.  

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 01:55:36 | More by corby112
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19%

07-18-2013 03:50:29 | More by DonFrap
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-05-2013 03:23:25 | More by seeswo
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-19-2013 01:06:36 | More by CypherEnigma
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-30-2013 17:56:48 | More by Jspriest
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Paradisio

Apperance: straw yellow pour with decent head and lacing
Smell: Very faint brett with some pineapple and other tropical fruits, slightly earthy
Taste: Similar to the smell, faint brett with some pineapple and other tropical fruits
Mouthfeel: a bit thin
Overall: Interesting saison but nothing special

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 19:25:01 | More by craytonic
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Meridian Pint, DC. Saison brewed with rice and fermented with brett.

Pours a hazed golden color with mild amber highlights. Pillowy white head that quickly fades to thin collar and no lace. Slightly sweet, spicy nose with strong fruit, yeast and brett. Flavor is similarly sweet and fruity to start with minimal earthy flavors. Slight lemon acidity throughout and the finish is heavy on grain and rice with mild funk. Thicker side of medium with strong carbonation and a bretty finish. I love this beer one sip and hate it the next. The sake like finish is very interesting and this drinks much larger than the 4.5 ABV suggests. I prefer the Grassroots Wachu as an "Asian" saison and feel like this would work better with either the rice or brett, but not both.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 17:29:10 | More by yourefragile
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-12-2013 14:22:36 | More by acurtis
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-26-2014 07:16:04 | More by gillagorilla
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-19-2013 02:32:52 | More by Massbmx
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-15-2013 04:28:57 | More by thewimperoo
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-11-2013 00:34:54 | More by djrn2
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 02:51:53 | More by Rifugium
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-18-2013 21:02:30 | More by mendvicdog
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-13-2014 04:41:16 | More by oline73
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-18-2013 23:33:48 | More by MRsojourner
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2014 16:18:14 | More by Stum-pub
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-05-2014 13:53:20 | More by DrunkinYogi
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-16-2013 21:29:48 | More by InspectorBob
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-03-2013 01:21:39 | More by splendidsplinter
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-06-2013 18:36:01 | More by duceswild
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-01-2014 22:25:22 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-11-2014 13:53:34 | More by ubufan2112
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-06-2013 20:03:48 | More by oriolesfan4
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:23:50 | More by Maxwell
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Sasuga Saison from Oxbow Brewing Company
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