Surfer Rossa
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.06 | pDev: 4.19%
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- 12oz can pours into a chalice with a fairly hazy deep golden to light orange body. A foamy cap rises up to a few fingers high but falls somewhat quickly down to a small ring at the edges. Rare spotty lacing.

S- Blood oranges and Saison yeast make up the majority of the aroma. Spicy Belgian yeast notes come on strong with orange zest, cooking herbs, coriander, floral, bready and slightly tart citrus note with the yeast.

T- The oranges and the strong Belgian yeast are again the defining aspects of the brew and you know immediately you are drinking a Saison based on that strong spicy, herbal and fruity flavor profile. Both estery and phenolic with oranges complimented by notes of coriander, mild pepper, orange zest, lemon, pear, slight apple and pale grape notes. Slight saltiness and very very light tartness.

MF- Fluffy and very puffy texture to this light bodied beer. The carbonation is fairly high and it ends with an herbal bitterness lingering on the palate.

No surprise that blood orange and Saison go well together with Oxbow at the helm and considering the flavor profile of both entities. Always love trying different Oxbow brews.

Mar 28, 2020
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden, slightly milky in appearance. Theres definitely a briney sea salt aroma on the nose. The mouthfeel is creamy and it is lightly tart. There's a touch of citrus and a light phenolic note. This is a very unique and well executed beer.

Feb 16, 2020
Surfer Rossa from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 5 ratings