Sasuga Saison | Oxbow Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
oxbowbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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

Added by yourefragile on 02-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
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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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a delicate and wild saison, rice based, way too crushable for how expensive it is. makes me want to slow down and savor it, but this is the kind of beer meant for beer drinking. golden lighter than honey colored, crystal clear until the bottom of the bottle, a short lived white head but lacy and pretty. the rice adds a nice starch quality, but the beer remains super light. it has body and texture, but its not heavy like a lot of ricey beers can be. the brett here is amazing, hard to tell if thats the only fermenting agent at work or not, but it sure seems like it is. a dry funky strain, very mature beer, and loosely hoppy, grassy with some bitterness that shows up a little more than expected because of how dry it is. not sour at all, barely even a tang to it, light citrus there before the bitterness arises, zesty and fresh. complex for being simple, if that makes sense, an unfortunate price point is the only thing that prevents me from drinking this and nothing but this endlessly. another high quality saison from oxbow, a little lighter and more delicate than a lot of their others, as good as this style gets. desperately wishing i had another handful of bottles...

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Sasuga Saison from Oxbow Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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