Oxbow Surfcasting

Tonight’s beer is another one that we brought back from Maine. Let’s see how it is.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Surf fishing is the sport of catching fish standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. A general term, surf fishing may or may not include casting a lure or bait, and refers to all types of shore fishing – from sandy and rocky beaches, rock jetties, or even fishing piers. The terms surfcasting or beachcasting refer more specifically to surf fishing from the beach by casting into the surf at or near the shoreline. With few exceptions, surf fishing is done in saltwater. The most common misconception about surf fishing is the idea that one must cast as far out as possible in order to reach the fish. At beaches on the west coast of the United States, and in fact, at most beaches around the world, you only really need to get your bait into knee deep water. This is referred to as surf fishing the ‘skinny’ (the skinny water).”

Random: I can’t wait until the weather gets warmer and I can get on a boat.

The beer poured with a loose, pure white head that dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color with no visible carbonation. The nose had a bit of bright citrus and some salt and wheat. I didn’t pick up much else. The taste was much of the same. I got salt and wheat and a touch of lemon. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick and clean with salt. I thought this beer would have some more flavor. I wouldn’t rush back to have it.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0