Saison Rue - The Bruery
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4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Solid. This is the best sour beer I've had in quite awhile, and although the craft beer scene has been a bit of "Brettanomyces Gone Wild" over the past 18 months or so, I am still into it. And while this beer didn't really strike me as funkly, and wasn't a poster-child for Brett, it was sour and quite enjoyable.
It poured a hazy copper color with lively carbonation and a thick head. Aroma was dried fruit, rye-ness, sweetness, and some light sourness. Something akin to lemonade was in there too. Flavor was more of the same, with some citrus-ness and sour (that lemonade thing again), balanced with some nice bread-iness imparted by the rye and malt. Mouthfeel was a little puckery, but was generally pretty refreshing given all the flavor packed in there. In OH at least, the price on this beer is steep and the hype is over-the-top. However, this beer is quite pleasant and while I won't be kicking back a bottle of this weekly, I am glad I had it.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2009 19:48:09 | More by BeerBelcher
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Saison Rue from The Bruery
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