Saison Rue - The Bruery
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4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Attractive brown 750 ml bottle with a simple but attractive label pours, no gushes, into my Watney Mann World Cup chalice. A massive off-white head lasts and lasts, demanding patience. Loads of carbonation streams dance in the slightly hazy amber-orange liquid in my glass. Orange rind, pear, plum, and loads of grapefruit mingle in the aroma. Touches of pine mix with earth and hints of moldy bread follow.
My first impression of the taste is take three steps back from all the pepper. This is a very spicy beer, and black pepper dominates the spice profile. Fruit yeast flavors, typical of a saison follow. The Brett doesn't stand out much but this is a young bottle. I would bet this would improve over a year or two. Still, this is a perfectly enjoyable beer as it is. The body is highly viscous and the combination of assertive piney hops and tingling, almost champagne like carbonation makes for a lively and pleasurable mouthfeel. Grape fruit flavors are pronounced but bready malts come through too. Though not blown away, I would count this as a solid beer to return for more tastings in the future.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2009 15:59:19 | More by DaPeculierDane
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