Saison Rue - The Bruery
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4/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Draft pour into a goblet at the Bruery tasting room.
A: Slightly hazy, pale copper color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Lightly toasted grain, faint apricot and oranges. The smell is very mild and hard to pin down at first, then reminds of summertime in the country as it warms--equally earthy, breezy, and herbaceous. No alcohol is detected in the smell.
T: Begins off-dry, with cracker and mild but brightly flavored stone fruits, especially cherry. A remarkable duality is present in the middle when the beer presents dryness and continued delicate sweetness simultaneously, while a whiff of mild solvent is occasionally detected. The restrained bitter finish dries out considerably, leaving a lingering trace of musty, papery brettanomyces. No alcohol flavor is detected.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, equally refreshing and warming on the palate while also slightly numbing on the throat, with moderate carbonation.
D: This beer is remarkably adventurous for being a flagship recipe of a young brewery. Flavors are interesting and refreshing, with well-behaved brett character that is characteristic of the Bruery. Whether by design or by happy accident the textures and effects on the palate are repeatedly grin-inducing and elevate this beer beyond the ability of the other sensory qualities. Saison Rue stands out as a noteworthy American Saison, but is edged out by the stylistic accuracy of the Bruery's spring seasonal, Saison de Lente.
Serving type: on-tap
12-12-2010 16:10:17 | More by beagle75
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