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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,338 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 153
Gots: 194 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2008)
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beagle75

Iowa

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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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.