Saison Rue - The Bruery
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4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a lovely orange color into my snifter glass. Rocky, bright white-head sits on top. A nice lace goes down the edges of the glass. Somewhat opaque. Looks very lovely.
S: Citrus at first, with predominant orange aromas. This is followed by a light sweetness. The brett character then comes out with a hint of pineapple followed by some haylike aromas. Quite earthy in the end. Nice fruitiness throughout. Very aromatic.
T: A blast of citrus and fruitiness at first. This mellows out to a light honey sweetness with a sharp citrus rind bite of bitterness. Aside from the citrus fruits, I get a hint of apple and maybe some grape. Some spiciness like rye bread, presumably from the rye malt. I don't get a lot of phenols however. Not too much bitterness though. The greatness of this beer is the depth the brett adds. Plenty of haylike flavors, earthiness and even a little pineapple. The beer is definitely hoppy, but the hops don't blast you like an IPA. What I like most about this beer is the wonderful balance between the malt, yeast, and the hops. The primary yeast and brett seem to play well together, with the primary yeast adding a nice fruitiness and the brett adding the rest. Add a touch more phenol spiciness and this is perfect.
M: Light-medium bodied. Finishes quite dry as it should. Carbonation is medium-strong. Finishes crisp and clean.
D: Wow. This is an exceptional saison. You have the gold standard (Dupont) and then you have beers like this that take it up a notch. The price was even reasonable (12 bucks). I wish this was easier for me to aquire. I'm stocking up when I can find this again.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2010 23:30:21 | More by brewdoc75
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