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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,300 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,300
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 151
Gots: 187 | FT: 7
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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Reviews by downhilldrift:
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downhilldrift

Arizona

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a glass at The Bruery, and received a bottle for my birthday. Came out with an above average head, and took a little time for it to go away. The color was a light amber gold and translucent. The scent had a strong summery smell, and had heavy hints of rye and malt scents. The beer itself was fairly light, and wasn't too overwhelming. The flavors reflected the scent quite well, and had small hints of fruit, but i couldn't put my finger on what kind of fruit - just had that fruity twinge at the end of every sip. Wouldn't mind if this were my birthday gift every year.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 08:25:39 | More by downhilldrift
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Pours a cloudy gold color with a long-lasting white head. Not much lacing. Very subtle aroma at first, but the taste was surprisingly complex. Citrus and spice with a sourness to it from the yeast. High carbonation gives it a bit of a fizzy mouthfeel. Letting the beer warm a bit improved the flavor profile dramatically. It was definitely too cold when I began drinking but its qualities really came out as it warmed up. Paired extremely well with salmon sushi.

This is the first beer from The Bruery and it was fantastic. A great beer to pair with lighter foods for sure. I like a lot of things about this brewery from their philosophy ("we won't brew an IPA") to their label art. Looking forward to trying many more from them.

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o - my favorite sour that doest start with cantillon

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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,300 ratings.