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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,325 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 188 | 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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Ratings: 1,325 | Reviews: 504 | Display Reviews Only:
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-15-2011 17:12:35 | More by paulmcm
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-25-2014 03:42:37 | More by brpendergast85
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-11-2014 13:30:12 | More by Rlhinson2104
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Digitallama

New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-17-2011 20:46:09 | More by Digitallama
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Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-14-2011 13:17:32 | More by Miamilice
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GennyCreamAle

New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-02-2012 03:10:06 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-14-2011 07:44:39 | More by Jspriest
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bobv

Vermont

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-29-2011 04:33:19 | More by bobv
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-20-2011 02:29:27 | More by PEIhop
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DaleStenberg

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-16-2013 01:09:23 | More by DaleStenberg
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-22-2011 14:04:50 | More by touchmeimsac
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xzxer

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-22-2012 03:35:17 | More by xzxer
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HopHeadAndy

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

02-09-2012 07:15:17 | More by HopHeadAndy
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-14-2011 20:26:33 | More by BelgianDip
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-26-2011 02:14:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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oldsailor

Nevada

5/5  rDev +21.4%

09-28-2013 20:05:23 | More by oldsailor
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JohnPhillippi

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-03-2011 04:19:34 | More by JohnPhillippi
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-29-2011 15:58:07 | More by chcfan
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.4%

02-25-2014 12:40:17 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-06-2011 23:59:07 | More by Unchi
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onewetpaw

Tennessee

4.98/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Slight earthy brett is present along with some of the white pepper notes that reminds me of Saison dupont.

A-Dark rich golden with a creamy head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Clarity is very high, especially for a bottle conditioned and unfiltered beer.

F- The traditional phenols of a classic saison are there along with some very slight undertones of earthy, brett character. The malt bill shines through on this one though with a nice bready flavor.

M- The carbonation level is high, and appropriate for style. The body is full, but the dryness of the style is still apparent.

O- A nicely nuanced saison. The brett and malt character are a great addition. The great qualities of a Saison remain, but this beer has a beautiful level of complexity that makes drinking it a joy.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 00:38:18 | More by onewetpaw
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AronVietti

California

4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Large white billowing head, dies down to about 1 inch and then holds with good lacing, nice golden/brass/straw coloring.

S - Pepper, leather and a bit of spice. The brett is no overpowering but adds nice complexity.

T - Spice, raisins, leather, brett and rye seem to be a good combination. I'm surprised how fruity this is, yet still refreshing.

M - Full bodied and also dry, how does the Bruery get that combination on so many beers? Good carbonation levels with a lasting finish and bone dry almost tanninic notes at the very end.

O - This is a great beer, a few of these are getting put away for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 03:59:07 | More by AronVietti
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CA_brewster

California

4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer. A delicious alcoholic aroma reminiscent of a sparking white wine. Some subtle malt and yeast characteristics noted in the aroma as well but it is dominated by the sweet smell of fruity alcohol. The flavor of this brew is absolutely amazing there is some straw like malt presence but I was really blown away by the unmistakable fruity characteristics of this beer. This is really something else, a lot of very interesting things are going on in this brew that i cannot even explain. This is more of a fine wine than a beer. Mouthfeel is perfect, nice and dry. Fuck Miller High Life this shit is the real champagne of beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 06:13:36 | More by CA_brewster
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Poured into my Bruery tulip... beautiful honey/amber/golden hue with a giant fluffy three finger head rising. Leaves a wonderful, thick lacing ring all around... but than fades gently away.

S- Banana and minty bubblegum. Little hints of funkiness and old wet hay. Some wonderful peppery spice. Lemon, pineapple and wildflower honey. Cloves, allspice, star anise and szechuan peppercorns. This has such an amazing bouquet!

T- Lemon, spicy pepper, and banana are the first notes the tongue pick up. Slight touches of alcohol, funky grass compost, and honey. The spiciness of the rye really comes alive as it warms up. This is unreal! Everyone should try this! I gotta get a few more bottles to put away for a few years.

M- Cleans the palete in a spicy way! Lots of fruit (lemon/banana/citrus), spicy rye, and yeasty funk that's not over the top, but just right. Full of hearty rye grains, caraway, spicy pepper, cloves and allspice.

O- (Hands clapping!!!) Absolutely brilliant Patrick!!! Everything you could ask for in a Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:33:19 | More by Thickfreakness
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A friend brought me a bomber of this one, much thanks!

I poured it into a Chimay goblet... it's a hazy orange color with yellow hues when held up to the light. The head is thick and creamy and retains fantastically... well over 10 minutes and there is still a finger or so chilling. The lacing is also amazing, some of the best I've ever seen on any beer clinging all the way to the rim of the glass. For looks, A+ all the way... too bad that's one of the least important factors! Let's see how it does on the important ones...

The aroma immediately reminded me of green apples with a fruity but slightly sour kick. After a little more sniffing I can pick up some other fruit notes and a definite Belgian-typical floral hop smell to it.

The taste is a strong follow up on the flavor... the sour note hits first then gives way to a bold floral hop tone that really defines the sip. At the very end there's even a little bit of biscuity malt flavor. Simply outstanding.

The mouthfeel is quite creamy and it's a pleasure to swirl this one around and pick up the nuances.

Easily one of the best beers I've tried in recent memory. If The Bruery was available here I'd have this one on hand at all times.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 23:03:14 | More by theboozecruise
Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.