Saison Rue - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 164
Gots: 245 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged.

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

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4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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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.

Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.