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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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1,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 164
Gots: 245 | 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:
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: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Huge head, minimal lacing. Perhaps a bit over carbonated, amber in color.

Smell: Big rye malt scent, spice, and light (not enough) funk.

Taste: Malt and rye, bit of hops and alcohol. Missing that good funk I was hoping for.

Mouthfeel: Bit fizzy yet chewy, hint of alcohol.

Drinkability: Low, no need to try this one again.

Edge of what a saison should be, at least in my book.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy orange. Somewhat unfiltered looking. Large, off-white head.

Smells like cloves, spices, some citrus/hay notes, spices, spices, and spices. Urgh.

Taste is a bit muddled. The sharp, biting grass/citrus notes carry with it a hint of lemon, but the weird spicy components just take over. There is a sour, yeasty breadiness to it ... quite pungent. Almost peppery, in some respects. I admit, I'm not the biggest saison fan. This was really not my cup of tea.

Decently carbonated. Not particularly drinkable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cellar temp to Saison dupont Becker
A; pours a bronze-yellow w/ delicate
carbonation to style. Lookin' good!

S; lemon zest & citrus pith w/ a dusty
rye spice carrying through. Orange peel &
candy sweetness carrying through. Brett is earthy.

T; lemon candy w/ doughy pale malts & rye spice..
Herbal hops. Brett washes things down in an earthy
medicinal way.. Peach preserves & corn sugar present.

M; This is where things are strange for me. This
Saison is way too syrupy & full. Rye is nice & dry.
I may be alone here, but not everything coheres for
My palate.

D; my first experience w/ the Bruery, & I'd love
To try more, but one & done for me w/ this Saison.

Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.