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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,338 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 153
Gots: 194 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2008)
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Ratings: 1,338 | Reviews: 504 | Display Reviews Only:
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cdayb1

California

3/5  rDev -27%

12-15-2012 10:08:56 | More by cdayb1
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AlecBurtness

California

3/5  rDev -27%

03-25-2013 05:42:27 | More by AlecBurtness
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Marco_Gtz

California

3/5  rDev -27%

01-26-2014 04:05:01 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Patbrown2

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27%

07-23-2014 15:27:18 | More by Patbrown2
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

02-17-2013 22:19:49 | More by ejimhof
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ricecracker420

California

3/5  rDev -27%

01-31-2014 02:36:40 | More by ricecracker420
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mquartuccio87

New York

3/5  rDev -27%

10-02-2013 02:47:49 | More by mquartuccio87
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3/5  rDev -27%

11-05-2013 22:55:55 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27%

11-29-2013 03:02:40 | More by mmulebarn
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Lob

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27%

02-24-2012 20:07:13 | More by Lob
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -27%

01-09-2012 23:44:47 | More by THECPJ
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3/5  rDev -27%

01-19-2014 17:57:11 | More by SpasmWaiter
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topdown

California

3/5  rDev -27%

08-06-2013 20:13:35 | More by topdown
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Bartos

Florida

3/5  rDev -27%

02-07-2014 01:21:45 | More by Bartos
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.03/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 07:39:11 | More by craytonic
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Overlord

California

3.08/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2009 03:20:20 | More by Overlord
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.13/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 03:00:19 | More by chocosushi
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mdfb79

New York

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 6/12/10 notes.

a - Pours an amber color with 1 finger of white head and nice lacing.

s - Smells of fruit, spice, and a little bit of funk.

t - Taste is light fruit, citrus, spices, and a hint of funk.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - An ok saison. A nice smell but the taste was a litt lacking and it was too carbonated. Probably would not have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 23:47:49 | More by mdfb79
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

01-28-2014 08:11:34 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

03-12-2014 19:50:08 | More by Caudalie
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MMBrew

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-14-2013 02:57:10 | More by MMBrew
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lpstar

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-23-2013 02:04:10 | More by lpstar
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

06-14-2013 12:38:12 | More by Hugonaut13
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NorCalBeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

10-07-2012 03:16:25 | More by NorCalBeer
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dbrese

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This failed to impress me. The mouthfeel is oddly thick for a saison due to the rye and the sticky flavor is underwhelming without a significantly tart aftertaste typical of many Brett. saisons. I've made better beers than this. I'm left thinking That the Bruery should price their beers differently based on the end result, not the cost of production. This one should have been on closeout while their better offerings could fetch more.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 22:17:18 | More by dbrese
Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.