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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,423 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 153
Gots: 220 | FT: 10
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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Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that died down yet consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The aroma is quite spicy from the rye and also has some notes of yeast.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather spicy and the yeast contributes earthy flavors. The spiciness from the rye particularly stands out in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden, although the spicy flavors make it more of a beer that needs to be sipped.

metter98, Apr 12, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -21.2%

thebarkley, Sunday at 08:11 PM
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

redfox405, Sunday at 02:28 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

acurtis, Friday at 01:33 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

StephRai, Friday at 12:48 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Supergenious, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dave_Treat, Sep 23, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

Apietersen, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

irthesteve, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of LennyBound
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

LennyBound, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of northstar23
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

northstar23, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured into a snifter.

Appeared a dark orange/amber color with a billowing white head.

Smelled of citrus fruits, orange zest, cloves, bananas, yeast, tangy funk.

Taste is very complex and very funky/tangy. Loved it. Tough to pinpoint what you are tasting. Light wine character, citrus, bananas, cloves, belgian yeast. Very complex yet somehow balanced.

Mouthfeel was lively.

Overall an awesome and readily accessible saison. Nice!

TWStandley, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

nj111579, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Nichols33, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BastardFromABasket, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of leaddog
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance - Pours a hazy gold/amber with four fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - Belgian yeast, clove, spicy hops, citrus aromas, hay/grass, and hint of rye malts.

Taste - Belgian yeast, clove, spicy hops, and citrus followed by the hay/grass and rye malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes a tad sweet along with the warmth from the ABV.

Overall - For my first offering from the Bruery, this is a well executed saison with the belgian yeast taking centre stage with the other ingredients acting as good supporting members. I find it to be a little sweet and would like to have a bit more of a drier finish.

leaddog, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

chadwicktorres, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

aoampm, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

rhynosorus, Sep 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Thunderwood77, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Mneme1984, Sep 08, 2014
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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.