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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,535 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 166
Gots: 255 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2008

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.
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4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dgeebs07
4.93/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclejazz
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of noproduction
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Notation
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PortLargo
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at 10C in a tulip.

A: Warm, slightly orangey off white head, lots of carbonation bubbles in the head and beer, cloudy hazy dark golden body, dies off to some nice froth floating on top with lots of small craters.

S: Slightly funky, typical Saison yeast profile, light on the fruits...bit earthy... pretty low key smell, although I find that with most Saisons...

T: Interesting tastes with this Saison...quite light and fresh right up front, lots of fruit that transitions into more light citrus notes and spicy malts, and finishes with a bit of a funky, earthy, slightly tart, alcoholic yeast after tastes. The Bruery's yeast really stands out as being the differing factor here compared to other Saisons, and while this one wasn't that old, I find it not nearly as dry as a classic Belgium Saison.

M: Smooth, crisp, light, med+ carbonation, not as dry as I would say some Saison's tend to be....

O: Overall a nice Saison with a few nice nuances that differentiate it from other Saisons out there.... pretty easy drinking and a nice one to try if you can get your hands on it...

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3.41/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pmangold
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srandycarter
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Light copper, murky, big white head, reduces eventually to small head. Lots of cling.

S - Tart fruit, some bitter and slight malt.

T - Yum. Beautiful fruit, blended with small souring, tartness, malt and bitter.

M - Medium body, LOTS of carb, good balance.

D - Very easy to drink for sure.

Photo of Nunya
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

first ever beer from the bruery out of a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass

A: okay, looks like a saison, a little bit of a warmer hue, almost cozy, pour with more vigor than usual to get a more prominent head with decent retention
S: pleasant, unremarkable though, again warm, funky but not overly so
T: not bad, again unremarkable, I enjoy the funk but feel as though everything is a little underpronounced, I know it doesn't have to be big or bold but theres nothing here that feels more present than anything else, the funk rests at about the same intensity as the graininess, not overly alcoholic or astringent, pleasant
M: clean but not sharp, very median level balance, not creamy or oily not alcoholic either
O:not bad, there are certainly better saisons out there but you could do a hell of a lot worse

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,535 ratings.