1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Saison Rue - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Saison RueSaison Rue

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,413 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,413
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 154
Gots: 219 | FT: 10
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Saison Rue Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,413 | Reviews: 511 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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, Today at 02:19 AM
Photo of northstar23
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

northstar23, Today at 12:20 AM
Photo of nj111579
4/5  rDev -2.7%

nj111579, Friday at 04:23 AM
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -27%

Nichols33, Friday at 02:47 AM
Photo of Robloc303
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of BastardFromABasket
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
Photo of chadwicktorres
3/5  rDev -27%

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

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

aoampm, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of rhynosorus
4/5  rDev -2.7%

rhynosorus, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Thunderwood77
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Thunderwood77, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Mneme1984
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Mneme1984, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of bikesnbeerFtc
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

bikesnbeerFtc, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

smithj4, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

crob3888, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of animal69
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%

animal69, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

A: Clear golden-straw body, ample carbonation and a white intractable head. Leaves rings of sticky lace.

S: Mostly yeast funk, a little bit of biscuit, lemon and melon fruits, possibly contributed by the hops.

T: Same as the nose. Funk with a bit of spice backed by bland bread notes prevail, with only a faint glimmer of exciting fruit or anything else really. As sharp as the funk is, the brett doesn't seem to have had much effect, at least with this very very small amount of aging.

M: A little filmy, but light-medium bodied and carbonation keeps it refreshing.

O: With a combination of muddled and standard flavors, this beer let me down in a stunning fashion. While a good example of a traditional saison, I was expecting a little more from the Bruery; maybe some sour characters, lower ABV for clearer flavors, or a little wider array of flavors. I'm all for subtlety, but 'funk' is a flavor that can wear on me pretty quickly.

1000lbgrizzly, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of WunderLlama
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle poured into chalice

Copper liquid with Vibrant with strands of yeast creating floating clouds of foam

Great aroma:deep, dark rich fruits. Plum, figs, raisins and black licorice

Taste of deep rich fruits with licorice

Full body

Great beer , worthy of storing in your beer fridge . Repeatable

WunderLlama, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of lovethebelgians
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

lovethebelgians, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Ngntjp
4.44/5  rDev +8%

Ngntjp, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Thomas0790
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%

Thomas0790, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.15/5  rDev +1%

wethorseblanket, Sep 03, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.