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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: 511
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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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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3.24/5  rDev -21.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

irthesteve, Sep 22, 2014
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BastardFromABasket, Sep 14, 2014
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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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