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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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1,485 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 162
Gots: 237 | FT: 9
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)
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Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
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 amsguitarist
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

amsguitarist, Today at 04:44 AM
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Tiernan, Wednesday at 10:11 PM
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Tasty, but I wish it had more body, was more beer-like. Kind of like a tart, sour alcoholic fruit juice.

John_Beeryman, Wednesday at 01:44 AM
Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

MrBoh, Monday at 12:13 AM
Photo of T_Hass
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

T_Hass, Sunday at 11:44 PM
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one-finger off-white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of banana, clove, and earthy funkiness.

T - The taste stats sweet with green apple, banana, pear, and clove. The sweetness gives way an earthy grassiness and some Belgian funk. The rye comes through in the finish producing some spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable at 8.5%.

O - This was my first experience with The Bruery and i'am definetly impressed. A different take on a Saison that is extremely drinkable and well executed.

TreyIsWilson, Sunday at 04:45 AM
Photo of JasW
4/5  rDev -2.4%

JasW, Sunday at 02:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Ela, Saturday at 09:22 PM
Photo of cjgiant
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

cjgiant, Nov 22, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

mcdsports, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Green_street_hooligan, Nov 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

olradetbalder, Nov 20, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

Mahcrubsemaj, Nov 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

cfrobrew, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, brettanomyces, rye spice, some tart citrus, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild sweetness from flavors of caramel, rye spice and some fruit that quickly fades into some sour flavors of wild Belgian yeast and citrus. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a flavorful beer worth drinking for a while if you’re in the mood for a Saison that is a bit towards the sour side.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

bzzpop, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zimm421, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ooftu, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tommy5, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mrn1ceguy, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

LeeEvolved, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mobrado, Nov 09, 2014
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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.