1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Saison Rue - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Saison RueSaison Rue

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,556 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 169
Gots: 260 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | 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: 1,556 | Reviews: 529 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JFrank78
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of changdulla
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WckdVbz
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffh84
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Billowy head, cloudy golden beer.
smell is earthy and fresh orange
taste is surprising, a lot of citrus, herbal flavors, to me more like a tripel than saison. But wait... there is the brett. I guess the whole pt. is this is a style you can't nail down.
mouth feel is medium with much carbonation.
Yummy. Seek it out for a different experience and have an open mind. Oh and this hides the 8.5 so watch out.

Photo of brett_arneson
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent farmhouse flavor with some wild yeast on the end... really great beer. Would love to see how this matures with some cellaring.

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pandow
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greg4579
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrIncognito
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dry and sweet. Muddled citrus flavors with Belgian yeast, all spice

Photo of lillitnn92
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beernazi
3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

didnt quite hit the mark

Photo of JimKal
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass it forms a generous head that leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates. The color is a nice red gold. The taste has a hint of spice from the rye with a slight Saison funk. Very nice mouthfeel.

Photo of artemh
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLS168
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Generous head. Beautiful amber non-translucent amber color. Flagrant - aromatic not distinctly alcoholic despite 9.5 ABV. Taste classic Saison taste alcohol finish. Solid rich feel.

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

Nice Saison, rich and spicy with plenty of yeast in the taste. Pours a hazy straw gold color with a huge white head into a pint glass. Head retention is very good and there is plenty of thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is apples, peppery spices, malt and a touch of yeastiness. Flavor is strong and rich. A big malty beer with an apple cider, peppery taste. There is a fair amount of yeast in the flavor but not the barnyard funk/mustiness that I usually expect in a Saison

Mouthfeel is very rich and nicely spiced. I really enjoyed this beer, even without the classic Saison funk. Very tasty and impressive.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zcrizer
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,556 ratings.