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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,416 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 153
Gots: 220 | 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)
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4.44/5  rDev +8%

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

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

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

This pours with a dense cloud of bright foam and a iridescent yellow color. The nose holds a tinge of alcohol before yielding black licorice, pears, peppercorns and cantaloupe. I taste apricots at first before a glimpse of sweet lemon moves in. The middle palate is yeasty with some malt before it ends with banana and raisin bread. Very good example of the style with a more narrow complexity.

KYGunner, Sep 02, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -10%

Bubbawilly88, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Keananmichael5, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

PassMeAZima, Sep 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

Nolen12, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jschott75, Aug 31, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

exl_90, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

ZJ_Dave, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Lionhearted1987, Aug 30, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +1%

Doomcifer, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

4nimal, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

Raziel313, Aug 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.3%

tectactoe, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

shelby415, Aug 24, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +10%

brahyt, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mctizzz, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

beaulabauve, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

tastesogood, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

BKotch, Aug 21, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +1%

Described as a Belgian style ale brewed with Rye and Brettanomyces, this beer pours brightly golden with a copper hue. It is highly effervescent with a sturdy white head that persists as a thick layer of merengue-like foam throughout. Delicate Belgian lacing rides down the side of the glass. The aroma is musty with hints of banana, clove and spice. Malt is present and phenolic notes linger in the background. The flavor is big and fruity, and quickly fades into a crisp, dry finish that leaves a dank bitterness on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly astringent. Overall, this beer is a solid representation of style that has a crisp character and sweetness that is balanced by barnyard funk.

MrBoz21, Aug 20, 2014
Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.