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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,337 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 153
Gots: 194 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2008)
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2013 03:20:19 | More by jl28r1
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pkalix

California

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

geez, a 100 from the bros ? ? ? ?
nice billowy head. soft golden color. transparent.
aroma is semi-floral, a bit saisson-like- meaning it's a bit floral (to me, at least), a little hops in there, some malts (of course). light and air-y.... almost a belgian light kind of aroma....
taste... a bit sweet, definitely an attempt of belgian but with some bitterness. i cant see the 100 that the bros gave it. but it's good. maybe for the 8.5 % i ought to be impressed. that green flash is only, ,like, 3.7 or something. this is good. i realize it's a style... i just think it's more of a belgian thing than a saison thing, ya know?
overall, very decent brew. the girlfriend is promising a chaffeur-driven trip to The Bruery for my birthday later this month so that ought to be nice. i like the stuff that comes from them, mostly. i can recommend this one as i could easily drink another . . . . i just dot think it's deserving of a 100 . . . . can definitely taste the alcohol in this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:01:39 | More by pkalix
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MikeyJ777

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

06-01-2013 01:38:09 | More by MikeyJ777
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-30-2013 22:21:56 | More by craftbeerasian
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A dark opaque somewhat muddy brown and red bronze colored body, with some nice rising faint white carbonation. Head is creamy white and frothy, with three fingers deep and a real creamy settling one finger collar puck while settling.

Nose is interesting. Small hint of fruit sensing musty grape, and a nice little bit of toasty caramel, and maple like sugar. Quite an interesting nose for a saison, but missing some of the farm funky stench and yeasty rank character. But otherwise very unique and enjoyable.

Palate hits with a real creamy mouthfeel. Hints of mellow cream and dairy softness on the palate. A sharp hint of pepper brett but it is quickly subdued by a nice thick caramel sweetness. Surprisingly doesn't taste rye spicy or fruity. A hint of playful soda carbonation but very downplayed which is nice and not taking away from the solid large body of the beer.

Overall, not what I expect in this style, but this is a very well crafted and unique tasting beer that is quite memorable.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:46:09 | More by smakawhat
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-29-2013 03:20:55 | More by montrealbcr89
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-29-2013 03:08:23 | More by JamLand
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip on 5/28/13.

A: Pours a relatively translucent golden color with a hint of orange. Beer is clearer than expected for a Saison, with no visible yeast sediment. Initial pour reveals a fluffy two-finger-width head that dissipates over the next 2-3 minutes. A small head is retained throughout the drink however. Lacing is excellent, as expected.

S: Great nose on this baby. Initial smell is fruit-forward: cherries mostly with a hint of other summer stone fruits such as apricot. The Brett funkiness is definitely present upon subsequent smells. Don't get much rye or peppery spicyness. Overall, definitely a fruit-forward nose.

T & M: Initial taste is again fruit-forward - cherries and lemons. This lasts about a second before the pepper and rye spiceness kick in and really overwhelm the beer. Lingering on the nose is a dry, alcoholic taste with a hint of rye. I really don't like the aftertaste of this beer: much too alcoholic for my taste. The beer is understandably very dry, but not as yeasty/robust as I like Saisons. This is a light-bodied, dry beer.

O: While this is a solid offering, this isn't my favorite Saison on the market. First there's the matter of personal preference: I like my Saisons on the fruitier and more robust/yeasty side. This Saison is opposite: rye and spice are showcased in this beer without much fruit to speak of. Additionally, the body of the beer is lighter than I'd like. But my biggest qualm with the beer is the alcohol-forward aftertaste. Instead of being hidden, you taste every bit of the beer's 8.5% ABV. A good, but not great, Saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 23:08:55 | More by MighHighBrewer
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2013 02:24:12 | More by mpayne5
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MadScientist

New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A light copper with a slight haze. The head is made of rocky, off-white bubbles and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

S: The specialty grains, rye and Brett stand out in the nose along with some spice and fruit from the yeast. There is an earthy hops aroma and some alcohol.

T: There is a lot going on in here with the Brett, Rye and Belgian yeast character dominating. The Rye adds spice to the clove and pepper flavors already in there from the Belgian yeast which also brought some light fruit character of peaches and oranges. The moderate Brett is a little horsey and a little bubblegum but unmistakable. There is a slight plum character as well. The hops bitterness is moderate and bring an earthy character to the flavor. The balance is fairly dry with just a little bit of sweetness while the finish runs out to very dry.

M: A medium-light bodied beer with moderately-strong carbonation.

O: A funky, spicy Saison with an enjoyable addition of Brett and rye character.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 21:11:45 | More by MadScientist
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 03:32:39 | More by stortore
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-26-2013 18:25:43 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-24-2013 20:41:08 | More by DanGeo
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 13:36:54 | More by lunarbrew
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2013 23:16:42 | More by CanisMajor
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-21-2013 18:41:12 | More by LI_PO12
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ElSid

California

3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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A: Liquid sunshine with amber hues in poor light. Sticky and fluffy white foam made up of variable sized bubbles. Lacey cling on the glass.

S: Solid grain with highlights of rounded spice, honey, banana, and bright fruit. Some faint alcohol vapors appear as the beer warms.

T: Banana, apricot, and crisp apple open and quickly transitions to a grainy malt foundation. The funky middle gives way to a spicy bitterness and hints of phenol. The bitterness builds to the finish and is joined by alcohol warmth.

M: On the light side with good syrupy linger and carbonation.

O: A bit more daring with more pronounced flavors when compared to Dupont. A respectable American take on the Saison sporting more hop bitterness and a higher ABV, but in the end I'll be reaching for the Belgian touchstone.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 03:49:38 | More by ElSid
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-21-2013 00:04:49 | More by ADTaber
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-20-2013 22:08:41 | More by johntfox
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-20-2013 04:17:26 | More by Kmat10
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NJB145

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-20-2013 00:31:57 | More by NJB145
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-19-2013 17:46:08 | More by jtladner
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Chugger

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2013 15:05:14 | More by Chugger
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Ish1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-18-2013 18:05:24 | More by Ish1
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-17-2013 15:30:32 | More by twenty5
Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.