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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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1,577 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,577
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 170
Gots: 269 | 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.
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Ratings: 1,577 | Reviews: 533
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light brown in color with vibrant carbonation. In fact when I popped the cap foam started to rise out of the bottle shortly thereafter and it had not been disturbed prior to that. Good clarity. Thin layer of tightly knit,minuscule white foam on top. The aroma is very inviting and unique. The tartness of Brett blends very well with the spiciness of rye. The flavor dimples carries the aroma forward. The Brett dominates but leaves room for the playful spiciness of the rye. Mouth is pretty carbonated,true to style and with all of those clues prior to tasting it was no surprise.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a fairly lively and cream white head that dissipates slowly. The beer itself is a fascinating color. Instead of the traditional pale gold or straw, the beer is a cloudy and obscure dark orange with hints of brown. The beer smell is divine and unique. The brettanomyces and rye mix very well together along with the earthy hop notes. The bretta provides a nice sweet fruity smell to offset the earthiness and the rye. The beer taste is similar to the smell with stronger and earthy hop notes that mixes well with the rye. The bretta takes off some of the edge and provides a nice nectarlike taste to the brew. The beer feel is smooth and refreshing with biting carbonation but feels a little thick for a saison. Overall, a superb brew that I will get again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First things first I thought I had drunk this before but the no review has left me guessing so lets just review it for future reference and it pours a hazed golden orange hue with a creamy ever present three finger head and lacing as far as the eye can see,the smell is Brett,bananna,yeast and really ripe fruit,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation which perfectly suit and has tastes of yeasty bananna,funky Brett,pears and finished with a mix of bitter hops and spicy rye and overall definately something quite quaffable even given its high ABV cheers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip. Purchased for $12.99. I really wish there was a bottled on date. Pour is brownish burnt orange color with thick white bubbly head. Lots of funk aromas - again really wish I knew the age. Seems way too funky in the nose to be young, and the place I bought it from usually has old stuff lying around for a while. Some hop aroma remains with classic saison yeast notes and deff brett - spicy, rye, and fruity.
Flavor is definitely rustic - caramel malt is very present with a nice helping of wheat and fruity noble hop. Its a very malty saison and the rye definitely gives it a nice kick of spice. Id imagine classic rustic saisons from old world Belgium had lots of rye and whatever else they can grab in it. The mouthfeel is damn near perfect. Super dry and a perfect body - not too heavy and not too light. Its nearly 9% and you can tell it has a kick, but its not overdone. Really a great Saison...really a great example of the style and delicious to boot!

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A- This beer pours a dried apricot color slightly hazy with a lumpy white head and a lazy carbonation.

S- The dry white pepper phenolic leaves with a hint of white cheese rind and a faint brett grapefruit note.

T- The nice dry mellow yeast character takes on a slightly tangy note as it warms with a wheat hint leading to some dried fruit character in the finish. There is a soft brett grapefruit pith note that lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a fizz with a slight spice to it and no alcohol heat is noticed.

O- The nice well blended flavor has some peppery and fruit yeast characters which add a nice depth and it is very easy to finish the bottle. The price is a bit high compared to other with similar character but I enjoyed this bottle.

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