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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,536 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,536
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 168
Gots: 255 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer. A delicious alcoholic aroma reminiscent of a sparking white wine. Some subtle malt and yeast characteristics noted in the aroma as well but it is dominated by the sweet smell of fruity alcohol. The flavor of this brew is absolutely amazing there is some straw like malt presence but I was really blown away by the unmistakable fruity characteristics of this beer. This is really something else, a lot of very interesting things are going on in this brew that i cannot even explain. This is more of a fine wine than a beer. Mouthfeel is perfect, nice and dry. Fuck Miller High Life this shit is the real champagne of beers.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance. the appearance of this beer is nothing short of beautiful, light straw in color, with streams of bubbles that rise quickly to the surface, RIDICULOUS, head, thick, sticky, three fingers at least, that last the whole way.

smell; the smell is somewhat sour, with mild fruit and yeast.

taste; flavor is mellow. very similar to smell, classic belgian yeast, slightly sour, a little yeasty, some orange flavor as well.

mouthfeel. nice carbonation, very smooth, not too creamy but not exactly crisp, matches the taste well.

overall; not bad, but failed to leave a significant impression. worth trying and and real fans of light belgian ales will be very pleased.

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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Bruery Saison Rue

Appearance: orange gold, medium-large head, and good lacing.

Smell: yeast and light fruit.

Taste: bitter yeast and grain.

Mouthfeel: medium and bland.

Overall:
This is not a great example of a saison. It it fairly bland and bitter. The alcohol is very prevalent and the taste is pretty raw. After drinking a good portion, it smooths out to being decent.

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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.