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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,507 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 162
Gots: 241 | FT: 8
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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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/27/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, peach, pineapple, grape, apple, pepper, clove, hay, grass, herbal, candi sugar, rye, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, Brett, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, peach, grape, apple, pepper, clove, herbal, candi sugar, bread, rye, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, rye, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderate male balance; with a good sweetness/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Three Floyds Teku glass

A- Pours a big white head 3 fingers worth, lots of lacing on the sides as the head dissipates. Golden burnt orange color, lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.
S- Belgium yeast right away, spice, nice saison characteristics, clove, banana, burnt sugar, raisins, plums. Alot going on in aroma, i do not catch any notes of brett though.
T- Taste is very similar to the aroma. Has a sweet bitterness on the finish. Spice, clove, belgian yeast, dark fruit notes, no brett in the taste.
M- Medium/light mouthfeel, clean finish, well carbonated, leaves a bland taste in your mouth after every sip.
O- Not bad, i have no desire to revisit this beer on my own again, or would i spend money to buy it again, but it was enjoyable.

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750ml bottle split between two big snifters. Can't find a bottled on or best by date.

Pours clear golden with a huge head, some (but not much) lacing. Lots of carbonation. Very aromatic. Smell is saisonny. Spicy, tangy. Slight hint of dirty dishwater. Apparently I don't know the right words to describe these aromas.

Taste is along the same lines. Dry, but not bitter, light, but flavorful. Slightly tart, slight hint of dirty dishwater, spicy. Something fruity.

Mouthfeel is thick but fluffy. Overall, this seems like a really solid saison, with an interesting little spicy twist from the rye.

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Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.