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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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1,453 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,453
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 158
Gots: 226 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

aoampm, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

rhynosorus, Sep 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Thunderwood77, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Mneme1984, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

bikesnbeerFtc, Sep 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

smithj4, Sep 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

crob3888, Sep 07, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%

animal69, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

A: Clear golden-straw body, ample carbonation and a white intractable head. Leaves rings of sticky lace.

S: Mostly yeast funk, a little bit of biscuit, lemon and melon fruits, possibly contributed by the hops.

T: Same as the nose. Funk with a bit of spice backed by bland bread notes prevail, with only a faint glimmer of exciting fruit or anything else really. As sharp as the funk is, the brett doesn't seem to have had much effect, at least with this very very small amount of aging.

M: A little filmy, but light-medium bodied and carbonation keeps it refreshing.

O: With a combination of muddled and standard flavors, this beer let me down in a stunning fashion. While a good example of a traditional saison, I was expecting a little more from the Bruery; maybe some sour characters, lower ABV for clearer flavors, or a little wider array of flavors. I'm all for subtlety, but 'funk' is a flavor that can wear on me pretty quickly.

1000lbgrizzly, Sep 06, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle poured into chalice

Copper liquid with Vibrant with strands of yeast creating floating clouds of foam

Great aroma:deep, dark rich fruits. Plum, figs, raisins and black licorice

Taste of deep rich fruits with licorice

Full body

Great beer , worthy of storing in your beer fridge . Repeatable

WunderLlama, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

lovethebelgians, Sep 04, 2014
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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
Saison Rue from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.