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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,561 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 169
Gots: 262 | FT: 7
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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Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of The Bruery's Saison Rue a few weeks ago for $11.99 at Holiday Market. I've never had a Bruery beer before and I'm interested to see what this brewery is all about, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a tulip.

A- The label looks ok, it's pretty simple and it isn't too eye catching, but it does have some nice information about the beer on it. It poured a cloudy slightly golden orange color that took on more of a burnt orange color when held to the light with almost three fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with some funky brett being the first to show up and it imparts a nice funky barnyard aroma that's a little on the lighter side and it's followed by a vinegar like aroma. Up next comes the fruits which are nice mixture of tropical and citrus fruit aroma with the lemon seeming to stick out the most. Towards the end I get some spicy rye aromas. This beer had a good aroma, both the brett and rye were noticeable, but they weren't dominating.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with some Belgian yeast flavors being the first to show up and they are followed by some brett which is pretty light and only impart a light funky brett flavor with just a slight vinegar like flavor. up next comes the fruits which are the same as they were in the aroma, but this time there's no single fruit that seems to stick out the most. On the finish comes just a little bit of tartness with a slight bit of spicy rye and it had a fruity and Belgian yeast like aftertaste. This was a good tasting beer, but I wish the brett and rye were more noticeable.

M- Smooth, very crisp, pretty prickly, very dry on the finish, medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was good, but it was just a little prickly for me.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, it's still identifiable as a Saison and the brett and rye seem to be in the background, that's not bad, but I found myself wishing that the rye and brett were more noticeable and the belgian yeast showed up in the background. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, very crisp, pretty prickly, very dry on the finish, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, but I think one glass is enough for me any more than that and the prickly carbonation might start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer was nothing, there isn't any aspect that stood out as being better than the others. What I liked the least about this beer was that brett and rye didn't show up more, they were a little light for my liking. I would buy this beer again, but it isn't anything I'm going to stock up on and I would recommend it to anyone who likes saisons with just a little brett to them, the brett doesn't really take out of the realm of the style. All in all I was happy with this beer and I thought it was a nice Saison, but with that being said, I wasn't overly impressed with it and I don't think it's very memorable. This beer made for a nice first impression for the Bruery and I'm interested in trying more of their beers and I would say it's above the middle as far as Saisons go. Good job guys, this was a nice Saison, keep up the solid work.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.56/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Tasty, but I wish it had more body, was more beer-like. Kind of like a tart, sour alcoholic fruit juice.

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of T_Hass
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one-finger off-white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of banana, clove, and earthy funkiness.

T - The taste stats sweet with green apple, banana, pear, and clove. The sweetness gives way an earthy grassiness and some Belgian funk. The rye comes through in the finish producing some spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable at 8.5%.

O - This was my first experience with The Bruery and i'am definetly impressed. A different take on a Saison that is extremely drinkable and well executed.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of cjgiant
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, brettanomyces, rye spice, some tart citrus, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild sweetness from flavors of caramel, rye spice and some fruit that quickly fades into some sour flavors of wild Belgian yeast and citrus. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a flavorful beer worth drinking for a while if you’re in the mood for a Saison that is a bit towards the sour side.

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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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%

Saison Rue from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.