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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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1,507 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 163
Gots: 244 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ckollias
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bottle out of a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a copper-orange hue with a 3-finger, white, fizzy, frothy head that last forever and leaves a great trail down the side of the glass.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with a malty and fruity background.

T: Very sweet and well balanced malt – with a Belgian candi – and fruity background.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Best farmhouse ale I’ve ever had.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exploded with foam when popping the cap.

A: Cloudy, white/beige tinted, tons of big bubbles, head. Body a cloudy orange with a bright yellow hue. Excellent retention with froth staying put.

S: Funky yeast, heavy lemon citrus, sour tartness.

T/M: Heavier body for a saison style. Rye nor Bret is as detectable as expected. Flavors are blending together with lemony citrus dominating, wishing the bret and saison crispness were more pronounced.

D: Beer tastes too fresh. Would love to age this one for a couple years to develop more distinct flavors. Love the brewery and a funky saison is my current go-to-style but this does not stand out as expecting.

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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to tulip.

A - Medium orange. Cloudy. A generous two fingers of thick bright white head.

S - Bready malts, Belgian yeast, spice, cloves, a touch of funk.

T - A big bready malt base with a good amount of sweetness is met with a big Belgian yeast profile, full of yeast esters, cloves and spice. Some lighter orchard fruit notes come through as well with some apple and pear flavours present. A very slight funk is noticeable in the finish and is just enough to add complexity without being distracting. A great flavour profile. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25.4 fl oz brown bottle served in a tulip.

Caution, this one is a gusher upon uncapping.

Hazy, golden auburn in color beneath a foamy white head. Thick lacing with very good durability.

Earthen, musty aroma with a bright and sharp cherry and citrus tartness. The pepper and coriander spice profile is mild, yet it adds a nice quality to the contrasting aromatics.

A mild, yet complex spiciness begins a pretty 'wild' tasting Saison. The typical farmhouse flavors give a muddiness to the spice along with notes of lightly sweetened wheat and grains. The Brett gives this Saison a welcomed burst of tartness: cherry, raspberry, and orange with just a touch of rich malt flavors in the finish. The subtle brown sugar and caramel flavors melt into earthen flavors in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied. Pretty active on the palate, but nothing too overpowering in that it would take away from the dynamic flavors.

A really unique offering; lots of things going on here in terms of aroma and flavor. Maybe not one that I would order again, but certainly one that I would purchase and cellar to see how time affects the Brett allowing the richer flavors to dominate.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a hazy light straw/golden beer with a fluffy off white pillowy head, dissipates slowly. tons of carbonation in this one. the head hangs around.

S; the brett hits you as soon as your open it, a sour, tart, lemon, funky, barnyard, earthy, funky herbal, lemongrass, sweet, spicy combination of flavors. smells amazing

T: a sweet and funky taste hits you upfront. there is a slight herbal and honey note and the barnyard funkiness plays into it. not much rye, but this might be an old bottle. tart, lemon, earthy components also there

M: tons of nice creamy mouthfeel, great fizzy champagne-like carbonation, and a medium body

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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 1,507 ratings.