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Saison Rue - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,203 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1203
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2008)
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy yellowish orange with lots of carbonation and a big white head. Nose is faint with grain, yeast and thats about it. taste is spicy with hints of pepper, belgian yeast, hops. Mouthfeel is spicy, warming with the ABV and spiciness increasing at the end. Drinkability..this is a good beer but not sessionable by any means.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 02:01:43 | More by barleywinefiend
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this was good, I just wasn't blown away by it. the pour is more clear than cloudy, with a bright yellow color and a nice white head a few inches tall. the nose isn't as farmy as I thought it would be, its more fresh than that, more spring than late summer, more floral than pollen, more straw than hay. its got a grassy light malt aroma and very little spice, almost like green tea. the flavor is very similar with a straw-like complexion, some subtle citrus notes, and a curious yeast that is not what im used to in a saison. its dry and light, floral, not funky and pungent, makes for a very light and peppy beer. there is also a lot of alcohol in this, especially in the finish, where the higher abv is obvious. its not a knock against it, because it actually works well here, but its again not what they style has come to be in most cases. fine carbonation and a body that's almost too light for its own good. a fun beer, probably overpriced, but one that pushes the mundane American saison in a spirited new direction.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 16:42:59 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 6/12/10 notes.

a - Pours an amber color with 1 finger of white head and nice lacing.

s - Smells of fruit, spice, and a little bit of funk.

t - Taste is light fruit, citrus, spices, and a hint of funk.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - An ok saison. A nice smell but the taste was a litt lacking and it was too carbonated. Probably would not have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 23:47:49 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught at the Bruery provisions store in Orange, California as part of a taster. Serving volume was 2 oz. At the time, I thought the serving temperature was entirely too warm, but they're The Bruery, so this can't be attributed to barstaff error. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of decent cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent cloud orange-gold.

Sm: A bit of sourness, very lambic-esque. Light cream. Very estery. Aroma is moderate in strength.

T: Milky and lactic, with sour ester hops comprising the bulk of the flavour. It's a touch salty, but built well if a touch blandly. It's certainly simple, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it balanced. The alcohol doesn't come through, which deserves some accolade.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and moderately complementary of the flavour in the body. It certainly doesn't feel tailored to the taste, but it does a decent job.

Dr: Very drinkable - a feat that is difficult to accomplish in this style and at this high an ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2011 22:49:05 | More by kojevergas
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A capped 750 mL bottle purchased at TJ's Everyday.

A: The ale is sufficiently carbonated, filling my glass with several fingers of foamy goodness. As the head receded patches of lace were left in its wake. The ale is a hazy amber color, lighter with yellow and brown autumn tones.

S: Funkiness runs amok in the nose, with a dry tartness. Lemony citrus follows, a by-product of the brett that is a tart pleasure. Rye adds a spicy element but the sweet, dry, tart fruitiness rules the day.

T: The rye is especially evident when I allowed the ale to sit in my mouth, bready and spicy with a hot finish. The liveliness of the ale did leave a sharp heat on my tongue. As the saison begins to take over, dry anise and coriander are forward, followed by the funkiness. Saison fruitiness is powerful good, dry and sweet behind the funk. More lemon, apricot, and berry flavors take their turn like a beer gang bang.

M: The rye is an inspired addition, spicing up the front of the sip with a zip. The brett intensifies the saison's gamey flavor.

D: I was expecting 'meh...' and got 'wow!' instead. A complex, heady saison that I really like.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 00:48:22 | More by akorsak
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Billolick

New York

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large bottle purchased at WFM Bowery in NYC, for just under $10. No freshness/vintage info. Pours cloudy darker peach under a wildly large and growing off white head. Slowly calms down to a frothy coating and leaves gobs of sticky stickage. Spiced up nose full of coriander, coconut, tropical life savers and pepper. Highly carbonated and that's becoming a hindrance to fully enjoying this one. Notes of pepper, soft ripe fruits and a hint of funk and yeastyness. More lifesaver, some alcohol heat peaking its head in every once in a while. A decent underbelly of peppery, soapy, lemon/lime and coriander notes. A lot going on here, this one really struggled to come together for me like the better examples of the style. I'd like to try a bottle that had been aged for a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 01:38:36 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a dried apricot color slightly hazy with a lumpy white head and a lazy carbonation.

S- The dry white pepper phenolic leaves with a hint of white cheese rind and a faint brett grapefruit note.

T- The nice dry mellow yeast character takes on a slightly tangy note as it warms with a wheat hint leading to some dried fruit character in the finish. There is a soft brett grapefruit pith note that lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a fizz with a slight spice to it and no alcohol heat is noticed.

O- The nice well blended flavor has some peppery and fruit yeast characters which add a nice depth and it is very easy to finish the bottle. The price is a bit high compared to other with similar character but I enjoyed this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 21:56:17 | More by rhoadsrage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.6/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours an orangey golden colour. Head is huge and frothy. Sudsy lacing. Boisterous bubbling. Very vibrant and alive, which is what you want in a saison. Looks pretty interesting.

Nose is big and funky, with huge citrus characters, and a really nice almost smoky malt character on the back. Something solid and very grounded connect with the light and airy saison characteristics. Bit of pepper coming through as well. It has some really pleasant saison characters. Perhaps not as well integrated as some of the best examples, but the malt character grounds it nicely.

Taste is unfortunately quite thin, and rather insipid. Some spice on the front, with a lingering acerbic bitterness and a touch of acidity throughout. But there's no depth to it, no connection with the malt as in the nose - indeed, there's little body or malt on it whatsoever. Just a woody acidity, some funk and a green organic character on the back. And that bitterness, which doesn't really match with anything else. No, it doesn't work for me.

Oh, no. The Bruery has done it again for me. Every time I'm expecting something big, exciting and robust, and there's always an insipidness to their beers. It's happened every time so far, and I'm wondering how long I can continue to stick it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 02:10:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Zorro

California

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold with a very slight amount of chill haze. Tall puffy white colored head.

Smells fruity and spicy. Strong scent of apple. Pepper coriander, plum and a touch of apple brandy. Mild honey suckle and pollen scent. Even milder caramel scent.

Starts out spicy with a fruity flavor. Lots of apple and caramel flavor. Some woody taste and slight bit of mushroom. Slight sourness present but it isn't much. Definite sweet and sour thing here it tastes like a Granny Smith Caramel Apple.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer but not quite a conventional Saison. Very much on the sweet end for the style, don't expect a dry beer like Hennepin is.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 01:47:18 | More by Zorro
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Wasatch

Utah

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to seaoflament for this brew.

750ml Capped

Poured into a chalice a very nice cloudy golden orange/yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a huge three-finger creamy/foamy white head, tons of nice thick creamy sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with a touch of flowery, corinander. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, with a very nice touch of yeast, there's some funky shit going on as well, and corinander. Full/Medium body, the ABV is hidden very well. Very drinkable, another very nice brew from these guy's. Thanks Carlos for this awesome extra.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 22:33:56 | More by Wasatch
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Pours a hazy, dark golden amber/orange color with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger, frothy off-white head. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Slightly funky, earthy aroma with hints of oak, subtle hops, and crisp light fruit.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation up front and slight champagne like effervescence. Earthy and slightly tart with subtle hops and crisp, light fruit, notably strawberry, apple and pear. Crisp, light and refreshing with a creamy presence mid-palate and dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 03:59:56 | More by corby112
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Gusher. What a mess. AFter cleaning up the floor and such...

Poured into a Chimay chalice, formed a 2" off-white head over the cloudy orangey blonde brew. Head lasts like the Energizer Bunny, with thick frothy coating lace.

Aroma is spicy and tart. Taste starts sweet and spicy, apple pie, perhaps, and then in the middle it's like the pie was made with Granny Smiths. But in a good way. Close mellows back to the spices.

Mouthfeel is prickly, slows you down a bit, and drinkability is good, complexity keeps you coming back for another look.

Interesting and exciting brew, and not just because the foam came shooting out of the bottle onto the floor and rug.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 21:08:30 | More by ppoitras
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DoubleJ

California

2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The second half of my Bruery tasting at Hollingsheads was represented by their Saison. Served in a Chimay chalice, on to the beer:

At first, I couldn't tell what in my glass was beer or soup. Very cloudy...no, too soft of a word...foggy, and caramel colored. The aroma wasn't in your face, but was pleasant with saison characteristcs and some clove.

The clove in the flavor were at least interesting, but this beer was very peppery, minty, overspiced, and without the drying finish of typical Belgians. This is a dirty saison. But the worst part of the beer was the finish, where it left an unpleasant bitterness on the palate for way too long.

The good news is this gets better as it warms and there's some potential here, but the bad news is the spice and bitterness of this beer needs to be cleaned up if it's going to compete with the few saisons I've already sampled.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2008 21:43:57 | More by DoubleJ
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle picked up at the Bruery, thanks Pat and Tyler!

Pours a cloudy amber/orange, thick and big bubbled white head forms, nice lacing, good layer and ring, looks real nice! Smell is vanilla wood, spices, rye, bread, sour and lemony, wheat, very dry and excellent aroma. Taste is similar, some vanilla woodiness, spices, rye bread, lemons, wheat, dried ginger, very bready in the finish, light tartness, very nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation, great flavours and really drinkable. I love what the Bruery is doing, classic styles with a new twist. Very enjoyable stuff and some stand up gentlemen. Thanks guys!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 03:04:29 | More by Viggo
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a vibrant dark yellow and light orange, plenty of clarity and carbonation, yielding a solid 1" of head on it, pristine virgin white looking head, good retention, decent lacing. Aroma, powerful, pungent yeast cells, musty, fruity, like all kinds of different fruits.

Taste, highly carbonated effervesence helps keep things light, despite the ample flavor profile. Meandering tartness, lemon, apple, small aspect of caramel malt, the rye apparently also gives this a little bit of heft, the brett is a little bigger as I aged this one for a little over a year. Clove and spice in big form, but not distracting or dominating. A decent amount of sweetness to it. Man, this beer has a lot going in terms of different and competing flavors, but it definitely works.

I'm not a big saison guy, but I liked this one. Really complex, hid the alcohol, just a good example of it. I think I still have one bottle laying around, so hopefully that one continues to brett up.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 20:59:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Bighuge

Minnesota

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

The head of this beer continues to gradually build long after I'm done pouring it. There's a voluptuous cap that keeps growing and growing. It looks very dense and stays put together nicely. The body of the beer is lemon yellow with orange highlights and exhibits carbonation streaking through it with a hurried pace. Nice aroma of honeyed malts speckled with black pepper. Some soft notes of anise and candy as well.

Flavor is very nice. A honeyed and candied malt base provides a sweet counterpoint to the herbal and rustic qualities of the hops. Some rye spiciness and cracked black pepper accent nicely. And just a splash of lemon tartness adds depth. Finish is nice and dry and the alcohol is barely perceptible. This is quenching and good and something I'd return to often if it were available around here.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 05:08:09 | More by Bighuge
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a bright golden-orange with a rapidly elevating foamy cream colored mushroom head that bulged upward from the center breaching the glass rim showing its presence of the infectious brettamyoces. Retention was extraordinary having to wait several minutes to continue the pour as the head occupied the greater proportion of the contents. Upon its slow demise, sticky finger trails laced the sides of the glass while a feverishly strong visible carbonation showered upward. There was a great deal of turbidity creating a thick haze.

S: The nose yielded only light traces of musky orange skins along with fresh green shrubbery for hopping. Overall light and clean, though wished it packed more of a punch in regards to funk.

T: The flavor delivered musky damp oranges that was well suited per style. Funky and tart with a brisk carbonation bringing out the bittering citrus hopping. There was a smooth bitterness of lemon flowers and some dry hay notes, im guessing contributed from the rye bringing a dryness to the palate. The finish finds an increasing bitterness of citrus flowers that lingered on well after the swallow. Overall was smooth, tart and funky in nature with a brisk acidic and carbonation nature that suited this beer just fine.

M: lively, dancing on the tongue from the abundance of carbonation. Edgy feel with a medium-full consistency it tingled the mouth and senses making this a good affair.

D: Good drinkability and good regards per style. Smooth, tart and funky. Labeled as a changing of seasons saison I picture this more suited for the cooler fall type drink rather a summer quencher.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 23:39:26 | More by beerthulhu
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Bruery : Saison Rue

Appearance: Bright pale golden color with a foamy white creme freshe of head. Unfiltered but more or less clear with a slight haze. Active carbonation rises to the surface vibrantly. Lace engulfs the stemmed tulip glassware.

Smell: Aromatics of creamy malt, chardonnay like brett notes, flowery hops, and faint rye bread.

Taste: Champagne like, but in many ways more refined. Vineous, grapey qualities with a touch of funk. Tip of the tongue tartness plays well with the peppery and spicy notes from the rye. Dry, effervescent, bubbly, lively brew. Tasty stuff. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Light, airy, dry, prickly, crisp and welcome to the palatte.

Overall: A fine brew, as close to a biere de champagne as it is to a saison. The rye spice and brett make for a nice combination, neither is overstated. This has been in my cellar for quite some time, and could be stored indefinately, as this has showed it can hold up very well.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 07:37:18 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Biergotter Tasting - Day 3. Our host grub broke this one out. Thanks!
Hazed orange with a fine, off-white collar. Quite sticky with lots of lacing. The aroma was spicy with a muted malt character, rye, fruit, fairly fragrant with some earthiness and floral notes. Moderate bitterness, bready with some spicy rye and ripe fruits, lemon, a bit earthy in the malt department. Medium bodied with average carbonation that ended up being quite lively. Light warmth. A solid beer with lots of character.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 19:32:40 | More by DrJay
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle hand written with gray sharpie by Patrick Rue. Shared by Darrell. Thanks man!

The beer is a very hazy yellow hue with a massive head that has excellent retention and leaves ample lacing on the glass. There is a copious amount of sediment floating aimlessly about. The aroma is of Belgian yeast, floral scents, malts, yeast, spices, oranges. The beer is quite flavorful and bold. It's definitely a solid beer and a good example of the style. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 02:08:39 | More by Huhzubendah
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A dark opaque somewhat muddy brown and red bronze colored body, with some nice rising faint white carbonation. Head is creamy white and frothy, with three fingers deep and a real creamy settling one finger collar puck while settling.

Nose is interesting. Small hint of fruit sensing musty grape, and a nice little bit of toasty caramel, and maple like sugar. Quite an interesting nose for a saison, but missing some of the farm funky stench and yeasty rank character. But otherwise very unique and enjoyable.

Palate hits with a real creamy mouthfeel. Hints of mellow cream and dairy softness on the palate. A sharp hint of pepper brett but it is quickly subdued by a nice thick caramel sweetness. Surprisingly doesn't taste rye spicy or fruity. A hint of playful soda carbonation but very downplayed which is nice and not taking away from the solid large body of the beer.

Overall, not what I expect in this style, but this is a very well crafted and unique tasting beer that is quite memorable.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:46:09 | More by smakawhat
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Bruery beer- thanks for making the state of Georgia one of your distribution points! A very good Saison, a bit on the softer side and quite creamy. A bit unusual, but there is a a fair bit going on here. Pours golden with just a bit of haze and a quite nice, tightly beaded white head that sticks around as a cap. Smells fruity and somewhat tropical, but with notes of white pepper and almonds as well as a whiff of grain and herbs. Tastes soft and a bit creamy up front, with a nice tropical fruitiness, particularly pineapple and passion fruit, and then there is quite a nice little hit of pepper, or more probably grains of paradise, followed by some more tropical fruit and a lightly lemony finish. This is fairly complex, and quite tasty, but not quite as deep and pungent as say, a Fantome. Still, very enjoyable. A little lighter and softer than I'd like in the mouth, it could use a touch more crispness. Very interesting beer and although it doesn't hit every mark, it certainly is a nice achievement.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 01:31:06 | More by Georgiabeer
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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/21/2011

On tap at The Bruery.

A: Slightly hazy yellow gold with a mountain of mousse-like white foam. Retention is very good. Lacing is left all over the glass.

S: Pronounced floral notes with apple, pear, and lemon. Wheat melds with pepper, grass, earth, and rustic notes.

T: Grassy and earthy with a low bitterness. Fruity esters are reminiscent of apple, lemon, and pear. There's a pepper-like spiciness. Great.

M: Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall: This is a very good Saison. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 18:35:57 | More by HopHead84
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:01:37 | More by superspak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and a hint of apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer fairly evenly with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spicy rye with light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and some light aromas of brett barnyard funk.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts along with an earthiness contributed from the Belgian yeast. There is a light to moderate amount of rye spiciness that intensifies towards the finish and there is a spiciness as well. Light amounts of brett flavors including a hint of tartness and barnyard funk are present as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This one has a really interesting but rather intense flavor that makes it a sipping beer even though the alcohol is well hidden. Nicely constructed with the brett being a more subtle contributor to the flavor/aroma rather than dominating.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 23:26:04 | More by dbrauneis
Saison Rue from The Bruery
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