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Samuel Adams Rustic Saison - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Rustic SaisonSamuel Adams Rustic Saison

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BA SCORE
77
okay

516 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.35% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-10-2011)
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mocktm

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This week's cheap $6.99 growler fill of the week at Bellport Beer in Bellport, NY. Being the enthused Saison fan that I am, combined with the fact that I credit Sam Adams for being one of the beers that brought me into the craft scene, I jumped on it.

Into a traditional pint glass, the beer appears a transparent light golden yellow with a finger or so of chunky white head. Decent lacing as the head fizzles down to practically nothing but a flimsy film.

Nose is full of strong and phenolic yeast aromas for the most part. Slight lemon citrus notes, some wheat, and a barely noticeable hop presence are also there, but just not well defined. Definitely smells like a Saison, just not a particularly pungent and well balanced one.

Taste is medicinal and grassy up front with a slight hop bitterness throughout. Lemon and apple tartness take a more prominent role to match the yeast mustiness. A little watery, but not bad.

Light to medium bodied and with very easy drinking and refreshing qualities. Crisp with a dry finish; good session beer, especially for summer, although a bit boring and muted for the style.

Overall, a valiant crack at the style. However, given that there are much much better options available for only a bit more bank, this one will not be a regular for me. Still glad I tried it though.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2011 17:15:30 | More by mocktm
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Samuel Adams Rustic Saison from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.