Samuel Adams Rustic Saison - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.47/5 rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On draft. Pours a pale yellow. The head forms quick but does go down just as quick. You can taste the honey and coriander blend towards the end. It's a smooth light not to strong farmhouse. Much enjoyed with some spicy wings.
Not one of the best Sam Adams, but I would do it again!
Serving type: on-tap
03-19-2011 19:07:29 | More by RaginBull
3.73/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer pours a pale yellow with a small that needed to be forced. The heads fades quickly with no remnants at all.
I like the smell, lemony and spicy in an herbal way.
The taste is more of the same but there really isn't a whole lot of it. There is a lingering herbal aftertaste that isn't terrible. My wife who loves the sour,funky beers gave this one a thumbs up.
The flavor lessened as the beer warmed, which is not good on a hot summer day which is when this beer would be best suited.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2011 02:41:43 | More by confer
3.33/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the label.
Straw golden color, faint haze and a thin lacing on top. Spice, medicinal phenols (bandaid), lavender, cotton candy and almonds in the nose. Light slickness on the palate, stuggling crispness within the medium body. Even maltiness from start to finish with a taste of grapenuts within. Phenols flavor and balance with wild herb-like flavors and a mild medicinal back end. Slight twang middle to end with some overripe lemon flavor. Chalky yeast tone and drying maltiness in the end.
While the funk adds a light complex side to this beer it does not seem so rustic ... more restrained IMO. A decent take on the style even if it is more refined.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2011 03:18:05 | More by Jason
Samuel Adams Rustic Saison from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.