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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

528 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +19.4%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Std73, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

pgofman, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden blonde with cornsilk highlights when backlit and a pretty looking, lumpy cream colored head that leaves some nice lace on the glass. The nose is nice, soft banana and lemon zest with a touch of spice and earthy hop notes. Lemon sugar cookie and untoasted grain with a mild hop bite. On the leaner side of medium bodied with a clean citric finish. A fine session beer from BBC, I hope this will be released in sixpack form next year.

biggred1, Nov 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

kingstonma, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

pogoowner, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice golden color with a decent white head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Spicey, medicinal, a little sour, and some hints of malts

Taste: Light malts, spices, medicine, herbs, and some fruit

Mouthfeel: Light body, medium carb

Overall: Not the best saison in the world, but you can't beat it for the price. Seems like "saison light" to me. Mainly a toned down version, but it does have that signature saison flavor. I'm really impressed with this. It is good for the summer, and I'd gladly get more. Easily the best of a very good variety pack. Too bad I can't get it on its own.

MadCat, Aug 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

jharris0624, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

SellaBro1, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Arvo, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been a while since I had any Saison, need to brush up on the style a little.

A -- Clear, pale straw-gold with a sudsy white head that settles slowly.

S -- Mild fruit and honey with very vague DMS.

T -- Mild honey sweetness up front that blends into light clove phenolic character with some mild citrus fruitiness and ends tart to spicy bitter. There is a light clove and bitterness in the aftertaste.

M -- Body is light with a crisp mouthfeel.

O -- Very refreshing on a hot afternoon, but is it a Wit or a Saison? There may be some more study in my future.

steveh, Jun 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

jmathis, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it in goblet shaped glass.

Appearance: Light orange color, good head

Smell: similar to a wheat beer (nutmeg, little banana)

Taste: Similar to a crystal weissbeer, but a bit more sour

Overall I found it to be a good beer for the summer. I also found it to be good with barbeque.

rslomin, Aug 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

tedho21, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

JSkone09, Nov 22, 2011
Samuel Adams Rustic Saison from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.