Saison Rue | The Bruery

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Saison RueSaison Rue
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by DoubleJ on 05-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,797
Reviews:
568
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
351
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: large frothy head that took a while to reduce on a cloudy golden with copper hue body and full lacing.

S: lots of tropical fruit, yeast, some herbs. Simple but full

T: tropical fruit mostly pineapple, yeast, herbs, bread dough, candy sugar.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation, a little creamy.

Overall: a very nice Saison, full nose body and flavor. Excellent representation of the style.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BKBassist
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of smonice
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TallSaint
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of conpen
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of Grinky
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of g_jenkins
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of quetzal013
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tdm168
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - orangish with a big, white head that has great retention

S - spicy, peppery, funky

T - spices, fruity, citrus, funky, pineapple

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice saison though the flavor was a bit lighter than I had expected or would have preferred. It was still a solid beer that I enjoyed. I'm not sure I'd seek it out again, but I'm glad I had it once.

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Photo of JasonSiedman
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of cletusdog
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of KhangGarrett
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of zadams1
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of od_sf
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of BWH999
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Danny1217
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a big white head. Excellent retention and lacing. A beautiful looking beer.
The Belgian yeast gives off banana and clove scents. The brett gives a bit of a funk. A bit of a pale bready smell as well as a hint of citrus.
The taste has a slight brett funk, but not too much. Actually incredibly refreshing and smooth on the palate. A touch of banana and clove as well as lemon rind. Strong carbonation, medium body.

An incredibly enjoyable beer. I can hardly believe it is 8.5% alcohol, yet so refreshing.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ACY73
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of davelag
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Saison Rue from The Bruery
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,797 ratings.
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