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:
350
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Myotus
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 43°F from a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Allowed to warm up to 45°F before reviewing. Consumed on 22May16.
LOOK: Two fingers worth of foam recedes into a half fingers worth within 1 and a half minutes. Dark gold in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are large in numbers and both small and medium in size. Lacing is thick and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of spicy/sour rye and bananas are backed by mild aromas of biscuits, pears, white grapes, earthy yeast, and cloves. Subtle leather, plum, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and fig flavors further add on to this ridiculously complex swirl of aromas.
TASTE: An immediate balance between malt and yeast is achieved as mild rye and banana flavors first strike the palate. Unlike the aromas, which are equally spicy and sour, the rye flavors lean more towards spicy. Mild leather, clove, fig, and plum flavors trail right after as banana and rye flavors grow slightly stronger. Mild flavors of earthy yeast, biscuit, pear, and white grape enter as clove flavors grow much stronger. Subtle orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and bitter hop flavors finally finish off this insane array of flavors as all previous ones maintain.
FEEL: The thickness of the beer lies somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation levels are moderate. Goes down somewhat smooth.
NOTE: I can't think of the last beer that I drank that was this complex. Saison Rue is a multifarious brew that sent my taste buds on one heck of a roller coaster ride. Clove flavors bullied their way to the to spotlight and gave this more of a spice than I wanted. That is just me nitpicking, however; Bruery Terreux has once again created a winner of a brew.

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eire
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ginepiece
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristinc
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobprice
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gman1602
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great take on a saison - pours a nice light copper with lively carbonation, smells of that perfect saison spiciness and funk, taste opens with a light taste of pears and white pepper, then moves into heavier flavors with the rye coming in to literally coat the palate. Finishes a little dry and with a slight bitter bite that matches nicely. Mouthfeel is good for the style with great carbonation to keep things moving. Overall a solid win from the Bruery.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again. Looking forward to that.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kbgratz
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dar482
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a 2014 Vintage. The beer comes forward with fruity notes of pear, hints of citrus, onto peppery spice as the beer is covered by a spicy rye, sweet biscuity malt, hints of floral. Despite the maltiness, the beer dries out on the finish with hints of alcohol coming through.

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Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of IPAbastard760
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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