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:
1,795
Reviews:
567
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
352
For Trade:
11
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle split between two big snifters. Can't find a bottled on or best by date.

Pours clear golden with a huge head, some (but not much) lacing. Lots of carbonation. Very aromatic. Smell is saisonny. Spicy, tangy. Slight hint of dirty dishwater. Apparently I don't know the right words to describe these aromas.

Taste is along the same lines. Dry, but not bitter, light, but flavorful. Slightly tart, slight hint of dirty dishwater, spicy. Something fruity.

Mouthfeel is thick but fluffy. Overall, this seems like a really solid saison, with an interesting little spicy twist from the rye.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and a hint of apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer fairly evenly with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spicy rye with light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and some light aromas of brett barnyard funk.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts along with an earthiness contributed from the Belgian yeast. There is a light to moderate amount of rye spiciness that intensifies towards the finish and there is a spiciness as well. Light amounts of brett flavors including a hint of tartness and barnyard funk are present as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This one has a really interesting but rather intense flavor that makes it a sipping beer even though the alcohol is well hidden. Nicely constructed with the brett being a more subtle contributor to the flavor/aroma rather than dominating.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a not very attractive orange with a brownish undertone. It was turbid but the brown color gave it a dirty appearance. When held to the light though it was all orange and golden. Fat white head of foam the fell slowly and left a ring and cap with a layer of bubbles on top. refreshed itself and left great lace.

Nose is rye. Peaches with a faint hint of clove. Earthy and woody. There is some terrific bread with a honey sweetness and no alcohol on the nose. Sweet fat malt that even smells plump. Perfumey with a bit of citrus but nothing well defined and a little pepper. Faint clove.

Taste follows the nose all the way. Mouthfeel is sticky and a bit heavy. The drink is perfumey with the ripe peach and some apricot. It's tangy on the tongue and there's a robust spice character that really adds depth to already rich bread. The pepper is there to tickle at the back of the throat and the clove remains faint.

This was definitely a surprise to look at but it drank deliciously. It had a dry and earthy yeast that took a back seat to all the sweetness of the fruit and malt. There was a faint woody quality that I thought was very pleasant. Bit of alcohol warmth in the drink but nothing too overdone. The rye sour notes were great with the peach and the after taste was dry and malty.

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Saison Rue from The Bruery
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,795 ratings.
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