Saison Rue | The Bruery

Saison RueSaison Rue
BA SCORE
4.11/5
1,800 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,892
Reviews:
570
Ratings:
1,800
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
348
Trade:
11
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,800 |  Reviews: 570
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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/27/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, peach, pineapple, grape, apple, pepper, clove, hay, grass, herbal, candi sugar, rye, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, Brett, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, peach, grape, apple, pepper, clove, herbal, candi sugar, bread, rye, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, rye, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderate male balance; with a good sweetness/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Three Floyds Teku glass

A- Pours a big white head 3 fingers worth, lots of lacing on the sides as the head dissipates. Golden burnt orange color, lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.
S- Belgium yeast right away, spice, nice saison characteristics, clove, banana, burnt sugar, raisins, plums. Alot going on in aroma, i do not catch any notes of brett though.
T- Taste is very similar to the aroma. Has a sweet bitterness on the finish. Spice, clove, belgian yeast, dark fruit notes, no brett in the taste.
M- Medium/light mouthfeel, clean finish, well carbonated, leaves a bland taste in your mouth after every sip.
O- Not bad, i have no desire to revisit this beer on my own again, or would i spend money to buy it again, but it was enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of snaotheus
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of Kerrie
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev -1%
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Saison Rue from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,800 ratings
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