Saison Rue | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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

Great beer.Very smooth and perfectly balanced. I noticed the character and earthiness coming through. Nice yeast with a bread-like aroma from the malt. I enjoyed that it had definite structure which lasted through a long finish. One of my all-time favorites. Had it with grilled salmon. Wonderful match.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip

A - Burnt orange color with a sparkling white head that forms a thick whipped cap. Blankets of lacing coat the inside walls of the glass. Just a great looking beer.

S - Dry grass, earthy yeast, lots of floral, stone fruit, peaches, apricots, some pears mixed in. Sweet malts, perfumey clove spice, woody alcohol.

T - Candy sweet malts, Belgian yeast, taffy, citrus and spicy grassy hops mix with the aggressive carbonation to add some bite to the tongue. Fruit esters follow the nose with peaches, apricots, and pears. A lemony tang comes out as it warms. It gets more peppery and spicy toward the finish and helps out with those sweet malts. Finishes dry and spicy.

M - Aggressive carbonation smooths out to a creamy/lifting character, heavier body for the style, rich and full, wet and dry.

Complex and well put together. There's alot of yin and yang going on. The carbonation and spice adds balance to the moderately sweet malts. Everything really blends out harmoniously. There were only whispers of Brett character in the form of tartness instead of funk. My only complaint is that it was still on the heavier sweet side of things.
When I sip this I think Belgian Strong Pale Ale, not Saison.

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Saison Rue from The Bruery
Beer rating: 89% out of 100 with 1,797 ratings
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