Samuel Adams Rustic Saison | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Rustic SaisonSamuel Adams Rustic Saison

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.35%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 03-10-2011

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First off, too much clarity. But aside from that, its a nice golden color, and a bright white head.

Aroma is nice and spicy with touches of bread and light hops.

Taste Is nothing special to me. Light spicy hops, and year. Pretty average.

Dry, light, crisp and smooth overall.

Average drink. Its ok, but theres much better out there.

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Photo of RaginBull
4.47/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft. Pours a pale yellow. The head forms quick but does go down just as quick. You can taste the honey and coriander blend towards the end. It's a smooth light not to strong farmhouse. Much enjoyed with some spicy wings.

Not one of the best Sam Adams, but I would do it again!

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Photo of confer
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale yellow with a small that needed to be forced. The heads fades quickly with no remnants at all.
I like the smell, lemony and spicy in an herbal way.
The taste is more of the same but there really isn't a whole lot of it. There is a lingering herbal aftertaste that isn't terrible. My wife who loves the sour,funky beers gave this one a thumbs up.
The flavor lessened as the beer warmed, which is not good on a hot summer day which is when this beer would be best suited.

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Photo of Jason
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the label.

Straw golden color, faint haze and a thin lacing on top. Spice, medicinal phenols (bandaid), lavender, cotton candy and almonds in the nose. Light slickness on the palate, stuggling crispness within the medium body. Even maltiness from start to finish with a taste of grapenuts within. Phenols flavor and balance with wild herb-like flavors and a mild medicinal back end. Slight twang middle to end with some overripe lemon flavor. Chalky yeast tone and drying maltiness in the end.

While the funk adds a light complex side to this beer it does not seem so rustic ... more restrained IMO. A decent take on the style even if it is more refined.

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Samuel Adams Rustic Saison from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.38 out of 5 based on 534 ratings.
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