Saison De Ruisseau

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,182
Ranked #23,351
3.86 | pDev: 9.84%
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: We curse daily at this beer because it takes so long to ferment, but it's worth the wait, despite our emotional scarring. This Belgian-style Saison has golden/light copper color, light body, medium hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, medium-low malt flavor & aroma and spiciness from added coriander. Fruity esters dominate the aroma while complex alcohols, acidity, low Brettanomyces character and clove and smoke-like phenolics from Saison yeast.

26 IBU
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 24
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

this is the worst beer i have had from these guys, as they continue to be the most overpriced hit or miss on the beer planet. my goodness this is weak, stinky too fruity and spicy belgian yeast messiness, nothing really saison about it, and if there is brett in here, its young and just getting started, as the beer is still sweet and not very funky. the grain seems stale and watered down at the same time, and the yeast seems to be fermented disturbingly warm, which would not align with the description here. why would it take so long to ferment if it was warm? belgian and saison strains are generally quick workers, and if it was fermented slowly at cooler temperatures, it wouldnt develop all these esters, it doesnt stack up. more of an unfinished belgian pale ale than a saison in my book. its weird with these guys, i get so excited to try their beer because they price it like it should be amazing, and sometimes it really is incredible, but then they put out a disaster like this and carry on. its a real frustration, and it will definitely hinder my rate of exploration of their extensive catalog. i know they can do better than this, and am on the verge of offended by it. on tap at hops and pie, probably still there as i cant imagine anyone having a second one...

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Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-10-08 in Normal, IL at the brew pub.

A - Clear, light copper, 1/2-finger white head with good lacing.

S - Funk, hay, light sour and earthy spice.

T - Nicley tart. Spicy with a hint of burnt sugar. Citrus-tart. Fresh tasting. Moderately sour. All these flavors are in-balance and linger nicely into the aftertaste. Delicious.

M - Light body and high carbonation. Dries nicely and is refreshing.

O - Really a fine brew.

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Photo of match1112
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the champaign location. clear crisp orangeish body. no head just a thin ring around the glass. smell and taste are very fruity and spicy with a touch of earthieness. aromas of apples, bananas, oranges and bubblegum. a little coriander and other spices i couldnt pick out give this a well rounded profile. mouthfeel seemed kinda flat, but very juicy and drinkable. really liked this one, went very well with the swordfish tacos too.

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Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Labor Day camping growler. Giant swingtop genie lamp shape, 67.7 oz. Filled & consumed same day, reviewed early in the day from notes.

It glugs into the glass a murky orange, with a thin skim and ring of larger bubbles at the edge. Spotty halo of lace left on the glass as its consumed. Aromas of bubblegum, summer weeds/wildflowers, sunflower seeds, coriander, grain of paradise. A clean and fresh nose to this saison. Flavors of tart fruit, apple, currant, and banana. Belgian yeast presence, with an earthy vegetal middle. A soapy herbal note that could be coriander. Finish was clean and dry. The lower carbonation and medium body reminded me more of a strong ale than a saison, but still it was interesting and refreshing. Good stuff, i'd drink this again and recommend it.

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Saison De Ruisseau from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings