Saison XIII
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

Saison XIIISaison XIII
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3.6 | pDev: 9.72%
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Saison XIIISaison XIII
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stcules from Italy

4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color, good off-white foam.
Good, fresh smell, herbal (nettle?).
Light geraniol notes. Floreal. A light note of toasted grains.
At the taste malty notes, again a very light toasted/biscuit note, then fresh grassy notes, and some fresh fruitiness and floralness.
Average to light body, long and pleasant aftertaste, lightly biscuit, and herbal and floral.
Very good beer.

Oct 17, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, the first new brew from this outfit that we've seen in Alberta in at least a couple of years - more rustic Belgian beer on Remembrance Day - seems about right.

This beer pours a hazy, dark tarnished golden amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and thinly creamy ecru head, which leaves some chunky, high-altitude cloudy lace around the glass as it slowly and lazily recedes.

It smells of grainy pale malt, toasted wheat cereal, middling earthy yeast, a bit of white and black pepper, ethereal light orchard fruit, and some vegetable-like green leafy, floral hops. The taste is more bready, lightly roasted pale and wheaty graininess, a muddled dry fruitiness, still understated peppery yeast, and a growing vegetal and earthy, leafy and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite low and unobtrusive in its wan frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, neither spice nor yeast nor hop deigning to interfere here, as such. It finishes just off-dry, the latent malt sort of brushing off that roasted character, the yeast snapping out of it (unfortunately), and that oft-mentioned veggie essence hanging on like a persistent groupie.

Overall, this isn't much like yer typical saison, no siree Robert - that toasted biscuity thing, while more or less agreeable in and of itself, doesn't exactly scream out 'paragon of the style'. Anyways, it's a big bottle, I've done my time in terms of cautionary exposition, so now I must enjoy the rest of this, while reflecting on family members who have served (my Mom, especially), and trying not to lose it when I eventually hear/read the verses of 'In Flanders Fields'.

Nov 11, 2015
Saison XIII from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 6 ratings