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Ruth is a light and refreshing American Pale Ale, made with Organic Pilsner malt and Amarillo hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2003
This was just incredible. A very nice saison, not the best I have ever had, but it ranks pretty high, considering I have not had that many of this style. Very spicy, with some lively carbonation, and a very light clean feel in the mouth. This one never gets to complex or over the top, just a nicely balanced saison, that is great for a drinking session, or to share with others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2003
If you want a Belgian session (no I didn't mean saison) ale, this should be your first choice. Lower in alcohol, sweetness and assertiveness than a dubbel/tripel, this is a spicy, tasty, fun belgian style ale. Can't wait to get back to Oregon to buy more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2003
cheers and salut to all HOTdogs labels. ruth is a cactus flower yellow ale, slightly more clear than pineapple juice. head is a zealous thing, billowy white, like that huge plug of cotton in an aspirin bottle-- padding like that makes a cautious three ounce pour look like a festive event. within the bottle were barnacles of yeast that i couldn't coax out. aroma is the aged, sweet sweaty smell of old cedar sauna boards. there's gurgling baker's yeast and lemon, plus moldy basement curtains-- yet strangely very appealing. like chimaybabe says, this is a nice entry level saison. if i study diligently on this for a month, maybe i'll be ready for an orval... delicious flavor, gentle carb, not too sour. white grape sweetness and straw-broom grassy malts suggests an amped, "imperial" weizen filtered through matresses of haunted house cobwebs and served with a twist of lemon rind. quite yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Not quite what I was expecting, but it was light and somewhat refreshing. A good balance of fruit tones and spice to begin with, but the finish was a bit too sour for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3395) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Cloudy yellow out of the bottle with a big head like beaten egg whites. Clean, spicey nose. Too fizzy on the tounge. I don't understand why they label it as an "American ale." It is light with apple, pear and orange fruit flavors. Yeast and spice in the finish with a little sourness. Good summer beer, but there are better saisons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Pours a cloudy gold with nice head, no lace though. Aromas of fruits, alcohol and hops. More hop and some yeast in the flavor. Had a sour alcohol bite. Very pleasing saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
I was surprised taht the bottle says "american ale"--technically that's right, but this is all saison. Light sourness works nicely with its fruity character. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2003
Aroma of green olives and fresh cut wheat. Lasting billowy mushroom-cloud head. Pale ale color tingeed with green. Strong flavors of pineapple, raw hops and moss. A saison for beginners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Nice pear colored cloudy appearance - bits of sediment floating around. Tangy sweet fruity aroma with a bit of a twang to it. Spicy flavor - a little bit more over than top than the few Saisons I have had with extra hoppiness. Has a bit of a peppery taste to it as well. Overall, not the most refreshing beer I have had - odd mouthfeel to it - similar to drinking milk after grapefruit juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Citrusy, slight butter hop aroma. Hazy, hay-colored brew. Lousy label and bottle. Fizzy and nose-tickling. Unpleasantly bitter. Fairly dry. I was looking forward to better.

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