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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 130   ABV: 4.35%
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Samuel Adams Rustic Saison is an incredibly complex yet refreshing beer in the classic style of Belgian farmhouse ales. These blonde ales were traditionally brewed to quench the thirst of farmers throughout the summer months. The unique character of our brew comes from its Belgian yeast that imparts floral, fruity, and spicy flavors. These are layered with a slight earthiness and a citrusy, herbal hop character for a bright and satisfying summer brew.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta. Golden yellow, white head. Aroma of bread yeast and dry malt. Dry flavor, light bodied. Very sessionable. Finishes with a bready character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (922) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2011
Pours yellowish orange color. Smells sweetish. Taste has a mild spice to it but not very saisony to me at all. Pretty decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Pours light gold with a thin foamy white head. Notes of light herbs, banana, grassy hops, crackers, white grape, crisp bready malt, coriander, and citrus. Thin to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2342) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2011
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with the label notched at September 2011. The pour is yellow with a delicate upward bubbling carbonation. Banana, orange, and apple on the nose with a smooth yeast sensation. The body was lightweight. The taste had a sharp dryness feeling. Though it was generally on the mellow side.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (7501) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2011
Pours hazy orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of grain, esters, yeast and lemon. Taste is thin and simple, lemon, banana, and esters fading to a clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy floral nose with hints of citrus. Pours light golden blonde with a thick white head. Crisp and citrusy with an earthy flavor, nice bitterness with a very dry finish. Not too bad for 4%.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
Tap. Light notes of grain, lemongrass and faint soap. Head is large fizzy, white with fair lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear gold. Flavor is moderately acidic to start, and finishes moderatley acidic and faintly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. A drinkable Saison, it just doesn’t go far enough into what the style should be like.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft. Large off-white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some lemon, light banana. Taste is medium sweet, orange/lemon. Undercarbonated soft light-medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 5, 2011
Very odd......how did such a rarely rated beer wind up in a new bar in Tupelo, MS?!?! That being said....this is my favorite style and this really let me down. Pours a cloudy gold without much of a head. Slight aroma, vegetal, yeast, and light citrus. Tastes like someone poured a hefeweizen (My least fave style) in a saison. Very esther-y, wheat, and lemon. Very light bodied. The first saison to hit the state, and meh......not going back for more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Crisp sweet citrus, toast and wheat. A bit sweet and earthy, pepper and yeast. Musk and crisp wheat on the finish. Decent enough.


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