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RATINGS: 294   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mallons72 (169) - livonia, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2011
I am not a fan. This beer is terrible in my opinion, but I am not a big fan of this style in general.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Easy drinking Saison. Light golden in color, nice aroma and with a nice malt character. Very light Belgian yeast character. Decent light lawn mower brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, chamomile, honey, and tea. Poured yellow/gold in color with a tiny, white head as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, honey, tea, and chamomile. No Belgian yeast flavor. Light to medium body. Lightly dry, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Honey finish is dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2011
A nice golden pour with a thick white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with some malt in there. Flavor is malty with banana and a bit of wheaty flavor also. Smooth and refreshing. A well done beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tac (128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours thivk white head, golden color, medium carbonization. Aroma of straw, dough-bread yeast. Well balanced hop taste, scent of crisp apple, dry at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and florals. Taste is malt, orange, lemon and spices. Decent enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1471) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Tasted from a bottle into a pint glass. This is a good beer but not a great example of Saison. Appropriate orange color, but lacking the dense foam and Belgian lace. Somewhat citrusy, peppery, and dry but not nearly as hazy, fruity, spicy, tart, sour and/or alcoholic as I’d expect from this characteristic farmhouse style. That said, it is a nice, flavorful summer ale with more complexity than most macros. Give it a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
(sampled at the Manitou Craft Lager Festival 8/14/11). Gold color with light cloudiness. Small white head. Moderate spicy yeast aroma with light biscuit and sweet malt. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
bottle - Pours clear gold with a small white head. The aroma is of yeast with banana notes. The flavor is sweet, fruity, and a little spicy. While alright to drink, this brew is a light, underwhelming saison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
12 oz bottle, pale golden color, aroma is sweet and malty with some yeastiness. Some spicyness and to a lesser degree some sweet citrus noted as well. Kind of a typical saison taste, almost sour but balanced out with the spicyness. Palate is average. Not a bad saison, but at a time of year with so many good late summer and oktoberfest beers its not really worth the effort.

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