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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle from the summer 12 pack. Not really much here... typical saison look and feel. Fruity easy to drink beer with plenty of carbonation. Typical Sam Adams flavor that is found in every one of their beers. As usual - good enough to be better than anything AB produces.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
clear pale yellow, white quickly disappearing head, lots of lace. not very attractive. nose of spice sweet malt, gingerbread. flavor is spicy, malty sweet, with gingerbread predominating. feels kinda christmasy to me. medium bodied, spritzy mouthfeel, dry finish. a mildly spicy brew but not really a lot of fun. part of a summer sampler case purchased at sam’s club in matteson.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoePeesie (865) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Pours a bright gold with a fizzy white head that fades into a gentle lace. Nose is of hay, floral hops, and ripe summer fruits. Taste is dry crisp and not as sweet as the nose. Nothing special here but it is a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
This poured a clear golden to darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was moldy bread, rotten pizza and dandelions. FLavor as very off and astringent, not funky, but more of a salty seaweed and rotted wood taste. Bleh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
very clear pale yellow, next to no head at all, i tried... quite fruity aroma, fairly sweet, some pale malts, lightly toasty, spicy, one note spicy... fairly lively, light body, easy drinking.. interesting, fruity and lightly spicy up front then finishes toasty, a little sweet... not bad, but i almost wouldnt call this a saison...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap at Papago. Pale gold pour with a foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, malt, honey and fruit. Flavor is similar with a touch of spice and lemons. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Light colored pour, quite clear, with a nice poofy topping. The scent is musty, spicy, earthy, yeasty ... quite complex and seductive. To the casual drinker, however, I’m sure most of this is lost. What a great example of why one shouldn’t drink from the bottle. If you did, you’d miss out on the finesse in this one ... well done, Samuels Adameseses. (#4245, 9/9/2011)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Would drink but not buy. Smells of honey and flowers. Quick sweet hit, followed by a light sour note, then a light dry finish. Something seems slightly out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (2407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a big white top. Aroma is very farmhouse, and not the pleasant part. Taste is weak, thin bodied, mostly yeast and a little spice and nothing nice. Thanks to spinrsx for this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
On tap at the HopCat. A decent saison, yellow with a generous head.Little spicy aroma. A little sour, some pepper. I would be happy if the best beer I could find in the city, but nothing too special.

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