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RATINGS: 293   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, celery, grass, earth, and wet paper. Flavor of coriander, grass, florals, earth, light spruce, clove, some citrus, and banana with a moderately dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11450) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a white head with yellow color. Aroma is light malt-bready, yeast, floral/herbal. Taste is light malt-bready, wood/grain, floral/herbal hop bite. Drying. Plenty of effervescence.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle from mixed pack at Nugget Market in Woodland, CA. Pours a light orange tinged gold with a creamy/foamy white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity with hints of spice. Med body. Flavor is initially citrus/fruit, then some amount of earthiness arrives, and it finished mildly spicey in combo with the foregoing. Nice. Pleasant. Not as intense as French/Belgians, but very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2011
Draft. Poured clear yellow color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
A golden blonde saison with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a pleasant spiced mix of cloves, coriander, curacao, quite nice and fruity. In mouth, an almost lager like offering with crisp malts overlayed by light coriander, chalky, dissapointing. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, spice, fruittiness and light honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spice, light apple and a hint of honey with a crisp dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted hay, biscuit, light caramel), light hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of boiled peanuts and dates. Flavor is buttered toast and biscuits with lightly roasted caramel notes, peanuts, lightly spicy and minty hops, and lightly tart. Light body and low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish. I think the brewers focused too much on the "rustic" part of this Saison and ended up missing the mark a good bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9100) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft… Mostly clear, yellow ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The subtle nose offers light notes of fallen apricot, coriander and warm pale grains. Light-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is thin and watery with a dash of coriander and a pinch of clove. Short, crisp, lightly spicy finish. Very refreshing, but I could have done without the spicy phenols.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Pale gold pour. Sweet aroma of wheat, honey, caramel, light earthy notes. Flavor is dry, spice, wheat, lemons. Ok.


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