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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12oz bottle -

Found in the Samuel Adams Summer Styles sampler pack. Another huge thank you to Boston Beer Co. for continually spreading the craft beer love and giving people the opportunity to try a style that they’d normally not try. This beer wasn’t anywhere close to being a quality Belgian saison, but so what. It was quite tasty, approachable and a good introduction to the style for new folk. The aroma had a phenolic yeast angle to it, slightly grassy, light citrus, wheat cracker and pepsper notes too. Wheaty flavor, with a hint of biscuit/doughy malts, grass and slightly earthy. Very nice, very enjoyable.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a golden color with white head. Coriander, funk, spice, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a floral note.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
Maybe the least remarkable Saison there is. This is what happens when a large brewer tries to make something for the masses that isn’t very easy to make. A dumbed down version of a style that combines elegance and effervescence when completed well, i.e. Dupont and Hill Farmstead

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at TJs on 05/07/2011. Mostly clear golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet spicy and lightly fruity aroma with some caramel. Dry spice, grainy and fruit flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3685) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Clear, orange peachy colored, with an ok off white head. The smell is perfume, light florals, lavender, and some wheat. Weaker in smell and taste than expected. The taste is rather bland for a saison, somewhat like a weak floral malt tea. Easy to dri

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
July 2011. Bottle. Middle of the road saison. Not good, not bad. Very drinkable and refreshing. Affordable if you just want to try the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, fruit and spicy yeast. Flavor was light malts, floral hops, citrus, spicy yeast a bit of honey and had a touch of spices with a dry and refreshing finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Aromas of spice, grass, light yeast and rotten veggies. Flavors of coriander, grass, light floral hops, light malts and a touch of banana. Slightly vegetal finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1411) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle->SA glass. Light hazy gold with small white head. Aroma is herbs with some fruit and spice. Thin, not complex as a saison should be. That said, it is unoffensive and drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Not a bad effort by SA, but ad usual finihes dirty. Wheat/yeat funk aroma and light mouthfeel. Slight spice and generous carbonation. Just meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a goblet. A: A light hazy straw with a nice off white 1 finger head with solid retention. Leaves a nice sheet of lace down the glass. S: Slight yeasty smells rise up from this glass with a citrus peel back note. T: I’m getting the funky yeast from the nose with a more grassy backbone. Some slight citric esters are present as well. The taste is severely dominated by the yeast though. M: Light bodied with an oily bland taste left on the palate. Medium carbonation as well. O: I was disappointed with this brew. The taste was pretty bland and one dimensional. I really had to search around to find anything other than the funky yeast. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-10-2011


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