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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Thick, but seems false. Almost sour. Not bitter or sweet. Not a fan. Belgian style, emphasis on style. While itís not sugary, it could use less honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Earthy, spices, floral, with a lighter fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"pretty nice flavors and aroma for such a light, sessionable ale. floral aroma with some citrus, honey, and spice (clove-like) and a similar flavor, with a touch of other light fruit as well. Not much aftertaste, but a pretty good summer brew."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1552) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfest5 (1163) - 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 isnít 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3924) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2743) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1554) - 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.

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