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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3685) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2015 As The Bruery Saison Rue, 75 cl bottle at 9.5% ABV, is this really the same beer like the site claims? Anyway: an attempt at strong saison by this famed brewery, pouring a beautifully warm and deep, glowing peachy orange blonde colour, lightly hazy, misty with deposit, bearing a firm, lacing, off-white head, thinning under influence of the alcohol but still retaining well. Aroma has a lot of blood orange, rosehip tea, freshly fermented farmland, a weird chlorine-like smell, moscatel wine, marmelade, vanilla, cognac, galanga, overripe or even almost rotting peach and a whiff of pink grapefruit. Candied orange sweetness in the mouth, strawberry jam and honey sweetness as well, lean and supple body, bit bready and oily, caramelly malt sweetness, finishing in herbal hoppiness, bittering but gently so, with primarily lingering caramel malt sweetness, juicy, paired with noticeable alcohol heat, brandy- and liqueur-like, but not becoming astringent. Interesting and characterful beer, very rich sipper, but closer to a Belgian-style barley wine (if such a thing exists) than to actual saison. But then, how is saison even defined these days? I am still pondering about that, now that every serious brewery in the western world seems to have one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Embouteillée en février 2014, bue après un peu plus de 18 mois. Gushing volcanique digne d’un film de catastrophe. Je recommande d’avoir sous la main au moins 2 verres pour ne pas trop en perdre. Robe orangée légèrement trouble, quelques particules en suspension, un col de mousse titanesque et poreux qui s’évapore rapidement. Dentelle epaisse et collante. Arômes d’abricot, alcool, malt caramelisé, oranges confites, vin rouge corsé et vieux cuir. Comme indiqué sur la bouteille, les effluves de houblons sont plus effacées après le vieillissement. Ne subsiste qu’un léger côté de citron et pamplemousse en arrière-plan. En bouche, les arômes reviennent. Beaucoup d’abricot sur fond d’alcool épicé et chaude. Très malté et encore ce goût d’oranges confites. Un peu de toffee, cuir, zestes d’agrumes, tanins de raisins. Finale plutôt brève, amère et alcoolisée. Texture assez épaisse, corps rond et huileux. Très bon goût mais je crois qu’elle est beaucoup mieux fraîche. Le goût d’alcool trop prononcé et le gushing lui ont fait perdre quelques points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma: Roasted caramel, candy sugar. Flavor: Like a well-blended triple with candy sugar, bready, "rye."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2015
On tap at Bruery. Pour is hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is peach, apple, and funky/spicy yeast. Flavor shows stone fruit, biscuit, ginger, white pepper, and funk. Overall body is light to moderate and the finish is spicy/dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Cloudy golden brown, nice white head. Aroma of apricots, yeast, dates, pepper and spice. Flavor of rye, yeast, wheat, peppercorns, earth and grapes. Full, spicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1293) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: hazy amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell : sour, farmhouse style. Fruity notes as apricot and peach. Bettranomynes yeast finish. Taste: good malt taste, nice sweet attack well balanced with the apricot taste. Sour yeast finish. Aftertaste: astringent and dry, small sweet finish. Really nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2912) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bomber. Fruity blast in the nose -- sweet apples, light peach, bit of banana, and some light funk. Bright golden straw color. Smooth sugary fruit, mid-palate fizz-up of rye and peach, brief bout of sweetness, and then settles. Pleasant, not so funky. Tastes vaguely like a tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1624) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
750 ml bottle, bottled on 04/11/14 (labeled as Saison Rue). Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half white head that lingered around a little while. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like orange peel, apples, pear, peppery and rye spice, and some earthiness. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there’s the addition of some banana, funk and bready/grainy malt. The rye spiciness kicks in more as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s easy to drink and is well carbonated. I thought was an enjoyable and refreshing brew, I liked it. $10.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (976) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, yeasty, citrus, lemon. Taste is lemon, citrus, banana, sweet. Great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12350) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
Klares kräftig goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, süß malzig, geringe Säure. Geschmack süß malzig, holzig, Trauben, alkoholisch, Honig.

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