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RATINGS: 840   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6048) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Spicy, Belgian yeast nose. Flavors of all spice and citrus. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2015
750mL bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a robust, pinot noir / barrel - like note with supporting characters of citrus, rye bread, and an emerging banana and cream that comes out with some warmth, and a subtle floral hint. The beer pours mildly hazy with a bronze hue and a dense, white foam head that has moderate light retention and a mild lace. The taste is a medium bittersweet that’s nicely balanced, and a curious, light / medium light sour note. The syrupy texture is cut by a fizzy carbonation. The medium medium body is mostly bitter citrus / grapefruit with a toffee malt backbone. Notes of banana bread and a slight funk come through late. It finishes crisp with woody spice, banana, citrus peel, a dry resin, and some caramel. The aftertaste is dry and clean with rye bread qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1911) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
750 ml bottled on 03/12/14. Unclear orange, lasting firm white foam. Aroma of fruity yeast, tart and citric. Saison taste infused with tangy rye, sweet fruity and spicy, lots of citrus, lean malt, some herb, earth and very faint funk. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1499) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
Aroma is dark fruits, belgian candy sugar, clove and sweet caramel malts. Taste is sweet malts paired with a well balanced bitterness that mellows out smoothly with some yeastiness. Some light spiciness on the tip. Appearance is a hazy gold/orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly. Interesting taste and well balanced overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3085) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy light orange with no head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is tart, wood, and funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1227) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Caramelized yeasty aroma. Flavor is more malty than most saisons. Somewhat spicy but not much. Almost a sweet, fruity, wet wool, barnyard, malty flavor. Very different saison. Good but also a bit odd at the same point. Was hoping for some tartness but none. Funk though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1981) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
With Z, on a miserable hot humid Friday afternoon on the patio, pours a dark clear golden color with a large beige head. Nose is lemony, and floral with funk. Taste is floral with good barnyard funk and balanced nicely between the citrus and floral notes. Finis is dry, long and ends on the same tasting notes. 👍 Qaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Bomber. Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head and aroma of fruits, spices, and hops. Taste is of spices, funk,and yeast with a nice hoppy, citrus, fruity, malt character leading to a spicy, dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4467) - 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 (1120) - 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.

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