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RATINGS: 834   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
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Ok, first off I’m not a huge fan of the style. I really do like their interpretation of it, though. Bottle pours somewhat cloudy golden color with thick white head that lasts during the drink. Aroma is spice and brett. Grass and biscuit seemed mixed in as well. Stingy mouthfeel from the carbonation. Flavor is smooth. Grass, white pepper, biscuit, mixed in with some barnyard and hay. All in a smooth way. This is a really good beer! Finishes dry and leaves me wanting another bottle. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours a hazy golden color with a thinwhite head. Aroma was spicy a little grassyand some biscuit. Flavor was similar. Very spicy with a nicesmall bt of funk. Very nice easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1767) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2009
750 mL bottle purchased at Total Wine in Chesapeake. Dark orange pour with a huge foamy white head. Bready aromas with a noticeable lemony tartness. Floral hop bitterness and bretty sourness are the most obvious flavors. Certainly tastes like a saison and the brettanomyces really cuts down on the sometimes offensive horseblanket/barnyard characteristics of a typical saison. One of the best saisons with brett I have tried. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Sune’s. Cloudy amber - white head. Rye, ryebread, sweetness, fruity, sticky body, licorice, bretty notes, anis, piney.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Sune. Hazy golden coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of berries. Fruity flavour of spices and yeast with notes of liquorice and alcohol. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Poured from 750 ml vessel, compliments of Sir DrBayern (Mahalo Matt), a cloudy dark straw colour. Aroma pungent of barnyard goodness, bretts most evident. The flavour was of lemony herbage, as malty hops resonate through the carbonation. Really great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Nice honey amber colored liquid with hints of copper. Massive, thick head of white foam. Fantastic retention and thick clumpy lacing. Big funky esters hit me in the face. I can tell that there are some cloves and light fruit notes in there, but man are they hard to get to. Very yeasty with a touch of earthiness. Little bits of lemon and some white pepper. Big, butterey and yeasty profile. A nice sweet maltiness that was not really in the nose. Definite pepperey spice mixed with cloves and corriander. Light hints of citrus fruits and dry hops. Those funky, fruity esters. Nice and creamy. Smooth and easy to drink. Good medium body. This would be a special occasion kind of beer, for me. I could drink it, just not that often. The esters and the hops combine forces against my pallette, and I must retreat. A good saison, just not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
750mL bottle. Pours a rather hazy, medium tannish-brown color; huge off-white, foamy head with excellent retention and lacing; enormous amounts of head here; gorgeous pour. The aroma’s a bit disappointing here: some light esters and candy-necklace / sweet-tart notes, but underwhelming; a bit o’ lime. I didn’t realize this saison was 8.5%... Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense, underdeveloped sugars, assertive rye notes, and rather light ester profile; sharp carbonation, solid acidity, this seems to almost cut at the tongue; lots of bubbles; certainly way heavier than a saison should ever be, this drinks like a heavily (over) carbonated, underdeveloped belgian strong ale; not without pleasures, but over-the-top, rough upfront, and just plain messy presentation. Long finish of basic sugar, light pepper notes, warming rye and brown sugar. Way below the Saison de Lente, which was lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a light copper color with a medium whispy off-white head which leaves a few solid streaks of lacing. Aroma is light citrus, orange zest, some belgian funk, and Bret. Taste is your typical solid Saison affair with a nice citrus kick which makes it flow very well. One of my favorite Saisons!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pous a hazy cloudy light golden color with medium thick white head. Aroma is of light citrus notes, slight musty yeasty, and light malt character. Taste is light citrus, light barnyard funk, some musty yeast, and light notes of light malt. Finish is pretty well carbonated with the effervescence being ever so bubbly. Finishes sweet with a funky finish showcasing the brett. First The Bruery beer and definitely love it!

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