ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. This one fuckiní gushed on me; so to stave off any potential losses, I had to pour some into a pint glass, as well.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with plenty of sediment floating about. The head is very frothy, and due to me having little choice regarding an aggressive pour, ends up towering at four fingers high, with a corresponding offwhite shade. The head seemingly retains forever, leaving behind an incredible amount of lacing in my tulip. Frustrations of being unable to drink this immediately aside, this one is extremely beautiful.
S: And the aroma is quite intriguing, also. It starts off with a grassy note, before transitioning to crisp apple/pear/grape esters. I also notice touches of rye malt, helping to accentuate the spice qualities more strongly. I donít notice a massive amount of brett funk, but itís there. Horse blanket, bro.
T: What I notice most strongly on the opening is a combination of spicing and rye malt. The two combine to offer notes of cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, peppermint, and black pepper - dare I compare the flavor profile to a saison crossbred with a winter warmer? The finish is where the brett funk starts to come into play. Initially only offering a bland grassy tone, it grows and accumulates on the palate, developing strong rustic qualities. General fruity esters lurk around the body nondescriptly; I wish they were more vivid here in lieu of all the funkiness. This is my biggest problem - the funk comes off too strongly at times, creating a slight imbalance. I enjoy the complexity, though.
M: This one is a bit heavy. It doesnít necessarily make the beer hard work, just not quite as quaffable as it could have been. Iíd call it quaffable, though, because itís pleasantly dry without any annoying booziness. I canít really judge carbonation too much - when you have to wait 10 minutes to take a damn sip, I doubt there would be much of it left.
O: I know I had a lot to nitpick here, but this is a genuinely well crafted saison thatís quite unique. It just doesnít really hit all my preferences in a saison (I prefer a simpler, hoppier interpretation like Tank 7). But if you like funk, this is a must-try.
SPDickerman (1152) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Smells funky with hints of stone fruits. Taste is funk, hay, white fruits and stone fruits. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and lively mouth-carbonation, Bruery Saison Rue finishes with a lingering subtle funk.
wombat23 (521) - Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source on 6/26/2016. Golden with a white head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is funk, wild yeast, some fruitiness. Taste is similar to nose, with some spiciness. A touch of white pepper. Overall, itís a bit more bland than expected.
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with an explosive, tall beige head; aroma of spice, leather; creamy palate; balanced flavour with a long, light sour finish
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: very sour and funky; Appearance: light straw, clear with large white head that dissipates slowly; lots of lacing; Taste: also much lighter taste than aroma; not a ton of flavor; Palate: medium light body with short finish; Overall: would like flavor to follow nose more closely. Pretty good.
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As "The Bruery Saison Rue"
@ Zombier, Malaga, Spain
A: Hazy golden
T: Malt, citrusy, slightly yeasty.
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unclear orange color. Aroma: wild, yeast, bread, fruits. Taste good: pear, fruits, juicy, wild.
PanMarek (164) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy and golden with a thin foam. Citrusy and musty nose and first taste with a tingly mouthfeel. Good cereal / biscuit malt taste. Finishes with a pleasant acidic tartness. Good combination of rye and yeast.
jhamp9 (1610) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber pour with a big white head. Aroma is dusty brett funk, spice, and lemon. Taste follows the nose with some additional earthiness and breadiness. Dry finish.
thedm (5551) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottled brew from a beer bar poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was floral and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild vinous hop aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of mild citrus mildly vinous floral crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
Douberd (4630) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bruery Terreux Saison Rue) Bottle 750 ml as The Bruery Saison Rue, bought from De Molen bottleshop a couple of years ago. Served into a teku, ABV 8.5%
Deep orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with good activity in it. Tall biut frothy off-white head, with average retention.
Aroma has light malts, old wood, light citrus, kind of medicinal alcohol, yeasty notes, light pepper.
Nice taste, mostly sweet Iíd say, with malts, floral notes, apricot, wood, alcohol.
Medium thin body with good carbonation.