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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian Style Ale Brewed With Rye and Brettanomyces Our rustic, deep golden California farmhouse ale is brewed just a few times a year to celebrate the change of the season. Enjoy!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2009
One of the better Saisons I’ve ever had. Big alcohol, but all hidden. A very tart citrus saison, not as savory/salty as others. Good spices, present funk/sour. Very full flavor, not watery or thin at all. Although it had good carbonation, it was not a light bubbly beer, this was a heavier, although relatively dry Saison. Delectable to drink, wish I had more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (558) - - AUG 22, 2012
Delicious. A mild yet flavorful saison, good maltiness, not Bretty, effervescent. Tastes a bit like a tripel, a touch too much heat. Tasty and refreshing bite on the tip of the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Pours a murky, brownish orange. The aroma is spot on Belgian. Notes of yeast, spice from the rye, a nice grassiness, an almost tart aroma. The flavor is rich and bold, with the rye note coming on strong. This beer is dynamite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (551) - - JAN 13, 2013
Very light horse blanket smell. Hazy copper color with three finger head. Taste is slight apricot or peach, sweet, with a little maltiness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2009
Hazy light amber colour with a dense white head. Aroma is fruity and nutty with light brett. Flavour starts rather sweet and fruity with subtile brett and minerals, nutty, light bready. Ends on a slightly chemical bitter note. Medium on the palate with proper carbonation. Perhaps a tad too sweet for my taste with some sharp chemical notes here and there, still very drinkable though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2010
750mL pours a cloudy pale orange/dark gold with a tall, fluffy white head. Aroma is estery with a little wet blanket funk and a nice variety of spices layered on a little leathery fruit. Flavor is wild, with the rye imparting a woody boldness and the Brett adding crazy complexity. A hint of booze pops up right at the finish, as the rye and Brett settle down and the wonderful malt and yeast base shines through. A worthy contender to the throne of Boulevard’s Saison Brett, but not quite ready to start an uprising.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2010
No Brett to speak of in my example. Spicy taste, beautiful creamy texture, if you like rye a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Floback (522) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a golden body under an inch of white head with visible carbonation rocketing from the bottom. Head has good retention Very yeasty and doughy aroma, filled with lemons and soap as well. Flavors are clean and simple: wheat, subtle astringent alcohol, more grains and yeast, and banana. The body is light and carbonation is lively; a bit too fizzy for my taste. This is a decent attempt at a saison and my second try from this brewery. I believe I enjoyed their witbier better than this, but Saison Rue is still worth a taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2010
750ml. Pours hazy staw and a fuming head. Aroma is tart and sweet with a hint of earth. Mouthful is a well rounded earthy tart balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KornDogg (521) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Brett and Rye aroma. Clear golden body with tall, fluffy lasting head. Nice carbonation. Flavor begins off sweet, filled with floral notes. Brett and rye soon follows. Overall dry, yet smooth and well balanced.


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