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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Duvel in a Duvel glass? No, itís Saison Rue by The Bruery! And itís more and different than that comparable chaotic lacing, thick white head, and lively golden body of Duvel. My only complaint is that Saison Rue is too dry and bready and the sweetness that is there is somewhat like what one tastes from Pixy Stix. Otherwise, the well-carbonated, lightly creamy brew does great due to its awesomely balanced flavors. Very true to style and I do like the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1037) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured from 750 ml champaign bottle - Heavily carbonated silty amber with long-lasting foamy head releases a bouquet of citrus and plums. On the tongue, Iím getting an overwhelming amount of bitter orange and bitter hops in general. Complex? Maybe, but doesnít come close to the much cheaper and delicious Ommegang Hennepin. The Bruery extracted $10 + from me for the bottle and Iím left feeling disappointed.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1037) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Hazy golden, almost amber pour. Thick white head, faded to a light ring. Aroma was very earthy and rustic. Some fruitiness, rye and light caramel. Flavors were also on the earthy side, very fresh and pleasant tasting. The brett added a nice underlying tartness, light funk that really set this one apart. Not a traditional saison. Very nice.

3.8
   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 Iím 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 4, 2010
Really solid saison. Sweeter and stronger than most, but much more balanced. Finishes tart and dry, very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Getbetter (1025) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
From a bottle,orange in color,biscuit flavor,a little sour,minimal head, thin body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pale orangey yellow pour with a large white head. Aroma is yeast forward - phenolic and spicy, lots of lemon notes, grassy hop notes, very clean and traditional - though slightly more citrusy than you would expect. Taste is similarly traditional in its approach. Phenolic yeast notes, some estery sweetness, lots of citrus and lemon notes, just a tad funky and farmhousey. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1023) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
750 ml bottle from Total Wine in Tustin ($10.99) about eight months ago. Pours a golden amber hue with big white foamy head. Aroma of musty yeast, sweet-ish biscuity malts, and some mellowed out citric tones. Though not very strong in the nose, there is a very noticeable amount of funk in the taste. Flavor also includes fruit (both dark fruit tones along with the aforementioned mellow citrus) and some spice. Dry finish with a certain sharp / tangy quality -- not sure if that is coming from the Brett or from the hops. Very good. (351, 305)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1022) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Hazy yellow with big cottony head. Some barnyard in smell with citrus. Apricot or peach taste up front with slight funkiness. Herbal and some rye bitterness with spicy pepper and slight tartness in finish. Moderate mouthfeel that finishes dry. Not bad for my first saison but need to try more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2009
sampled @ grape & gourmet. pours a very nice dark amber with a fluffy, cream head and solid lacing. aroma was very nice and certainly bretty with notes of spice, apple, cinnamon, coriander, and a hint of citrus. flavor was outstanding with a great blend of tart, spiced apple, dark pumpernickle bread, brett funk, a touch of sugary sweetness, and a bit of lemon zest. palate was medium bodied and highly carbonated with a lively mouth feel. overall, a delicious brew.


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