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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Huge golden pour with a foamy white head. The head lingers and leaves some fat lacing behind when it finally goes. Aroma of flowers, sour funk, bubblegum. The flavor strikes me as a bit imbalanced. Up front there are some nice sour fruit/earthy spice notes, but the finish is far too bitter. I think the combination of rye and whatever hops they are using here overpower the better, funky aspects of beer. Still quite good, but not perfectly balanced.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2726) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bomber. Fruity blast in the nose -- sweet apples, light peach, bit of banana, and some light funk. Bright golden straw color. Smooth sugary fruit, mid-palate fizz-up of rye and peach, brief bout of sweetness, and then settles. Pleasant, not so funky. Tastes vaguely like a tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1551) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
750 ml bottle, bottled on 04/11/14 (labeled as Saison Rue). Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half white head that lingered around a little while. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like orange peel, apples, pear, peppery and rye spice, and some earthiness. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there’s the addition of some banana, funk and bready/grainy malt. The rye spiciness kicks in more as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s easy to drink and is well carbonated. I thought was an enjoyable and refreshing brew, I liked it. $10.99 a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (904) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, yeasty, citrus, lemon. Taste is lemon, citrus, banana, sweet. Great

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
Klares kräftig goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, süß malzig, geringe Säure. Geschmack süß malzig, holzig, Trauben, alkoholisch, Honig.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (185) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a golden, straw body with off-white head that dissolves rather quickly. Nice sticky patches of foam. Aroma is yeasty esters, light fruits, bananas, and flowers. Slightly sour taste, white grapes, pear. Some funkiness combined with sweet bready flavors. Spicy funky finish. Very pleasant bucolic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (431) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Bouteille achetée à La Mise En Bière - De couleur dorée avec une fine mousse blanche crémeuse - Au nez des arômes fruité d’agrume, kumkwat, orange, une bonne présence de bret, épicée, des arômes de malt que je n’ai pas l’habitude, de biscuit - En bouche des arômes de fruit confit, raison sec, d’épice, toujours une note d’agrumes, de biscuit - Corp moyen, amertume légère, bonne carbonation, douce, final fruit sec biscuit, bière complexe et extrêmement bien réussie, délicieuse

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (651) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap at brewery. Cloudy orange with white head. Some sour nose and citrus. A bit metallic. Citrus and tart. Decent body. Pretty good but I expected more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
750 mL bottle from 2013. Pours a somewhat murky golden amber with a white head. Red apple aroma, slightly tart, with some warm cinnamon spice. Apple flavor, again lightly tart, some candied flavor, a little yeast, tartness, brettiness, and again a bit of ginger or cinnamon. Really quite tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (413) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from BevMo in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is fermented fruit cocktail, heavenly spiced-esters, hay yah. Big funky fruits with all the right trappings of a Belgian Yeast Beast. A thing of beauty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a slightly hay golden. Thin white head. Aroma is sweet candy and malty. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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