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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Our tonnellerie series is the perfect showcase of what we mean when we say that we make "wildly traditional bire". Here we have taken our classic Saison Rue recipe, rich with rye malt, and allowed it to ferment spontaneously within extra large oak barrels that previously contained similarly wild beers. After enough time and plenty of wishful thinking, this brand new, earthy, complex, farmhouse ale developed into what was bottled up to enjoy. We find the rustic charm of fermenting a beer in this traditional method is mimicked in the flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7868) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2015
750, capped. Huge geyser. All over the counters and floor and sink. Pours a cloudy medium amber. Loose creamy white head that goes away quickly. Big spicy nose with lots of peaches and peppery rye and lemongrass. Creamy medium body with lively carb, showing peaches, lemongrass, and peppery rye. Long very dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pineapple, musty funk, muscat, wet oak, floral/nectar. Oak adds a little tannin/structure, creamy mouthfeel. Great length, lingering funk

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Tap at Alewife: Pours a light hazy golden with a dense white head that laces. Aroma is earthy with great yeast character. Some leathery phenols and a lavender hint. Crisp body. Very dry flavor. Mineraly and earthy. Slightly leathery. Very dry throughout. A great Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle..Pour is clear gold with a large white head. Nose is honey, rustic, biscuit, citrus, spice, grapefruit peel, funky..Taste is grain, funk, spice, honey, citrus, very clean drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9826) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a huge off-white head and a sourish fruity aroma. There is a slightly sour light malt flavor with a lot of spiciness and a nice yeast presence. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8352) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Citrus and light bretta well balanced and subtle, well done for style and very tempered compared to Bruerys usual stuff. Golden pour with good head. Light tangy finish. Tap at torst.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Rustico Alexandria. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, light Brett, citrus. Tastes of lemon, herbs, Brett, funk. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1235) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus zest, a little yeasty and bready, tart. Flavour is surprisingly dry, citrus zest and spice, bready and yeasty. Very nice saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3366) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Excellent once we got it in our glasses. Major gusher; lost at least a quarter. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1567) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Type: 750ml (25.4-oz.) bottle Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass From: Beer Advocates heresy22 Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received Aug. 30, 2015 Consumed: Oct 28, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on July 8, 2015; Reviewed as a Saison, not an American Wild Ale (went with The Bruerys website) Thanks Chris! Big time gusher, but I heard that was coming so I was well prepared and salvaged what I could with the foam. Poured a golden, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of rocky, foamy, white head, which settled nicely on the top. Light, thin bubble streams on the sides of the glass. Good looking uneven, spiderweb, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled tart, lemon zest, light woody notes, brett, citrus, some kind of unknown cheese and bready yeast. Good for a sour Saison. (Smell - 4.25) Taste was a lot different than I thought it would have been. Funky might be the best term. Got woody, oaky notes, brett, sour fruit, earthy rye, dark green apple and bitter dry pear. (Taste - 3.50) Light body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, woody finish. (Feel - 3.25) I was probably a tad harsh on this one overall. Luckily Ill have this whole bottle to change my mind. This must get better with age. (Overall - 3.50) 3.70 84 B

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