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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 130   ABV: 4.35%
Samuel Adams Rustic Saison is an incredibly complex yet refreshing beer in the classic style of Belgian farmhouse ales. These blonde ales were traditionally brewed to quench the thirst of farmers throughout the summer months. The unique character of our brew comes from its Belgian yeast that imparts floral, fruity, and spicy flavors. These are layered with a slight earthiness and a citrusy, herbal hop character for a bright and satisfying summer brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft on tap at Binnys SL Taproom (Chicago, IL). Stopped in for some Le Terroir bottles from the Spring Sale. Pours a pale straw yellow, no haze, big cakey eggshell white head stays good sized and laces very well. Aromas are bready and fruity, wet bread dough, cereal grains mesh into fruity lemons and pears, some apple, bananas, touches of yeasty spice. Initial is light bodied, big shots of grain, bread, dough with touches of tart lemons, yeasty spice, estery pear and apple. Light bodied, fairly grain, bread, and light yeast forward. Touch dry finish, lingering bread and yeasty spice. A saison lacking complexity, with some ok flavors. Finish leaves lingering lemon cookies, bread dough. Ok. Its not a bad beer, but as far as a Saison, it doesnt feel right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft Mostly clear, yellow ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The subtle nose offers light notes of fallen apricot, coriander and warm pale grains. Light-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is thin and watery with a dash of coriander and a pinch of clove. Short, crisp, lightly spicy finish. Very refreshing, but I could have done without the spicy phenols.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta. Golden yellow, white head. Aroma of bread yeast and dry malt. Dry flavor, light bodied. Very sessionable. Finishes with a bready character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2011
Pours yellowish orange color. Smells sweetish. Taste has a mild spice to it but not very saisony to me at all. Pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Pours light gold with a thin foamy white head. Notes of light herbs, banana, grassy hops, crackers, white grape, crisp bready malt, coriander, and citrus. Thin to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3325) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2011
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with the label notched at September 2011. The pour is yellow with a delicate upward bubbling carbonation. Banana, orange, and apple on the nose with a smooth yeast sensation. The body was lightweight. The taste had a sharp dryness feeling. Though it was generally on the mellow side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2011
Pours hazy orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of grain, esters, yeast and lemon. Taste is thin and simple, lemon, banana, and esters fading to a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy floral nose with hints of citrus. Pours light golden blonde with a thick white head. Crisp and citrusy with an earthy flavor, nice bitterness with a very dry finish. Not too bad for 4%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2801) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
Tap. Light notes of grain, lemongrass and faint soap. Head is large fizzy, white with fair lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear gold. Flavor is moderately acidic to start, and finishes moderatley acidic and faintly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. A drinkable Saison, it just doesnt go far enough into what the style should be like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (14010) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft. Large off-white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some lemon, light banana. Taste is medium sweet, orange/lemon. Undercarbonated soft light-medium body.

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