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RATINGS: 867   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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3.3
AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
Backlog 2015-06-05 Quite sweet and a little boozy. There are some tart notes as well. Decent.

3.5
Ferris (16489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Tap room - Light grassy and sweet notes with a touch of pepper. Clear gold with a decent white head. Peppery, lemon and some yeasty notes. Bitter finish and OK.

3
Stylurus (57) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
bomber bottled 4/11/14 . Aroma of spices and grains. Nice amber color with a small-bubbled head. Carbonation is tingly on the tongue. This beer was hoppier than anticipated due to its age. A stronger alcohol flavor and % than I’d desire. I was also hoping for some tartness.

3.5
milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Hype exceeds the brew. Aroma is modest Brett with little rye. Relatively clear Amber for an unfiltered ale. $11.99 for 750 ml was too expensive.

4.1
murran (688) - - FEB 2, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Super nice aroma of fruit and a little funk. Taste is as nice with hayish tones paired with a little fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
bigtaster (1025) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 From a large bottle into snifter. Clear golden, white head. Rye caramel, funk. Light body good carbonation, sweet with a nice dry finish.

3.9
BrewBrain (189) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Mildly hazy dark amber, highly carbonated, bubbly head. Aroma of apple cider, mild warm spices, very mild funk. Complex taste sweet apple-ish backbone yet dryness comes in quickly with earthiness and mild sourness and old-school hops. Very nice.

3.8
ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Location: 750ml bottle from Hoboken Vine, 1/10/16

Aroma: The aroma is rye malt and spices, some yeast, a bit of fruit, lighter aroma overall
Appearance: It pours an unclear amber-orange color with a beige head and some spotty lacework
Flavor: Tastes very clean, light sweet, lightly tart too, light-medium bitter, spice finish
Palate: Lighter bodied, with average carbonation, and just an overall very clean mouthfeel
Overall Impression: Thought this was an interesting beer in the fact that the rye and spice were really the majority of what came through in both flavor and aroma. As I let it warm I kept expecting something else to show up like a more pronounced yeast component, funk, some citrus, or something else to really step up, but all those components remain fairly subtle throughout. I really did enjoy drinking this, but overall it is quite subtle. With that subtly comes plenty of respect from me, as there’s nothing to cover any flaws and there aren’t any flaws present. This one is made to be drank not pondered, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Super drinkable. I’d have believed this was anywhere from 4% up. At 8.5% clearly this is a dangerous one. If your looking for something that drinks like a table beer with twice the alcohol this is a great choice.

4
willisread (3640) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle from BCS. Bottled on 10/23/2013. Pours a clear gold with a 2 finger champagne like head that lingers. Light bretty nose with some light barnyard. Much stronger aromas of pear, green apple, muscat and plum. Above average carbonation with a medium to medium light body. Sweet but not overly so. Lots of complex fruit with a sherry-like creamy texture. Very chardonnay like. Nice lightly sweet and fruit-forward finish. Aged really well. Smooth.

4.1
bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
Rating #1482 - 07.03.2015 - Bottle from CBI. Pours a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of lace. Aroma is of brett, pepper, citrus, soft fruits Clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. Taste is a crisp sweetness, tempered with herbal notes, mild pepperiness from the rye, mild sourness from the yeast. Great saison


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