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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
ben4321 (6413) - 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 (3293) - 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 (2490) - 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

3.8
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pretty good saison. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a full white head. Aromas of hay and grain and light vinegar. Some mineral. Taste is lightly tart with a hint of sweetness that finishes dry.

3.8
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Pours a dark golden amber color with big fluffy head. Aromas of spice, grass, and a touch of barnyard. Flavor of spicy rye, grassy, yeasty, with a touch of sweetness.

3.7
JorgeLee (2091) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle, picked up in the states a while ago. Cloudy hazy mid amber colour, decent white foam. Drunk probably a year plus old. Brett character pleasingly modest. Some funk, not much tart. Spicy. Modest bitterness. Overall pleasant to drink but not convinced all the different flavours they tried to cram in really melded together

3.5
dfearnley (2070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle to flute I’ve been sitting on this one for a couple year. I’ve no idea why, but I pulled it out and decided that it was time to get it done. Lemon, yeast, light pepper, wheat, hay, leather, and earth. It’s a hazy, yellowish amber, with a 2 cm very bright white, long lasting, creamy head. Taste is apple, lemon, yeast, booze, and grains.

3.8
Iphonephan (6951) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Spicy, Belgian yeast nose. Flavors of all spice and citrus. Bitter finish.

3.7
ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2015
750mL bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a robust, pinot noir / barrel - like note with supporting characters of citrus, rye bread, and an emerging banana and cream that comes out with some warmth, and a subtle floral hint. The beer pours mildly hazy with a bronze hue and a dense, white foam head that has moderate light retention and a mild lace. The taste is a medium bittersweet that’s nicely balanced, and a curious, light / medium light sour note. The syrupy texture is cut by a fizzy carbonation. The medium medium body is mostly bitter citrus / grapefruit with a toffee malt backbone. Notes of banana bread and a slight funk come through late. It finishes crisp with woody spice, banana, citrus peel, a dry resin, and some caramel. The aftertaste is dry and clean with rye bread qualities.

3.8
Lagerboy (2189) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
750 ml bottled on 03/12/14. Unclear orange, lasting firm white foam. Aroma of fruity yeast, tart and citric. Saison taste infused with tangy rye, sweet fruity and spicy, lots of citrus, lean malt, some herb, earth and very faint funk. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)


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