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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
I enjoyed this one during our tenth wedding anniversary and it worked well with a cold end of May night and its warm yeasty texture with some bitter hops in the background (hallertauer? German?). The rye really works with this one and seems to meld well with the sweetness without creating an odd bready sensation Ive gotten with other beers which utilize rye. Dry and a lot of carbonation (big head).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Nice looking beer. Aroma is pepper, spices and some earthyness and moss. Taste is a little dirty with belgian spices and some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1601) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle from spark27! Nice bright orange color, followed by a monster head that took a while to settle. Classic saison aroma of yeasty, dirt and earthy notes. With a sourish brett in there as well. Taste is the same, yeasty and earthy. This one had just the right touch of brett in there, not to sour or over powering. Nice carbonation level. Smooth and easy to drink. Wish I had another bottle. Oh well... Thanks E!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Pours cloudy apricot with a lacy white head. Light aroma of spice and lemon funk. Light body and active carbonation. Funky apricot taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6546) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle Pours out a apricot color topped with a cream white head. Aroma was nice lots of spice, pepper, brett, and some sweet malts. Tast was more of the Brett and lots of spice. A nice fruit and malt on it was well. A very nice body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with 3 fingers of foamy active fluffy ice cream cone head. I turn my back and come back expecting the head to have settled and its now more like 4 or 5 fingers of head and a inch above the top of the glass. Aroma is spices, yeasts, bretty funk, esthers, pepper, citrus, malt. Flavor is esthers, bretty funky goodness, spices, malt, yeasts, some bitterness and citrus, grass and sulfur. Really nice Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2009
750mL Bottle. Spicy, floral aroma with some pepper, saffron, and a hint of lavender. Nicely spice-filled, which Im guessing is coming from the rye. Pours a clouded amber-orange-tinted gold, with a foamy tall white head. Flavor has a strong spiced white wine character. A mulled sensation. Peppery. Vinous. This is very complex. The Brett melds in real well with the spicy character of the beer. Lots of complex sophisticated fruit and herb. Alcohols are a bit brisk, but make the profile of the beer more electric. Dry. A really good, complex, unique twist on a Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2009
750 ml bottle from BevMo (East Tucson) - Pours a hazy amber color with a very large off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is tart esters and spice. Flavor is slightly tart esters and light spice with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium body. No lingering unpleasant aftertaste. A very pleasant beer. Glad I drank it before the Brett really kicked in. Thanks for the heads up Sebastian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6527) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2009
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Bottle: The aroma has strong citrus notes with moderate yeastiness, apple, must, and a hint of brett. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a large creamy white head with excellent retention. The flavor starts with moderate citrus notes and light yeastiness. The finish has some light citrus hoppiness, spice, and faint brett. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a somewhat stingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2694) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2009
750ml in Duvel glass. Hazy orange with lasting head and lace. Yeasty funky sweet fruity and spicy aroma. Funky sweet and fruity melon grapefruit cocktail with spice and mild tobacco bitterness with dry yeasty finish and lingering barnyard. Medium body. Nice mouthfeel. Extremely complex, Well-restrained funk to fruit/sweet balance with perfect hop execution. They friggin nailed it with this one. Awesome.

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