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RATINGS: 865   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
Muddy beige. Minty, camphor kind of phenols on the nose. Really big yeast character. Spicy, with hints of pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16876) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle, 75cl, thx to papsoe. It pours a hazy orange body with a big diminishing off-white head. Citrus, some caramel, a touch of brett and spices in the aroma. Ginger maybe. Sourish flavor with lemonpeel, spices and alcohol. Dry, medium to full body, fizzy and warming. Decent, spicy finish. I like the spicyness in this beer, but else it was quite ordinary. Or rather maybe just not my beer. (080823)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
750mL bottle, pours light pale golden with a big white head with lots of carbonation. Nose is cotton candy with yeast, spices (coriander). Flavour of cotton candy, spices (coriander), yeast, sweet corn and rye. Huge carbonation. Not bad, though the cotton candy / licorice notes detract for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16563) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep golden with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, hops, little bitter, little citrus and a little brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: A hazy/cloudy reddish-orange color with a large white head. S: Spice, bread, and yeast are the main traits that I pick up. The complexities that I hoped for in this (especially the Brett) are not all that present. T: The taste is better than the nose. Still not quite as "funky" as I would have liked for a Saison, but better than I would have expected. Caramel, bread, slight taste of rye, some herbal character like a lot of their beers seem to have. M: Medium body, decent carbonation. D: A decent Saison, but not as good as I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Pours apricot with a large white head. Nose is orange peel, coriander, lentils and rice. Taste is rosemary, sage, oregeno, rye, snow peas, lemons and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
75cl bottle. Thank you, Papsoe. Pours hazy orange with a large sprinkly head. Nose is sweet & spicy with hints of clove & orange. Fresh & nice. Full bodied. Yeasty & dusty. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Sunes. Cloudy amber - white head. Rye, ryebread, sweetness, fruity, sticky body, licorice, bretty notes, anis, piney.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2012
75cl bottle @ WWT 1. Hazy murky yellow color, big white head. Smell malts, anise, herbs or spices and some paint. Taste malts, yeast, herbs or spices. High carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14881) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug (though I have a spare from Bottle Barn). Orange gold color with a large whitish head. Aroma is spicey over fruit and light malt. Medium body with vigorous carbonation. The brett funk is up front. Next is like sucking peach pits. Lots of sharpish spice. Puckers my mouth - i.e. astringent. Finish is mildly sweet, fruity, funky. Its the cleanest funk (?) I can recall. The rye finally comes center stage. Its genuinely mouthsmacking. Perhaps the best Bruery Ive had so far.

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