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RATINGS: 862   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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3.5
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Sune’s. Cloudy amber - white head. Rye, ryebread, sweetness, fruity, sticky body, licorice, bretty notes, anis, piney.

3.3
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong brett and fruit. Medium mouth with strong brett flavor and spice with nice dry finish. Good.

3.6
gunnfryd (14981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
Bottle at Patricks. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is spices, rye, fruit, yeast. Flavour is sweet, spices, hop, banana, alcohol, brett. Nice beer.

3.7
Ratman197 (14973) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of rye, straw, light carmel, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, straw, apple and spice with a crisp dry spiced finish.

3.4
DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Yoav. Hazy dark yellow. Aroma of fruits, some bretty funk and citric and floral spiciness. Sweetish flavor with faint tartness, fruits, malt, rye spiciness, mild funk and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. A bit too heavy, but not bad.

3.8
Borup (14699) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2017
75 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, fruit, rye, citrus and tartness.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured a hazy yellow color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy, herbs, fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour witty flavor with a medium to heavy spicy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2009
750ml bottle. Murky apple cider body topped by large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett/lemon, some pepper, ginger, wood. Taste is medium sweet, wood, lemon/cherry, light cream, spice/pepper. Effervescent medium body, light acidity, hides alcohol well.

3.7
Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
A hazed golden amber saison with a thick off white head. In aroma, a smooth creamy fruity malt with light curacao. In mouth, a smooth Bretty malt with curacao, tingly mouthfeel, very good for a 3 year old beer.

3.7
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2010
750 mL bottle courtesy of stefanje almost 2 years ago. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with floating particles. Large tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of brett, vegetal and nutty notes and peach and pear like fruits. The taste is caramel, stone fruits and vegetal note and mild brett. Bitter peppery rye notes in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Fairly nice.


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