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RATINGS: 864   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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3.4
martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle at koht. Pours golden with whiteish head. Aroma is cinnamon, fruits, apricots. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sour, fruits, citrus, apricots, clove, cinnamon. Finish is sugary and dry. Overall: ok

3.7
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours orange/gold, slightly off-white head. Nose strawberry, malty, spices and sour, woody. Taste is more of the same, quite spicy, pepper, slight yeast.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (525) - - AUG 10, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) bottle - 2016 year indicated, paid sale price $6, and poured the contents into a tulip glass. Appears an opaque deep golden color with a large amount of froth. Airspray best defines the aroma I detect, but it doesn’t taste as such. Instead the palate consists of white grape and light grains over a fizzy, full-body feel. In sum, this is a pretty good saison that is dry and on the upper end for alcohol content.

3.9
tandembrauer (1557) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2017
Shared bottle as Saison Rue at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light amber with big white head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, perfume, spices, some funk. Tastes slightly sweet with balancing bitterness. Thin bodied, highly carbonated. Alcoholic warmth.

3.7
ZacM612 (750) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Amber/gold, slight haze with big head. Spicy, wild yeast aroma. Tart, with a dry, spicy finish. Nice.

3.6
mike_77 (7011) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Golden colour with tight foam head. Aroma has initial Bretty funk. Also light peppery yeast. Tastes very dry and Bretty. Some fruit sugars.

3.4
AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2017
750 ml bottle thanks to an Untappd buddy. Thanks Matt M! 2016 vintage. Aroma is dusty yeast, citrus, rustic grain.

The flavor has the earthy grain but it does "scream" rye at all. The citrus and yeast does show with a bone dry finish. Brett hasn’t added any funk, just turned the finish bery dry. Good but not really a repeat buy with so many others better in the style.

4.3
sjohnny (662) - - MAR 15, 2017
Smells really nice. Dry sour but with some definite fruit sweetness. Pours apricot/gold with a foamy bright white head. Leaves a white foamy layer on top and a shortlived film on the glass. Starts off fruity sweet but then hits with a pretty hard funky sour that then fades to a slight citrussy bitterness. Really interesting. Yeast. Fruit. Bread. Funk. Earth. Lots going on but really well balanced.


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