Style: Saison

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 30

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

The Bruery Saison Rue

What the brewers say

Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer 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 become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain.

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Very rich and fruity—dark fruits, cherry, plums, and raisins. Tangy lactic notes. Sweet citrus and malt character with earthy and floral components.”

Flavor: “Intense sweet honey and dark fruit character with light hop bitterness. Malty sweet and slightly lacto-acidic. Effervescent finish with lingering sweetness—a tad too sweet for the style at this point, but it should dry out over time.”

Overall: “A nice beer but not as much wild yeast character as expected—little to no funky or sour flavors. Complexity may develop over time. Nice example of a straight Belgian beer, but not quite a saison. No obvious Brett character.”



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