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Saison Rue

Name – Saison Rue
Country – United States
Type – Saison

Appearance – Poured a pretty cloudy amber color with a gigantic white head.  You couldn’t avoid it even if you tried.

Smell – The nose is very complex and very different.  There is a funk there.  Not like sour fruit funk but farmhouse type funk.  Rye can be picked up and there is some apple like smells as well.

Taste – The taste is quite funky as well.  Grass, hay and rye are strong.  There is a sour apple sweetness in there a bit but the funk totally controls this.

I sampled this about a week before the Bruery hit shelves down here and really enjoyed this.  Then when I got a full bottle it was completely different.  The funk of this one is strong and I’m not talking George Clinton.  I guess I was really caught off guard with this.  I also was a little congested when I had the bottle so I don’t know if that played a part.  I’ll try it again in the future just to see if it was different with the bottle I had.

Overall Grade – B-

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  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    I think you’d like it if you tried this again. It’s not great by any stretch but it’s a very good introductory sour beer. To me it’s at least a B+. Those Bretts will developed in a year or so and Imagine it will be quite a different beer.

    February 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Mike

    I will definitely try it again. You live pretty close to them don’t you Mike?

    February 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Phil (the Ferm)

    This makes me happy, the fact that you didnt give it an A rating. Makes me want to bust open that bottle of two turtle doves even more!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    I live within 40 minute drive. I’ve not gotten over there much lately. I work every friday and saturday. They actually have a homebrew shop there, too. I’ve not gone there because I need to get my grain-mill setup.

    February 19, 2010 at 2:13 am
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