Review – The Bruery – Saison Rue
From The Bruery: Saison Rue is an unfiltered, 100% 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. We hope you enjoy it in all of its incarnations. (ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 30, SRM: 9, Release: All Seasons, Format: 750 mL bottles)
The Bruery – Saison Rue – 750ml bottle poured into my La Fin Du Monde glass. 8.5% abv.
Appearance: A dense, dull gold with a super tight 1 1/2 inch white head.
Aroma: Of important note, the beer could be smelled after being opened, and from a distance. You could immediately smell the bouquet as you poured. Funky yeast, dry malts.
Taste: Bursting with white grapes and tart grapefruit. Finishes with noticeable spicy hop bitterness. Starts like a wine, ends like a beer. The warmer it gets, the more tang comes out from the yeast.
Mouthfeel: Puckering, than juicy.
Overall: Very tasty. Appeals with its balance from dry to sweet. Very complex! Hides the future funk very well. I can see this one opening up quite well, after say a year.
Bonus: Try to say “A beer review on The Bruery Saison Rue” three times fast.