The Bruery Saison Rue (365 Day 137)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The Bruery Saison Rue

The Bruery started distributing their American craft beer to Illinois probably eighteen months or so ago now. When they first did, only a couple of their year rounds were available and as time went that group of beers increased to even include a couple of one shots.

The hype was big when they first broke into the market. In spite of their $10 or more per 750ml cost, they didn’t last long. I caught the fever myself. I purchased everything they threw our way, but, for some reason, I really didn’t review them. I held them in higher regard. I have had a few of their beers at get together with other beer guys but never cracked the few bottles I have had.

In the back of my head I have been deciding on a “Bruery” night to try all these beers. Still haven’t decided when but yesterday was the day to have a beer, having enough time to down a 750 by myself.

Saison Rue was the chosen and is probably a good fourteen months old. I obviously don’t know what this tastes like fresh but the cellared version is outstanding. Farmhouse ales are another one of my favorite styles as I appreciate the subtle complexities and tartness. I will be on the prowl for another bottle, looking forward to a fresh take on this beer. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.3

Useless Fact: President Taft weighed 352 pounds.

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