Saturday, May 7, 2011

Samuel Adams Rustic Saison

Today I'm drinking Samuel Adams Rustic Saison brewed by The Boston Beer Company in Boston, Cincinnati, or Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. I figured I'd give props today to those jerks that swept my Flyers in their series last night, and what better Boston beer? LOL. The label, which I guess is a new theme, has a blurry landscape that is hard to tell exactly what's going on, with the typical Sam Adams branding over top of it. I don't like it. The label says this is a Belgian-Style Farmhouse Beer brewed with honey. Enjoy before October.

Apple and funky and spicy aroma. Big lemon and spice flavors combine with a prominent dose of dirty dish towel. "Not that there's anything wrong with that!" Prickly carbonation, a hint of sourness, and some light bitter citrus rind come next in an otherwise balanced beer. Definite Belgian yeast texture and flavors. Refreshing and very drinkable. I like it. I was thinking to myself, trying to figure out what makes a great saison so special. Want to chime in?

Farmhouse -- Phish MP3

Hurricane Candle Warmer Lantern - Rustic BrownCandle Lamps)

Brewers Yeast, 2 Lb


Mike Crimmins said...

Another one I'll have to try.

I understand your dislike of Boston, but for completely different reasons.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Mike. Yeah, the Summer Selection 12 pack is well worth the purchase.

I guess I'll let the Boston comment alone. For me, it's entirely sports related, since I enjoyed both visits I made there. "OMG, the Red Sox, let's drool."