DRAFT REVIEW: Samuel Adams Rustic Saison
  • Samuel Adams Rustic Saison
  • Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)
  • Boston, MA
  • Official Website
  • Saison
  • ABV: 4.3%
  • IBU: 25

Like its name suggests, this crystal-clear saison’s aroma meets the nose with bold rustic scents: Bright lemon cuts through earthy farmhouse notes, sweet honey, a hint of bubblegum and a touch of peppery spice. Lemon zest and subtle grainy cracker flavors hit the tip of the tongue and spread out as herbal hop notes grow in the back. Touches of pepper bristle the taste buds as the beer flows over the tongue, readying the mouth for a quiet wave of bitterness. This saison wraps up dry with lemon and herbal notes singing long after the swallow.