Farmhouse Rye - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed once a year, this brew using rye, barley and wheat borrows from Wallonian tradition in creating a unique ‘house brew’. Fermented with a Belgian Saison yeast, finished with a champagne yeast for extra dryness, carefully aged and bottle conditioned.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage (bottled in 03/2012), big thanks to merc for sharing, served ~cellar temp

The beer pours a slightly hazy rich amber with a thin white head and loose lacing. The nose is potently bretty with a delicious white wine undertone and a bit of oaky, maple syrup-like sweetness. It drinks with a sweet, slightly spicy malt base upfront followed by a semi-dry brett, wine barrel finish. There is very little bitterness and almost a syrupy, slightly undercarbonated, sweet mouthfeel. This beer is delicious and has aged beautifully. I'd say the rye adds a subtle spice at this point with a bigger brett and wine barrel palate takeover. I'd definitely recommend grabbing a bottle of this if available.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a bottle to our local June BA Meet-Up - thanks, Sean.

750ml. corked & caged bottle, forgot to check what number in the series. Bottle conditioned. Opened without a fuss. Plentiful carbonation, and long-lasting. Mouthfeel is dryish, pleasantly tannic from the rye, I'd assume. Aroma of honey, malt and yeast. Darker than a typical saison, and not at all funky. Very refreshing, but was hoping for some tang. Alcohol hides well - not fusel at all. Delicious regardless of my expectations. Hope to enjoy it again soon.

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Pale orange body, good sized cap of slowly settling white foam. Nice lacing as well. Funky brett nose takes the lead, light booziness; yeasty fruit esters. Lots of musty barn notes.

The flavor is surprisingly tame after the nose; the brett is there with its accompanying funkiness but it’s quite reserved. I’d love to see how this develops in the bottle over time but alas couldn’t afford more than a single shared bottle at 30 dollars a pop. Other flavor notes include yeasty spice and fruits, particularly lemon and orange; mild sweet malt, grainy wheat. Finish is quite dry.

Medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Quite a nice beer but not something so exceptional I’d spring for again at the price. Glad I got to try it for sure, though.

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Farmhouse Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.