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Session In The Rye - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Session In The Rye
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89
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: abriggs1 on 07-20-2010)
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Reviews by Jimmys:
Photo of Jimmys
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into 2012 SAVOR tulip.

A: a very hazy orange hued brew. head is white and bubbly. retention is good, but not much lacing.

S: very fruity nose. reminds me of citra hops. bubblegum. however, there are a lot of aspects that bring saison to mind as well. a little barny, but rather subtle. grapefruit.

T: the rye lends a serious spicy note throughout the drink. a minor vanilla flavor. kiwi. im assuming the fruit on the nose and palate are lent from the yeast mostly. black pepper. finish is very dry.

M: the carb is pretty big, but i dont think it detracts from the brew. medium body flavor on a light bodied ABV.

D: very drinkable. enough flavor to make it easy to revisit the glass will still being very crushable and manageable. worth trying.

Jimmys, Aug 18, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of kingcrowing
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a wine glass. Batch 138, Bottle #14

Pours a nice deep dark amber with some hints of orange. Very small white head with some light white lacing. Nose is wheaty with soe light Rye - which I love. A tinge of belgian yeast finishes it off.

Taste is dry and a bit fruity, there's a nice bite from the Rye that's very nice. It finishes really quick and clean, it's almost a bit flat though, not in carbonation (which is done nicely) but in flavor. It's like the body should linger a little longer. As I'm thinking it more I'm starting to like it more though. Still fairly hoppy for a Saison, like all of Seans beers! Overall it's pretty solid!

kingcrowing, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SPRichard, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Prohibition Pg. White foam on cloudy yellow. A good spiciness,an understated citrus, more sweet than bitter, rye edginess, pepper. Very tasty, much flavour for lower abv. Above average saison.Carbonation does not get in the way.

Sammy, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of CanuckRover
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty opaque orange. Nice white head to start settles to a thin ring of bubbles pretty quickly. Very spotty lacings at the top of the glass.

Bright sunny hops on the nose. Mostly lemon zest, bit of cat's pee (yeah, I said it). Light yeast floating around in the back.

That zest kicks things off, right up front. Big juicy hit of citrus doesn't really give up, but you are able to gradually pick out nice peppery spice and dusty Belgian yeast. Such an interesting malt profile with pronounced rye, barley, and wheat. Hops are a littley clingy in the finish. Citrus zing bring you back for another sip.

A really great American saison. Simple hop profile contrasts really well with a complex malt backbone. Love it.

CanuckRover, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of let8it8grow
4/5  rDev +0.5%

let8it8grow, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of tempest
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rare Batch #142, Bottle #51. Thanks to Speakorspasm for this one.

I think this is a great session beer and Belgian ale. The yeast spices are subtle like a true Belgian and there are mellow layers of barley and rye backed by balanced floral citrus hops. The aroma has a mix of spicy rye bread and vanilla coriander. The bread carries over into the taste with a slight cocoa note and crust.

For the strength, this is a complex beer that's also quite drinkable. It's a shame this is a small-batch brew.

tempest, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz gold foil topped bomber into a tulip glass. Batch # 138. Bottle # 20.

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color, topped with a near finger of bright-white head. Swirling gets a nice little ¼ finger frothy cap going on this, which leaves a cascade of creamy foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is sticky, tangy, and a little sharp in the nose with wheat, rye, spice, fruit, and earth all mixing wonderfully in the nose. A bit of a leafy hop backbone is present here as well. Just a pleasant and flavorful fullness to this, despite this being a little more sweet and less dry than I would have expected.

The taste is tangy and crisp on the palate, with peppery spice and soft fruity esters working their way into the mix. The rye bread taste really drives the profile though and is felt well into the finish where it lingers with some earthy bitterness and gritty parching dryness. The mouthfeel bodied, with a crisp and prickly carbonation to it the whole way through the swallow. A mellow smoothness glides underneath this though, keeping it moving nicely and that 4.5% ABV just feels right on this. It's got some presence in the mouth but isn't coming off as overly beefy on the palate or anything.

This is overall maybe a little sweeter and tangier than what you would find in a traditional Saison but that mostly comes from the use of the rye, which otherwise adds some delicious flavor and dryness of it's own to this. I especially like the easy feel here though, smooth yet crisp and the lower ABV really helps this earn its name. This was a pleasant summer quaff, full of flavor, and going down very easy. Good stuff!

Kegatron, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of HuaiDan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HuaiDan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of KBennall
4/5  rDev +0.5%

KBennall, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of duchessedubourg
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the VT Cheesemakers Festival. Warm amber color; sufficient but not bountiful head. Smells earthy, spicy & malty simultaneously. Taste is floral of hops and slightly tannic from the rye, but plenty of malt to balance it out. Finish is somewhat dry and very refreshing. Very enjoyable.

duchessedubourg, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of akorsak
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A firkin at BCTC 2011.

A: Like sunshine, captured by Zeus and placed into my glass. A beautiful golden yellow color, supported by the purest, whitest head around. The saison is hazy, as expected coming from the cask.

S: The nose is delicious, the cask lending a wickedly citrusy citra aroma to the saison. The hoppiness is sweet but firm, a dominant aroma atop the lighter biscuit malts and Belgian yeast.

T: The citra is domineering, a sharply sweet hoppiness. Orange and light pepper are bright and sweet. The saison base, along with the rye, are afterthoughts, lost behind the powerful hops. The biscuity flavors are soft and chewy. I just can't stop raving about that hoppiness though, a stunningly intense flavor that is as bright as sunshine.

M: The mouthfeel is so smooth, so sweet, so hoppy that it defies logic. Easily the best beer of the day at BCTC 2011.

akorsak, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +0.5%

mdillon86, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy medium orange with a golden glow along the bottom. A small layer of bright white head.

S - Mix of fresh grapefruit and peach hop aroma, spice and Belgian yeast. Great nose for 4.5%.

T - Belgian yeast and some cloves up front that give way to some peach and earthy hop flavours. The finish has a nice spicy rye flavour and a lingering bitterness.

M - Light to medium body with a slight chew. Light carbonation.

O - Refreshing with a nice hop bitterness. A really nice session beer, as advertised.

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jmilo64, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Binger72, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

SourinQns, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

straightlambic, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mendonjoebeer, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

phingdong, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jderosia603, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 20, 2012
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Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.