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Session In The Rye - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: abriggs1 on 07-20-2010)
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

wtfdic, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

HevvyMetalHippie, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of abriggs1
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber brown with not much head. Smell is weak but I get a bit of yeast and rye. It tastes lighter than it looks. This is meant to be a refreshing summer beer and it goes down smooth. Pretty balanced between the rye, malt, and yeast. A bit of hops in the middle and end, but this is not a hop-forward beer. The lack of hops lets the rye overtake the aftertaste, which is subtle and dry. This is an easy drinking summer beer, but probably my least favorite from Lawson's. Of course, even an average beer by Lawson's standards is pretty freakin' good!

abriggs1, Jul 20, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Binger72, Oct 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

djrn2, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of seeswo
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark straw yellow with a small whitish head. Smell is distinctively a bready saison yeast and spicy rye. The taste is very spicy - yeast, rye and hops. Not as dry as that sounds, but very flavorful for the low ABV. Good carbonation, lighter body. This is really flavorful and interesting, but at times a bit too spicy. Enjoyable and worth trying.

seeswo, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of SFLpunk
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown glass pry-top with gold foil. Released before the BCTC event, but just cracked it tonight with sleepnbballrlife.

Pours a beautiful creamy brown with some thin tan head. Nose is of dark wheat malt and lots of fruit-basket Belgian-yeast. Palate is crisp and somewhat simple with some citrus and dark wheat. Moderately long finish and clean.

A decent brew, a decidedly "sessionable" Belgian style, and a the rye is a nice experiment and a welcomed addition to the malt bill. It delivers what it promises!

SFLpunk, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of rudzud
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at The Warren Store in Warren, VT. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice hazy golden colour with a good one finger white head that fades to leave nice side lacing and a good, thick blanket.

S - Light banana, slightly spicy rye, and some gentle belgian esters.

T - Some light rye spiceyness along with more banana and light yeast notes. Not quite as funky as I like in a saison. Tastes more belgian than anything.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, slightly thinner but definitely drinkable and refreshing.

O - Overall, this was an alright saison. Much better offerings from Lawson's. This drinks too much like a Belgian beer than a saison with some light hop finish.

rudzud, Jul 22, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a murky golden color with one inch of white head.

s - Smells of bananas, spices, rye, wheat, and bready malts.

t - Tastes of spices and rye straight up. Also some bready malts, wheat, grain, and light fruit.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent saison. It wasn't very funky and seemed more just like a Belgian style beer to me, but none the less pretty good. Would try again.

mdfb79, Sep 08, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HuaiDan, Aug 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jlogan7, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

oldp0rt, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

VTBeerTrade, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

clutchmeister, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Kruja5, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ncaudle, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bootdown21, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bobv, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

luvbier, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Tired Hands stem.

Pours a bright, yet hazy orange. Huge fluffy head settles to some soap sud-esque film leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

Smells great....mostly citrus rind and maybe a touch of a pine.

Taste follows through, fresh citrus with a little bitterness at the end. There was an odd aftertaste that I noticed, I can't really describe it except to say it was just a little off.

Mouthfeel is great on this beer. It is medium bodied and slightly creamy. Pretty impressive for the low ABV.

Overall this is really a fine beer. I'm really loving these low ABV, flavor filled beers that are popping up more and more....VT seems to be leading the way in thi area.

DaveHack, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to starrdogg for opening this bottle at last night's mini-tasting. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stem tulip.

Poured a nice clear golden color with a good white head and some spotty lacing on the way down.

The nose brought forth a fairly-heavy spice and rye presence along with a nice floral character. Light citrus peel character as well. All of this carried over into the flavor, which contained more of the citrus and floral components.

Light body with crisp carbonation. Moderate bitterness and a dry finish.

Good brew, certainly worth a try.

Thorpe429, Aug 30, 2011
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Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.