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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
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
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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wtfdic

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-17-2012 16:03:14 | More by wtfdic
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-18-2012 00:55:24 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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abriggs1

Connecticut

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 23:08:23 | More by abriggs1
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Binger72

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-03-2012 12:51:37 | More by Binger72
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-20-2012 05:48:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-04-2012 08:16:56 | More by chippo33
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-03-2012 04:04:56 | More by djrn2
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seeswo

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 21:14:01 | More by seeswo
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SFLpunk

Vermont

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 05:22:20 | More by SFLpunk
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rudzud

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 00:17:07 | More by rudzud
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mdfb79

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 21:17:03 | More by mdfb79
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-03-2012 05:49:26 | More by acurtis
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HuaiDan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-09-2012 21:45:55 | More by HuaiDan
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patrick802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-04-2014 16:36:33 | More by patrick802
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-13-2012 03:54:23 | More by jlogan7
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-15-2012 23:15:46 | More by oldp0rt
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-03-2013 17:52:50 | More by VTBeerTrade
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clutchmeister

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-12-2013 15:58:07 | More by clutchmeister
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Kruja5

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-10-2013 01:00:11 | More by Kruja5
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-01-2014 23:19:51 | More by ncaudle
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-09-2012 18:35:07 | More by bootdown21
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-12-2013 03:18:43 | More by bobv
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-28-2012 13:50:20 | More by luvbier
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 23:20:16 | More by DaveHack
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 19:42:26 | More by Thorpe429
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Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.