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Session In The Rye - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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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Photo of jaasen64
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at the Lawson's Waitsfield Farmer's Market release a little over a week ago. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a brownish golden with about a fingers worth of slightly yeasty looking head that has great retention and slowly recedes. Slightly below average carbonation. Leaves layered lacing.

S- Definitely hoppier then I was expecting. Aromas of honey, floral hops, grain, wheat, grass, malts, barley, etc.. Definitely above average aroma smell- could smell a tiny bit when pouring from the bottle.

T- Lots of barely, grains, wheat, floral and slightly lemony hops, malts, a tiny bit of sweet honey, some spices. Finishes with barley and floral hops that linger. Everything is very well balanced.

M- Medium bodied, slightly juicy yet having nice carbonation, very easy to drink, nice overall feel.

O- I really enjoyed this saison. I thought all of the flavors were very well balanced while they nailed everything that they were going for. The barley, wheat, grains, floral hops, malts, and spices all molded perfectly together to provide quite a bit of flavor for a 4.5% abv. I definitely recommend trying this out

jaasen64, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bobv, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

nh2032, Sep 09, 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 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 Urbancaver
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to baconsausage for this one!
Pours a hazy golden yellow. A lot of white head off the pour that dissipates quickly. Smells spicy from the rye. Sme nice saison funk underneath. Tastes similar. Surprisingly flavorful for 4.5 percent. Well carbonated and enjoyable.

Urbancaver, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev +0.5%

polishkaz, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of dunix
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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
Photo of lovindahops
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

lovindahops, Mar 03, 2013
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 SPRichard
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SPRichard, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Pahn
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 3/4 inch frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a hazy orange-tinged yellow. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Orange and a floral, cologne-like Belgian yeast aroma. Pretty citrusy and understated.

Taste: Spicy rye up front, along with some lemon/grapefruit citrus flavor, leading to a lot of malt and grain flavors held up by the fullish body and a constant undertone of a really classy Belgian yeast... This yeast flavor is great. Finishes very dry with a lingering lemon/grapefruit aftertaste.

Very impressively crafted beer; balanced just right, tons of flavor for the ABV but not overwhelming or brash, prominent rye that doesn't steal the whole flavor, excellent body.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a bit of a full feel (I assume from the oats). High side of moderate carbonation. Very dry, which I love.

Overall: Excellent beer. Seems to have some subtly incorporated citrusy American hops, a great yeast flavor profile, and an almost perfect mouthfeel. This is a beer to win arguments against people who think low ABV means boring flavor.

Pahn, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

TheRuss9585, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
4/5  rDev +0.5%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of bootdown21
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bootdown21, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of phingdong
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

phingdong, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of beermanbrian
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

beermanbrian, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of patrick802
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Yabev15, Aug 28, 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 straightlambic
4/5  rDev +0.5%

straightlambic, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of CB_Crowe
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

CB_Crowe, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of SupremePie
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

SupremePie, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jlogan7, Aug 13, 2012
Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.