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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: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Pahn

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 05:41:14 | More by Pahn
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kingcrowing

Vermont

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 22:55:57 | More by kingcrowing
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-14-2012 21:44:15 | More by SPRichard
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-16-2012 03:25:57 | More by let8it8grow
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KBennall

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2012 19:42:17 | More by KBennall
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-06-2012 03:18:46 | More by mdillon86
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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2013 17:18:52 | More by jjf3792
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SourinQns

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-23-2012 01:12:36 | More by SourinQns
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straightlambic

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-29-2013 01:49:22 | More by straightlambic
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mendonjoebeer

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-30-2012 01:01:54 | More by mendonjoebeer
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-16-2013 14:17:00 | More by jderosia603
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 15:21:31 | More by nathanjohnson
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-19-2012 15:13:38 | More by InspectorBob
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-17-2012 12:26:27 | More by Pinknuggets
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-21-2012 18:39:44 | More by polishkaz
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tt0027

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2012 00:29:07 | More by tt0027
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jconrick1

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-18-2012 03:39:06 | More by jconrick1
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Urbancaver

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 21:14:52 | More by Urbancaver
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-28-2012 01:23:39 | More by Yabev15
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2012 23:31:16 | More by duff247
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2013 04:33:48 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 11:49:53 | More by Sammy
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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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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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-03-2012 05:49:26 | More by acurtis
Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.