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Rye Saison - Yazoo Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally released as their 5th anniversary beer. Re-released in Spring 2010 as part of their seasonal rotation.

(Beer added by: ckeegan04 on 01-27-2009)
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javlin624

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

12-19-2013 06:21:03 | More by javlin624
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sansho

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-12-2012 14:59:59 | More by sansho
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

04-19-2014 01:59:30 | More by nrbw23
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haddon

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a reddish amber with a huge frothy white head.

smell is dominated with yeasty notes. sweet earthy notes apparent as well. flowers & grains mostly.

taste like you think a rye Saison would taste: yeast, rye grain, malts. the hops have a peppery bite to them. I have a hard time picking up anything else. not much depth. the burn of the carbonation cancels out the complexity.

light body with too much carbonation. leaves a numbing sensation on the tongue.

had the light and crisp quality of a Saison but had a couple of things going against it. Belgian yeast overpowered the nuances of a rye/Saison ale. will pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 19:19:48 | More by haddon
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4runnerdavid

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-25-2014 03:36:13 | More by 4runnerdavid
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Merkur

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-19-2011 15:54:18 | More by Merkur
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LoveStout

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-19-2014 19:54:29 | More by LoveStout
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Drinking_Milkshakes


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-14-2012 03:18:31 | More by Drinking_Milkshakes
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another one from Yazoo, this time thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit). With one arm busy I had to pour a bit careless and a huge fluffy 3 finger head rises up and fades slowly, with nice lacing, over super hazy murky apricot orangish weird color.

Nose has a strong yeast aroma, light farmhouse saison aroma, light floral spices, slight hint of citrus and stone fruit, slight hint of rye, but mostly bready yeast aroma.

Taste brings a lot more fruit, a belgian yeast flavor with fruity esters, with a bit of apple and pear, sweet candi sugar and reddish caramel malts, light toffee, and slight syrupy taste, and some yeast flavors with light boozy esters. There is some spicy rye but not a lot, and pretty much no saison qualities. The finish is dry and a bit bitter from the yeast I think but a hint of hops, and spicy rye, but sticky and a bit of lingering belgian malt and candi sweetness. The flavor profile would be good for a Belgian single or something but nothing like a saison.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, slightly syrupy, good carb.

Overall not a very good beer, the nose is almost all yeast, flavor is all Belgian malts fruit and sweets with no saison flavors and just a little rye. Not sure if they made this beer blind or have no idea what a saison is. I almost think I got a bad bottle or something. it was bottled on march27 so only a couple months old too. Also, screw cap, really?! I have one more yazoo beer and I'm a bit worried about it. The other two I had from them weren't bad, so not sure what happened to this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 22:32:44 | More by jlindros
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-10-2012 19:29:06 | More by vfgccp
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A very careful pour yields a huge 4 finger billowy head. Body is slightly hazy and dark gold. Tons of carbonation bubble rising up.

The nose is very yeasty and has some peaches and lemon. A touch of barnyard funk but it is very faint.

The taste is very fruity with peaches, apples, lemon, and orange. There is a little syrupy sweetness on the tip of the tongue that is a little distracting. The taste becomes drying as it progresses but there is still that little bit of residual sweetness left.

I like very dry saisons and this one is just a little too sweet. The flavors are decent but overall feel is off. Anyhow, it is a pretty good thirst quencher and a refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 00:12:15 | More by rangerred
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden, faint yellow/orange with a big white head that quickly reduces to a thin film, leaving light patches of lacing behind.

The aroma consists of light, crisp, earthy malt notes. Sweet with just a touch of peppery spice. Some hops.

Malty, a bit earthy with rye notes on the tongue. The rye is fainter than I would have imagined for a rye beer. Lemony hop spice, black pepper and biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Comes across as somewhat spritzy water with light malt. Some peppery bitterness lingers on the tongue.

Drinkability is alright, but not overly exciting. The beer just seems to be lacking overall. Yazoo's Hop Projects have been quite good, but this beer kind of falls flat. I'm still interested in trying some of their other brews, but I'll pass on this saison.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 22:32:19 | More by sisuspeed
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy and hazy amber to orange color. Big head that fades slowly. Very sulfury aroma-somewhat orange and citrus like but very faint. Big yeasty flavor-again quite sulfury. Lacks the spiciness and peppery qualities of a saison. Lingering bite. Slightly buttery. Crisp but the somewhat off flavors detract. Decent enough body. On the edge of being a really good beer. Not really to style but I like the premise.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 02:10:48 | More by lackenhauser
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-12-2014 18:48:44 | More by mte1972
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-10-2012 05:22:15 | More by TheBishopco
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mhagler


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-08-2012 20:04:52 | More by mhagler
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-29-2013 01:41:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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wshell1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-12-2013 17:35:49 | More by wshell1
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-19-2012 01:56:49 | More by sparx1100
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-29-2013 00:31:56 | More by RocksteadyRye
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-18-2012 00:48:43 | More by duceswild
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-31-2014 18:45:43 | More by JohnnieNepal
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-22-2013 18:55:54 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Hilltop1215

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-09-2012 07:55:16 | More by Hilltop1215
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-27-2013 23:01:51 | More by jkermitj
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Rye Saison from Yazoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.