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Rye Saison - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Rye SaisonRye Saison

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very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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WECIII, Oct 08, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Big white to off white head quickly dies into a thin but lasting lacing above a clear copper golden colored beer.

Nice big spicy aroma without any thing in particular coming to mind, with maybe a bit of yeast sneaking in there.

Lots of dark rye spices coming through in a dryish taste.

The aftertaste is quite dry and full of rye on this medium bodied beer.

Pretty good stuff, takes a couple of gulps and gets better with each, I really think it's a beer worth seeking out for any of you in there distribution area.

LXIXME, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

WynnO, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

hilgart1, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

sparx1100, Jul 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

sansho, Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

emjanson, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

duceswild, Jun 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Drinking_Milkshakes, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

derekfilcoff, Jun 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

vfgccp, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TheBishopco, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Hilltop1215, Jun 09, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

rangerred, Jun 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

jlindros, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

beerguy36, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Josiah2729, May 15, 2012
Rye Saison from Yazoo Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.