Rhubarb Basil Saison
Lawson's Finest Liquids

Rhubarb Basil SaisonRhubarb Basil Saison
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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 9.2%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 22, 2017
Added:
May 05, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
Farmhouse style ale brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Wheat malts, with 40 pounds of added fresh rhubarb and a hearty dose of local fresh basil, then fermented with a French Saison yeast for a dry finish.
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Rated: 3.86 by Mattybuchs from Vermont

Aug 22, 2017
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Reviewed by flaskman from New York

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I realize that my review is higher than most but I must say that as far as an advanced beer and the brewers craft I thought that it was killer. When you consider the ingredients and the fact that it was small batch craft I should had given if straight 5s. I considered myself fortunate to have it and hats off Mr. Lawson.
Aug 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by DanGeo from Michigan

Jul 24, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a slightly clouded yellow, with a decent one inch head, and some good lacing.

This one smells like, well basil, much moreso than the rhubarb. The actual base saison is not incredibly evocative on the nose.

The taste is basically the same. The flavor additions are nice, but the base saison doesn't seem super interesting, and doesn't add much. There's a slight tartness, but not much funk, or really anything significant coming from the yeast- which is kind of the thing saisons do.

This is light bodied, crisp and relatively clean.

This was definitely interesting to try, but nothing I'd go out of my way to try again.
Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by clake from Vermont

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by mltobin from Connecticut

Feb 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650ml bottle. Served in a Lawson's snifter glass.

Pours a cloudy golden body, massive four to five finger white head that takes way too long to settle down. It's clearly very effervescent, but to be clear, it was not a gusher by any means. So, it took a while waiting to be able to drink a few ounces. Smells of rhubarb, a bit of grass, minerals, yeast, pale malt sweetness. Not so much the basil. It smells mildly tart as well, but not acetic. Flavour is minerals, grass, pale malt, a very light rhubarby tartness that dances on the tongue, with a mild leafy basil finish. I was afraid it would be too strong, but its actually mild and just enough to add a nice twist on the finish. It's solid. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fluffy, good carbonation without being too prickly, minerals and a bit of basil on the finish.
Dec 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by Imperial_Sapient_Groat from Michigan

Oct 01, 2015
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier.

Not bad, but underwhelming. If this was released, say, in sixers and was somewhat accessible, it'd be a great, refreshing go-to saison. As is, it's not worth what it takes to acquire.

Pours pale and hazy with medium fizz. Smells like brett and a little bit of savory spice I will attribute to basil. Tastes the same, lightly tart with light modes of pizza. Nice, crisp finish. A neat, delicate little beer that doesn't *quite* come together even though it's still pretty good.
Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by verceman from New Jersey

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by youbrewidrink from Vermont

Jul 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by TampaRainman from Florida

Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by IPAIsaac from Delaware

Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by Tmyhre802 from Vermont

Jun 28, 2015
Rhubarb Basil Saison from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 46 ratings