Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
Rye Beer
4.02 | pDev: 8.71%
Oct 21, 2015
Nov 12, 2009
Notes: This special brew incorporates malted rye in the grain bill lending a spicy character and complex flavors. Generously hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial. This hoppy pale ale has a sneaky bite that will creep up and leave you smiling!
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4.25 by KristopherWKing from Massachusetts on Oct 21, 2015
3.8 by NoahFecks from Connecticut on Sep 12, 2015
3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida on Sep 09, 2015
3.99 by Elimav from Florida on Sep 09, 2015
4.11 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Aug 31, 2015
4 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Jun 29, 2015
3.4 by rspauldi from Texas on Jun 10, 2015
3.77 by Wolvesinthetaproom from New Hampshire on Jun 04, 2015
4 by Ultimate from New Jersey on Jun 02, 2015
4.19 by TampaRainman from Florida on Jun 01, 2015
4.12 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on May 31, 2015
4 by Raziel313 from California on May 31, 2015
4.15 by MattGrimley from Massachusetts on May 31, 2015
3.56 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on May 30, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

again i find myself indebted to the famous drlovemd87 for his generosity. this one, he just sent me away with. sure he isnt a huge hoppy beer guy, but thats a bit extreme. thanks dude, you are truly a legend. its fun beer too, very very heavy on the rye, and to have it in an amber color beer with this much grain weight is uncommon to say the least. the hops arent generic, nothing from these guys ever is, but it sure is familiar. the woodiness of the centennial and the heavy rye is really cool, a combination often tried but rarely executed like this. i think the caramel grain middle really helps, and i think the use of some hop strains that are in a ton of beer, but showcased so uniquely is what makes this beer special. carbonation is a half step behind, and the bigger body makes it a little thick on the palate. thats only a problem when flavors arent all there, but this is dialed in really well. rustic and big, great use of rye. i wanted to save it for you man, but you said drink it fresh, and so i did. i will return the favor. much love.

May 29, 2015
3.75 by benzalman from California on May 24, 2015
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on May 21, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

The beer was alright, sipped over a meal at Worthy Burger. This is not one to seek out but worth trying "because it's a Lawson's."

May 19, 2015
4.17 by FondueVoodoo from Canada (BC) on May 18, 2015
4.76 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 10, 2015
3.75 by brians52 from Virginia on May 09, 2015
4 by cannabispinoy from New Jersey on May 08, 2015
3.97 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on May 06, 2015
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by kscaldef from Oregon

Bitter, woody, lingering. More and more I just don't think rye IPAs are a good idea.

May 01, 2015
4.25 by btb5060 from Vermont on Apr 26, 2015
3.59 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2015
4.18 by Lare453 from Florida on Apr 25, 2015
3.96 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Apr 25, 2015
4.28 by JuliusTheCat from Maine on Apr 24, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Bottle. Pours a copper color. Mostly clear with a normal head that is off-white. Aroma is of distinct rye bread and crust. Also I am picking up a heavy dose of piny hops. Some caramel malt. The flavor starts off with rye bread and all its descriptors. Then an assault of potent West Coast hops singes the palate. This beer is very bitter. I don't even get all too much flavor; maybe the other aspects of the beer are masking them? The bitterness however, is far from hidden. Finishes with an aspirin bitterness that lasts for quite a time. After a few sips and some palate acclimation, I get more of the hops flavor intricacies. They play fairly amiably with the rye and darker malt. Lighter bodied. Long bitterness, as stated. Medium carbonation. I enjoyed it more than my review would indicate.

Apr 23, 2015
4.18 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Apr 22, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by PicoPapa from Connecticut

On tap at the Prohibition Pig. Pours a dark brownish Amber color with over an inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is a good amount of spicy rye with lots of citrus and floral hops. A bit sweet. The taste is spicy rye combined nicely with the citrus hops. Some caramel and dark fruits as well. Finish with more floral hop flavor than expected and some spicy bread. Medium bodied and slightly boozey. Overall, very good rye.

Apr 21, 2015
4.13 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Apr 21, 2015
3.83 by jaasen64 from Massachusetts on Apr 21, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FFreak from Vermont

Purchased at the Lawson's Beer Lovers Market in Waitsfield for $7. Poured into tulips and shared around the campfire.

A slightly cloudy red tinted light-brown with about a finger of white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving minimal lace.

Nice floral and citrus aroma with some pilsner character and slight spice and yeast.

Taste is really good. I'm not usually a fan of rye, but it's subdued in this, contributing just a bit of spiciness to balance out the floral and fruity hops. Finishes with a good bit of bitterness.

Mouth is just right, medium body with good carbonation, refreshing.

Overall, I liked this a lot, especially at the price. Another great ale from Lawsons.

Apr 20, 2015
4.1 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 17, 2015
4.32 by Davelucas88 from Delaware on Apr 10, 2015
3.97 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB) on Feb 27, 2015
3.98 by BBB from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2015
4.04 by NJB145 from Michigan on Feb 05, 2015
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