Session In The Rye | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by abriggs1 on 07-20-2010

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4.01
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 72
Photo of kingcrowing
4.05/5  rDev +1%
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!

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown glass pry-top with gold foil. Released before the BCTC event, but just cracked it tonight with sleepnbballrlife.

Pours a beautiful creamy brown with some thin tan head. Nose is of dark wheat malt and lots of fruit-basket Belgian-yeast. Palate is crisp and somewhat simple with some citrus and dark wheat. Moderately long finish and clean.

A decent brew, a decidedly "sessionable" Belgian style, and a the rye is a nice experiment and a welcomed addition to the malt bill. It delivers what it promises!

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Photo of duchessedubourg
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the VT Cheesemakers Festival. Warm amber color; sufficient but not bountiful head. Smells earthy, spicy & malty simultaneously. Taste is floral of hops and slightly tannic from the rye, but plenty of malt to balance it out. Finish is somewhat dry and very refreshing. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz gold foil topped bomber into a tulip glass. Batch # 138. Bottle # 20.

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color, topped with a near finger of bright-white head. Swirling gets a nice little ¼ finger frothy cap going on this, which leaves a cascade of creamy foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is sticky, tangy, and a little sharp in the nose with wheat, rye, spice, fruit, and earth all mixing wonderfully in the nose. A bit of a leafy hop backbone is present here as well. Just a pleasant and flavorful fullness to this, despite this being a little more sweet and less dry than I would have expected.

The taste is tangy and crisp on the palate, with peppery spice and soft fruity esters working their way into the mix. The rye bread taste really drives the profile though and is felt well into the finish where it lingers with some earthy bitterness and gritty parching dryness. The mouthfeel bodied, with a crisp and prickly carbonation to it the whole way through the swallow. A mellow smoothness glides underneath this though, keeping it moving nicely and that 4.5% ABV just feels right on this. It's got some presence in the mouth but isn't coming off as overly beefy on the palate or anything.

This is overall maybe a little sweeter and tangier than what you would find in a traditional Saison but that mostly comes from the use of the rye, which otherwise adds some delicious flavor and dryness of it's own to this. I especially like the easy feel here though, smooth yet crisp and the lower ABV really helps this earn its name. This was a pleasant summer quaff, full of flavor, and going down very easy. Good stuff!

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Photo of abriggs1
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber brown with not much head. Smell is weak but I get a bit of yeast and rye. It tastes lighter than it looks. This is meant to be a refreshing summer beer and it goes down smooth. Pretty balanced between the rye, malt, and yeast. A bit of hops in the middle and end, but this is not a hop-forward beer. The lack of hops lets the rye overtake the aftertaste, which is subtle and dry. This is an easy drinking summer beer, but probably my least favorite from Lawson's. Of course, even an average beer by Lawson's standards is pretty freakin' good!

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Session In The Rye from Lawson's Finest Liquids
88 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.
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