Lineage Rye | Trillium Brewing Company

Lineage RyeLineage Rye
BA SCORE
4.14/5
163 Ratings
Lineage RyeLineage Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our series of New-England saisons continues with Lineage Rye, a wild ale featuring Valley Malt Danko Rye. This rare Danish rye grain provides a subtle and balancing malt backbone to compliment the complex characteristics derived from aging in oak barrels with our wild yeast blend. Lineage Rye is medium in body and pours a deep, yellow-golden hue with engaging aromatics of mild brett-funk, spicy fruit, tart lemon peel, and oaky-vanilla. Following the nose, flavors of tart citrus fruit, mellow sour berry, faintly funky must, and soft oak intertwine with a supplementing bready, rye depth. Lineage Rye will age nicely with nuanced flavors slowly developing over time.

MALT: Pilsner, Valley Danko Rye, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by nmann08 on 06-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
163
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
16
Trade:
3
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle. Great label. Love Trillium's look. Pours a murky yellow with a subdued head. Aroma is tart, nearly sour, somewhat funky and woody. It also has a very enticing malty background. The malt doesn't necessarily smell sweet, it's leaning closer toward being dry. It smells efficiently integrated within itself; not picking up and sharp scents. The flavor starts off with a chord of tartness that reverberates for much of the flavor. Soft oakiness. It has some Saison qualities to it; not just a blindly sour, Wild Ale. Then all the sudden...this huge, thick, doughy maltiness just do,images the finish. Rye bread flavor in a manner I have not experienced before. It is mostly dry but has its sweeter moments and it almost reminds me of blonde, homemade vanilla cake. What a transition from sour to liquid bread. Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering bread flavor. What a tasty beer. I love when a beer literally transforms on your tongue. This one does just that. A very unique beer.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle purchased at the brewery earlier today. Poured into HF wine glass.

A- Pours a clear yellowish golden with minimal haze, nice consistent carbonation, and about a finger's worth of frothy white head that leaves light clingy lacing.

S- Lemons, wheat, rye, a bit of yeast, a slight bit of dry barnyard funk, oak. Not overly aromatic or complex but nice balance of aromas.

T- Tart lemons, hints of rye, wheat, subtle oak, finishes with a dry light barnyard funk presence, straw, slight bit more oak, and subtle lingering taste of oats and a hint of rye. Nicely balanced, not overly tart or funky, adds a little bit more complexity then the nose, nicely layered.

M- Medium bodied, dry, nice carbonation for style which plays a bit with the funkiness, pretty easy drinking with a medium acidity level.

O- This was a very nice local wild saison that was well balanced and subtle layers of complexity. Probably my favorite saison that Trillium has come out with however it still falls a notch below a lot of the world class saisons. Might be interesting to lay down and age for awhile letting the bugs develop a little bit more.

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Lineage Rye from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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