Lineage Rye | Trillium Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Photo of Coorsy
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not sure when it was bottled. Got it at the upper case release. Very light and clean on the palate. Rye isnt overpowering but instead subtle and compliments well with tart fruits and barrel character.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 12.7 fl oz (375 ml) bottle purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

Outstanding appearance. The crystal clear, golden colored liquid was capped by a rocky, two-finger tall, off white crown. Fantastic retention. Large patches of splotchy, craggily lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was crisp and bright with an intensely dry and powdery yeastiness. Quite tart. Citrus zest was noticeable. Wheaty. Slightly funky and musty. Subtle spice notes were detectible. Clove and coriander were most apparent. There was a hint of sweetness as well. This reminded me a bit of lemon candies or maybe even SweetTarts.

The flavor profile was even more tart and complex than the nose. Super crisp and dry with loads of lemon and orange peel. Quite brett-y/bug-y. Moderately funky. Straw-like. Even though the beer was aged in rye barrels, I thought it exhibited notes of white wine. Slightly sweet with a touch of spiciness. Coriander was detectible. Floral hops were noticeable on the back end and in the dry, oaky finish. Pithy lemon rind notes also came through. Again, SweetTarts came to mind. Immensely refreshing and, with the 6.9% ABV nowhere to be found, far too drinkable.

The mouthfeel was also spectacular. Super frothy and fluffy on the palate. The liquid contained a lively, somewhat aggressive effervescence that gave the beer a pillowy soft texture. Spot-on for the style.

After reading the initial reviews of this beer and listening to people complain that it did not contain much "wild ale" character, I decided to cellar my bottle for a year. The result was a beer with the tart, brett-centric complexities of a wild ale and the crisp, spicy components of a saison. I would definitely put this up there with Saison Brett and some of the other highly regarded brett-infused saisons.

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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirBob
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unsure of the bottle date, but from the 2104 release.

Pale tangerine body. Opaque with barley visible carbonation. White head quickly disipates to a bubbly cap and thin collar. Nice lacing.

Tart lemon. Oak. A little underlying must. Dry grass. Yeast.

Very complex and well layered. Some tart, tongue tingling lemon to start. Shifts smoothly to some oak and vanilla. Back to fresh lemon juice with some spice. Finishes with oak and vanilla and a bit musty. Rye is subtle and underlying through out.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

A real treat. I wish I could afford to buy multiples of this one. Definitely worth cellaring for a year from purchase even though these were bottled well before they were sold.

Edit: bottle date is 5/26/14

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Funky, sour, Brett, merlot grapes, oak, toasted, bready, biscuity, apple, coconut, cracker, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice blend or barrel flavor, funk, and malt. Tasty, tart, sour, pucker, and a little chewy.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, a little dry, a little chewy, medium to high carbonation, tart, and pucker.

Overall: Love this barrel aged wild saidon. Looking forward to more of this in the future. Mmm, mmm, good.

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Lineage Rye from Trillium Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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