La Grange
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,931
Ranked #43,219
3.6 | pDev: 14.72%
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 86 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GregSVT from Texas

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass. About right for a Saison.

S: The nose is mostly that belgian yeast aroma of floral esters and spicy clove with a hint of lemon zest in the background. Not the best smelling Saison but it isn't terrible.

T: Big sweet flavors of belgian yeast and malt hit you first and are follwed by some clove and a bit of hops on the finish. Not much lemon or apples like a Saison should have. This could probably score better as a Belgian Strong Golden Ale or one of the other Belgian styles.

M: The feel is on the thicker side of medium and creamy. Just a tad bit dry which is also not very Saison like...

O: While this is a tasty Belgian beer it's not the best Saison I've had. I will say it's one of the best Rahr beers I've had though. Their To Thee series is really impressing me with each release.

Sep 18, 2011
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stampfler07 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Feb 05, 2013
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birchstick from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Mar 28, 2012
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champ103 from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy, but bright and vibrant golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Sticky lace is left behind.
S: Musky and earthy yeast up front. Light fruity esters of lemons and banana. Some spice. Very enjoyable.
T: Follows the up front. Musky, earthy, basement like funky. Fruity ester follow again with a lingering grapefruit bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that seems little watery. It needs to be more crisp and dry. Though very enjoyable to drink.

Simple, and enjoyable. If there was a bit more body and crispness, I think that would bring everything together perfectly. Though as is, still a good representation of the style. Very much worth a try, but just shy of being special.

Sep 30, 2011
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Mora2000 from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta love a beer which appears to have John Deere Model B on the label. The beer pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is full of Belgian yeast with some slightly sour orange notes. The flavor is full of orange and lemon citrus notes, as well as some pepper and others spices, yeast and wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. For a brewery that typically doesn't brew Belgian beers, I was impressed with this effort.

Sep 24, 2011
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csfcmitchell from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Oct 25, 2013
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bonkers from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to texasfan549, poured into a snifter, hazy yellow pour, Big white head. The aroma is citrusy light funk. The flavor is pretty standard for a saison, citrus, slightly tart, easy finish. The body is light, good carbonation, easy drinking. A solid saison, and any beer with a John Deere B on the label can't be all bad.

Nov 21, 2011
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brokensail from California

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed yellow color with a white head. Nose of sweet bread, some yeast, citrus peel. A touch of floral hops, some light spice, and a bit of fruit. There is some nice malt character on the palate. Bready malts with a touch of toast and yeast. A nice fruit profile of apple, pear, and banana. Lightly spicy with a hint of pepper. Not super hoppy, but a good floral and light citrus flavor.

Aug 07, 2012
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EgadBananas from Louisiana

2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to HopsSchnapps for this local!

Pours a nice hazy, golden orange color. Nice frothy white head adorns. Aroma is chock full of fruity esters and BIG bready yeast notes. Those fruity esters and big bready yeast notes carry over into the taste. It's fairly one dimensional in that respect. It's missing the spicy, peppery notes for one. The feel is a bit too creamy and heavy for a saison.

It's a decent saison in the end. Still drinkable, but a bit more dynamic flavor profile and a crisp, more refreshing feel would make it much better.

Sep 30, 2011
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strangebrew1981 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Nov 12, 2013
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wtkphoto from Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Feb 13, 2013
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deadliest from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Sep 07, 2014
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Kips from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Nov 12, 2013
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ReyG006 from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Sep 17, 2012
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jwg782 from Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

Dec 06, 2013
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frogfan from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Oct 11, 2012
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Sinewave from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have yet to be let down by the "To Thee" series. I ran in to this one by suprise. Love the label.

Pours foggy, frosty yellow with an orange hue. Thin, fizzy white cap.

Green grapes and hay fill the air on top pop. Clove and white pepper...oh my!

This is big and sweet. Thick, honey glazed grain and fruit. Green grapes, green apples, and pears. Spicy clove. The finish is a touch bitter, but still mainly sweet. Although I personally feel there's enough grassy, earthy balance to make it a pretty good attempt at a saison.

This has to be one of the thickest saisons I've ever had. Not that it's terribly thick, but it's close to medium and very slick. There seems to be a lack of carbonation though. I think a few more bubbles would help this one out a bit.

I feel this is a pretty good take on a American made saison.

Sep 11, 2011
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oline73 from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a half finger of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet and mildly tart with strong herbal yeast notes along with some citrus.

Taste: Some sweetness along with the herbal notes from the smell. There are some mildly tart citrus notes and then a strong bitterness that takes over completely.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with strong, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The bitterness in the taste was too distracting. This could be really good if it was toned down.

Nov 18, 2011
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sitarist from Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, and golden with a frothy white head. The head quickly falls to a thin ring that leaves a few spots of lacing.

Scents of apple, pear, baby powder, and a musty aroma. It has an off burnt aroma...sulfur.

The fruity esters, musty yeast, and sulfur carries over into the flavor.

Dry with a medium body, and just enough carbonation to tickle my tongue.

A decent saison that is easy to drink.

Apr 16, 2012
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joshuacavett from Texas

5/5  rDev +38.9%

Nov 14, 2011
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dgrauwiler from Texas

1/5  rDev -72.2%

Nov 16, 2012
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gtermi from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love going to the Rahr brewery and just relax. Well on I went on Wednesday and they had this in bottles to let people taste. It was very nice and delicious. The didnt get me put about 4 oz, but it poured a nice golden color with a thick head. The smell had a lot of fruitiness and sweetness. The taste is very nice with a lot of fruitiness, some spices and tons of sweetness. The mouthfeel wasnt great, but was still very solid. Easy to drink, but a little too much carbonation. Overall this beer is solid, but not great. I wouldnt ever seek it out, but its always nice to try a new beer.

Oct 15, 2011
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syrupjoe from Florida

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a moderately hazy medium-golden color with two finger milky head.

Nose: Barny funk, orange marmalade, lemon, bread, yeast tingles the nostrils.

Taste: Quite sweet, lemon, mango, grape, candy sweetness.

Moderate to low carbonation. Sweet, slightly flabby finish.

Overall this beer has a great nose and flavor profile, but is distractingly sweet. Attenuate it a bit more and I think it would be a great brew.

Jan 30, 2012
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cdwil from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Dec 29, 2011
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TenHornsProud from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, yeasty pale orange with a big, fine white head. The bottle conditioning is a nice touch.

Floral apricot peach, apple, honey, small spice from the yeast.

Taste is up front apple, sweet, honey, lemon zest which fades into a bitter finish with some malty character. Subdued but really well balanced.

Lighter body with high carbonation are right on for the beer, though, a bit too sweet up front.

A nice attempt that is close to being great but needs some tweaking.

Oct 28, 2011
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