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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Brewed once a year, this brew using rye, barley and wheat borrows from Wallonian tradition in creating a unique ‘house brew’. Fermented with a Belgian Saison yeast, finished with a champagne yeast for extra dryness, carefully aged and bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2010 Version. Bottles in March 2012. Bomber into snifter glass. A: Reddish/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Honey, Maple Syrup, Sweet Wine Barrel, Brett T: Malted Rye, Honey, Maple Syrup, White Wine M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, a great rye beer with lots of Brett on the nose but you get more sweetness on the taste. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1443) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
750mL bottle 2010 pours a murky golden/orange with a small white head. Aroma is very cider like, caramel, oak wine barrels very present, and a small barn yard yeast presence. Steady dryness with a nice balance of Belgian yeast, Brett, white wine, and oak. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2010 bottle...pours a golden amber with a white head that disappears immediately. Aroma is almost like a rye whiskey with a hint of apple and wine...some fig. Flavor has fig and raisin leading into a hybrid of rye whiskey/white wine...interesting...some honey and apple...mead-like. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and warming/oaky. This is a very mead-like beer and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy, murky brownish orange with a small white head. Nose of rye, apricot jam, apple cider and wood - exquisitely complex aromatics. Flavour is uber-complex, with apricot cider notes, rye, Belgian yeast, some wood barrels and a bit of a vinous quality that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. So much depth here. Ends in apricot cider and red wine notes. Absolutely fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with a subtle touch of bubbly foam. On the nose its rich complex and ever changing. Nice dank citrus fruit, cider, earthy spiced funk and some boozy caramel sweetness... interesting beer. The palate is just as complex with lots of citrus played off some spicy rye on the mid palate and a boozy dark fermented fruit that lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2884) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Picked this up in June / July at the Waitsfield Farmer’s Market. 2010 Vintage. Paid $30 a bottle for this so finally cracking it open. Enjoyed in a snifter.

A - deep burnt gold appearance. Hazy and low carbonation

S - LOVE the smell. Big dark fruits, burnt orange peels and brown sugar. Hint of breadiness.

T - WOW!!!!!! This is huge! BIG brown sugar, big raisins, big plums, candied apples and loads of spices like coriander, sugar, pepper and honey! WHOA. Awesome! The only down fall is that I get a lot of the alcohol booziness on the finish. Has an almost bourbon finish.

M - Heavy body, light carbonation.

O - Fantastic and wonderful. Wow. Thanks Sean!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! You are one fine man. 2010 vintage. Cork & cage, first time I’ve seen that from Lawson’s. Cork was a bitch to get out, too. Pours a dull amber-orange-gold color with no head. Aroma of oaky and bretty funk, mixed fruits, dry cereal malts, caramel, and brown sugar. The flavor has the same funk, with floral notes, muddled fruits, caramel malts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, heavy mouthfeel. Sneaks up on you. Drinks like a big saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2010 750 ml bottle shared with Scott. Pours a golden orange vistalite color with a small white head. Aroma of Brett yeast, maple, rye, barley apples, peaches,, candied malt, champagne yeast, sour oak wood and funk notes. Taste of Brett yeast, rye, barley, candied malt, sour oak wood, maple and champagne yeast. Very complex but delicious. A slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle from Scott with Vincent and Allen. Pours a cloudy brown with very little head. Slightly tart with a thick sweet mouthfeel, almost mead-like, and pretty boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3448) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from scott grabbed during his VT trip shared with some bouls at the abbey event. Pours murky brown, light head and lacing. Notes are sour, woody, citrus, wet sticky oak woods, plastic, teas, cherries, fruity as shit, nice booze, and yeasty belgian spices, some brett present but not much. Overall it was good but lacking in body/flavor.

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