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Lawson’s Finest Session in the Rye
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This special ale incorporates malted rye in the grain bill, along with wheat, oats, and barley. It is fermented with a Belgian-style Saison yeast lending a spicy and floral character with complex flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 oz. bottle (#19) via trade awhile back - Pours a golden color with a good size off white head. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor is esters, light citrus, spice, and a bit of rye. Finish was a bit odd. Light to medium body. An interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
BCTC 2011, medium golden pour, great floral aroma. pot pourri, chamomile, lemon zest notes. Great flavor, spicy & floral. solid saison

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1862) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2010
BCTC 2010 on tap. Orange with ring. Toffee spicy gummy yeasty aroma. Spicy toffee caramel with rye spicy yeasty bread and slight carbo bite. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Medium beige head that mostly dissipates atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, some orange, lightly spicy. Taste is medium sweet, orange, rye, some floral. Soft light-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
BCTC 2010. Tap. Pours a hazed deep amber, woody brown with a a decent off white head. Aroma is slightly spicy with phenolic yeast, but also has a mix of rye and fruity esters as well- spicy earthy malts, with light caramel and fruit- slight apple. Flavor is toasted malts, rye, spice, fruity ester, spicy phenolics, light oiliness in the end- mostly dry and nutty in the end. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2010
In short: Rye bread in a bottle. A very nice rye beer, but not much of a Saison
How: Tap + Bottle. This rating for a 22oz bottle consumed very fresh about 1 month after bottling.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a large off-white head
In long: The pleasant nose has a nice rustic side and also a nice spicy rye bread side. Taste is a bit of a letdown. Very much focussed on oily rye bread, and then more oily rye bread. Some apricots and other light fruity notes. Light spiciness sensation that often comes with rye based beers. Body is juicy/oily with a carbonation that is too soft for the style. It is unfortunate that the nice rustic character did not make it to the taste at all. Good beer. Yet another rating for me. I find that typing ratings is very time and beer consuming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
22oz bottle pours a hazy orange with a frothy, white head. Nice, spicy aroma, cloves, orange peel, yeast, perfume. Flavor is where the rye really shines through, sweet, spicy, yeast, a little clove, honey. Medium bodied, lightly dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6927) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazed golden orange with a thin white head. Spicy citrus and rye, caramel and toast. Caramel, sugar maple, spicy rye. Long and smooth, night grapefruit bitterness with some lingering toast and quinine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
Wash. DC tasting. hazy golden, white head. aroma, full on rye goodness, sweet and some spices, strawberry like nose, pureed fruit like apricot. flavors, plenty of rye, light spicy mouthfeel is thick with the Saison yeast being a tad drown in the whole rye aspect of the beer. Mouthfeel is grainy with some mild caramel malts for a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bomber at DC local tasting. Nice aroma of pumpernickel and rye bread. Taste is sour with a bit of orange peel. Very tasty stuff.


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