Yazoo Rye Saison
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   ABV: -
A very special brew for our fifth anniversary. Brewed with a blend of rye and pale malts, spicy American hops, and a classic farmhouse yeast, for a tart, peppery body and an amazing dry finish. Hereís to five years of Yazoo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Cloudy brownish amber, and a thin foamy beige head. Definate rye aromas up front, with some more typical saison funk in the background.Very tart flavor at first, then a mix of rye, lemon and herbs. Seems a little odd, but I liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2009 Bottle. Aroma similar to a hefeweisen; slightly pickly with hints of orange. Appears yellow to amber with a quickly dissipating white head. Tastes like an average hefeweizen with hints of lemon and lime. A little on the fizzy side, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle, shared by NachlamSie. Pours gold with sticky off-white head. The aroma is fruity with noticeable rye; thereís some pear, lemon, peach, coriander, and plenty of sweetness, too. The flavor is rye and light honey and a somewhat bracing fruit and spice combo that makes my jaw twitch at first, but I come to like it after a few sips. It gets more mellow the more I drink. The finish is tropical with a little bit of dryness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 [march 18, 2009]
Bottle shared with Tronraner. Pours light gold with a white head. The body is see through. Lots of rye is noticed in the aroma which I liked; it gives this a tart edge it needs. The flavor is slightly wild, doughy, and flowery with hints at honey and raw grains. I donít get a lot of the normal saison flavors, but this is fairly grainy and herbal. Iíd say the rye really holds this together. Itís interesting.
[March 25, 2009]
bottle. Very fruity and light on the palate. Tons of pineapple hit my palate followed by rye and club soda. The finish is citrusy. It never really does it for me, but it does maintain a unique attitude and I seem to put down a bottle without any trouble. Iím glad to at least see something different being brewed in Tennessee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Pours from 12 oz bottle a hazy medium golden color, forming a mega huge head of foam. Aroma yeast, lemons, a bit of coriander and grasses. Flavour was of peppery yeast, slight funk that yields to lemon zest and metallic tartness. Just doesnít add up.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 Bottle from kp (I think) at February Houston Tasting. Thanks, dude! Pours with a weak orange, thin body with a straw-heavy wheat aroma. Flavor is lemon, coffee, and cold medicine. Bubbly mouthfeel. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of ckeegan04 poured into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with tons of bubbles rushing to the top to feed a big fluffy white head that shows very good retention and laving. A good looking beard. The aroma is an interesting mix of Belgian yeast sweetness with some bubblegum but with lots of citrus as well. Maybe the faintest hint of funk and definitely some rye spiciness as it warms. The taste is a little more tart than the aroma with some tart lemons up front before the light fruit sweetness comes in. The Belgian yeast gives way to a dry finish with hints of spices and a bit more of the lemon zest. The mouthfeel is fairly light with lots of carbonation. This is my first Yazoo beer and it was certainly an original take on the style. The aroma was a little on the sweet side but then the taste brought the tartness and funk a bit more. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Draft at brewery. Pours hazy amber with a retentive off white head. Aroma of yeast and funky esters. Flavor of Rye, lemon, and spice. Slight phenolic finish. Interesting concept, but this is not working for me. Perhaps I need to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottled. Poured medium gold, cloudy, foamy off-white head. Nose is yeasty, horse-blanket, citrus. Flavor is tart, lemony, spicy. Hoppy, dry finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
5th anniversary bottle. Cloudy orange with fair white head. Orange citrus aroma with hints of white pepper spice. Flavor is orange peel, a twinge of sourness, and a little hop spice. Medium thin body with moderately high carbonation. Refreshing change of pace, but not really a winter beer.

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