Field Review: Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Session in the Rye


Took a brief trip to Burlington this weekend and of course I had to stop at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill for whatever Hill Farmstead offerings are on tap and hopefully something new.

I was in luck today as there was a Lawson’s on tap, their (his?) Session in the Rye (“a Belgian-style Rye Saison” according to the menu). OK then.

Hard to tell the exact color from the dim lighting here, but it looks to pour a cloudy honey color. Nose isn’t all that strong, but I’m getting notes of grass, rye, some citrus and malt.

It’s a medium-bodied beer with high carbonation. It has a pretty dry character which carries really through the entire sip up to and including the finish. It’s a very restrained brew though. Subtle flavors are the order of the day here with light fruity notes but mostly thing like grass, grain, rye and a slight mineral taste.

Vitals: Draught poured into a pint glass. 4.5% ABV.

Taste: B. Nice, but not my favorite style. The flavor disappeared a bit quickly as well.

Drinkability: A- This is indeed a session beer and goes down easy, but for me this style is one and done.

Packaging: N/A

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