Seems a lot of brewers are starting to use rye in the brew process and it can make for some interesting flavors. I ended up swapping a bottle of Smuttynose Strawberry Short Weiss for this bottle of Lawson’s. When I was in Vermont last month the only bottles available were Knockout Blonde and Double Sunshine so I was glad to find someone with a bottle of this for trade.
The beer pours a deep orange with a small white head. Almost no lacing from but retention was good. A fair amount of aroma from this one including lots of spice and some hops which surprised me. The rye gives this one a complex flavor including a fair amount of spice but also some citrus hops. I was not expecting a hoppy beer with this but was pleasantly surprised. The beer finished smooth with minimal aftertaste and being a fairly low ABV the bottle was finished fairly quickly. Really enjoyed all 3 bottles I had the chance to try from Lawson’s and hoping I can score more when I go back to Vermont in less than a month.
Pros: Spicy, hop flavors
Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Brewers Description: Not currently listed on website