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Sticky Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Sticky Ale
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89
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beauty was created by filling two oak barrels with Lawson's Finest Maple Nipple Ale that had previously held a Maple Bourbon from Saxton's River Distillery in Brattleboro, VT. We patiently waited a year, then blended the oak-aged beer with a small portion of fresh beer. The result is Sticky.

(Beer added by: ScotNH on 12-22-2013)
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-02-2014 00:33:58 | More by lunarbrew
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-09-2014 23:14:59 | More by Janeinma
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-27-2014 16:54:24 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-09-2014 15:17:31 | More by acurtis
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SonnyHenry

California

4.98/5  rDev +23.9%

Bourbon, Maple, Chocolate Oh my...

But seriously a fantastic beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from finish to end.

The nose on this baby is so inviting and just draws your soul in. The taste delivers what the nose promised and kept me coming back for another sip until it was unfortunately gone :(

I haven't had a bad offering from Lawson's yet and will continue to seek out their brews!

05-06-2014 17:48:55 | More by SonnyHenry
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured from the bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Appeared a brown/amber color with a 1 finger off white head. Slightly see through but only when held to the light.

Smell was mild - definite sweet maple smell with a bit of belgian candy sugar.

Taste was fantastic. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, and slightly funky. Definite maple taste but not overpowering like fake maple syrup, more of a subtle maple.

Body was nice, not too thick, not too thin. Alcohol was barely noticeable.

Overall a solid offering. Not over-the-top at all which was nice.

01-07-2014 20:36:01 | More by TWStandley
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%

Picked this up at the Farmers Market, bottled Dec 2013 and poured into my Lawsons tulip....

A - Light brown in color, nice head and decent amount of lace

S - Good maple and bourbon combination, molasses, bread, milk

T - Much of the same as the nose. The bourbon is upfront and followed with a nice maple finish

M - Thin feel, exceptionally smooth

O - Very good beer. A tad thin but a good maple and bourbon mix. It's also remarkably smooth and the ABV is well hidden

04-10-2014 00:15:31 | More by rjp217
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-29-2014 20:46:16 | More by Fusebuddy
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-23-2013 17:39:46 | More by mendvicdog
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-09-2014 14:15:37 | More by RAKeeler
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-04-2014 13:29:14 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-22-2013 05:54:50 | More by oline73
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jeg518

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-10-2014 13:55:07 | More by jeg518
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lurpy1

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Thanks to sandman3479 for sending this along. Breaks my Lawson's cherry!

Oh, this was so, so, close to being out of this world. The barrel does a phenomenal job on smell. Woody, breakfast, the maple really comes through. If only it had the same effect on the taste. The maple fades on the tongue. More maple, more barrel please. If we had it, we'd have a world class beer. What remains is pretty good. I would definitely drink this again, but if Lawson's ever turns up the voltage on this guy, I'll be first in line.

06-04-2014 15:45:10 | More by lurpy1
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-24-2013 04:43:23 | More by Hophead717
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-01-2014 19:47:23 | More by bearmcnair
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured into a Prohibition Pig cervoise. Deep brown color with a creamy tan head that retained well, lacing the glass. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup, almost barleywine-ish, bready yeast. Lots of barrel in the taste, maple sap, bready malts, herbal notes, fairly boozy with the yeast-flashed maple lending a neutral alcohol flavor, and a background smooth bourbon taste, vanilla and hints of coconut. The bourbon came out more as the beer came up to room temperature. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, very nice overall.

02-22-2014 22:08:19 | More by Rifugium
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-15-2014 14:09:42 | More by outoffocus
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-30-2014 13:14:57 | More by kristougher
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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John_M

California

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

The beer pours a somewhat hazy, reddish amber color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. Given the description of the beer on the lable, I guess it comes as no surprise that I pick up considereable maple syrup, vanilla, butter toffee and caramel. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet beer, with the vanilla, maple syrup and butter toffee dominating. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with fairly long, fairly sweet finish. Alcohol is pretty well integrated in the flavor profile, with no sense of heat or heaviness on the finish.

Bit of a one dimensional, one trick pony here (in terms of flavor), but still a pretty tasty beer for all that.

Thanks Derek!

06-23-2014 22:15:01 | More by John_M
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Sticky Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.