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Maple Tripple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 109 | FT: 6
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Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Enticing, rich and complex, this creation defies easy description. Our 'once-a-year beer' is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from our friend Paul Marble in Fayston, VT. No water added! Just barley, hops, and ale yeast.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-26-2008)
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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle 1210/1500 from 2013
The beer pours a dark hazy amber (no chunks of yeast) with a thin halo of white head around the perimeter. The nose is sweet (unexpected notes of lactose-like dairy sweetness?), distinct maple and yeast, minimal alcohol, no bitterness. The taste is maple forward (as hoped) with a hint of fruit and yeast, and a slight bitterness in the finish (more woody than hoppy). The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy (some carbonation, generous sap sweetness), but not chewy, has smooth maple goodness, masked alcohol, and a slightly dry bitterness in the finish. This beer is fantastic to drink, especially if you're a maple fan, but I'll have trouble justifying the price again in the future.

ThePorterSorter, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle of the 2013 vintage, generously extra'd to me and Doug by FleetwoodMatt. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 12/4/2013.

Pours what I expected a maple syrup beer to look like. Amber brown, clearish, with a relatively effervescent white head measuring some 0.5-1cm that disappears quickly. When the head is gone, this really looks just like maple syrup, like Aunt Jemima or something.

Smells phenomenal. It's sweet, but in an unique way. It definitely evokes maple syrup, but in a different way. Its more like if you had maple-flavoured candy- its sweeter than maple syrup, but has that maple character to it. Its very strong in the nose and very unique. I am really digging the nose.

The taste of this beer itself is actually quite interesting. Very sweet so its a sipper, but its sweet in an unique way that doesn't really have an exact correlation in my tasting dictionary. It's sweet in a syrupy way, but its not maple syrup sweet. It could be a malted barley contribution. There isn't much bitterness in this one at all, either. Very unique but not a profile I could drink more than once a month.

Fantastic, full bodied mouthfeel that actually is resinous as I would expect a maple syrup-based beer to feel like. Its so damn sticky and drinkable. I was surprised to see that it is a 12% ABV beer because there is zero indication of it. Really, really well-crafted in this regard.

Such an unique beer, the concept behind it is really cool. Authentic Vermont maple syrup used to make beer instead of water. Its sweet and syrupy on the mouthfeel, which is what I expected. This is a really cool novelty that I don't think I would want more than 6-8 ounces of every year.

Stevedore, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from a great friend who lives in Vermont! Bottle 845 of 1500. Beautiful, slightly hazy dark mahogany pour with a two finger creamy beige head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is incredible with huge maple notes along with hints of brown sugar, caramel, brown bread, molasses, vanilla, and toffee. The taste is incredibly rich with the maple once again the star. Hints of raisins were a surprise, complemented nicely with sweet brown bread, oak, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, booze, and just a touch of chocolate. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with subtle creaminess, and a warming, somewhat cloying finish. Overall, while this is borderline too sweet, it's so full of flavor, and it's got just enough balance to compensate for any faults. Highly recommended!

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Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.