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Maple Tripple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 395
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 366
Gots: 113 | FT: 7
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-26-2008

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.
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Joeybones3 for this one. Shared with the local crew at an impromtu tasting on 8/10.
bottle 404 / 750 - bottled may 2012

a - looks like maple syrup. pretty still with very soft carbonation if any. really attractive amber maroon color, but still.

s - nice sweet smell. some maple and subdued booze. good brown sugar notes.

t - in a word...maple syrup. strong brown sugar. very tasty indeed, but not very beer like.

m - minimal carbonation but easy to drink. very soft and the ABV is invisible.

o - overall, VERY impressed. kind of like a braggot. different, but damn tasty!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mctizzz
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kingcrowing
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml corked and caged bottled, 2011 vintage.

Pours a deep ruby color with a very small light amber ring of foam. Nose is malty and rich, a bit sweet and maple.

Wow, taste is very maple and sweet, it isn't cloying or syrupy though which is nice and makes it surprisingly drinkable. Mothfeel is very rich and full with light carbonation, quite good!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As usual, thanks to jh1982 for bringing this out to the disc golf-pool party-ufc silva/sonnen II Saturday.

Pours out looking like well, maple syrup would if it was a little more viscous. Decent head and retention given that there is no water added to make this beer. Crazy. Aroma, everything Lawson's does that I've had is top notch, and their/his maple is the cream of the crop. No different here. Instead of harsh band aid-medicinal belgian yeast, this smells like breakfast.

Tastes nothing like any tripel I've ever had either. Sweet. Mild orange peel, this shares more in common with gran marinier than it does a tripel. Sticky-caramel, carbonation helps that a little, but hey, given what went into the beer, pretty understandable. Minimal oak/wood notes, this is all about the maple. As usual, tastes nowhere as big as it really is.

A good beer for sharing, I dunno if I would drink 12oz all to myself, but I'd be down to try, but its a gem more worth sharing, so thanks for sharing james! My favorite tripel, if it counts as a tripel. . .

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jeonseh
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


A - Golden with orange hues that looks like a cognac with a thicker and syrupier body. No carbonation at all.

S - Sweet maple syrup with light oak and lemon. This is a sweet nose but not a maple bomb

T - Sweet maple syrup with light oak presence to it. There is also a slight fruitiness presence to it as well as it has some light dates and berries near the middle. The finish is maple syrup with a light oak presence to it.

MF - Actually not as thick as I'd expect. It is a thick beer but it's not too syrupy or sticky. The finish has a light oak spiciness to it.

O - A sweet maple beer with a nice dark fruit presence that adds some complexity. This really wasn't as sweet as I expected it to be when you hear a beer that is essentially fermented maple. This is an interesting one that I was happy to try; however, I thought it was only OK and didn't really impress me too much.

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3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of striker2160
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Paul for sharing this one!

A: Poured a copper/red/pink color with a small off--white head. Minimal retention and head. Not entirely surprising.

S: Definitely sweet, some maple syrup, caramel and brown sugar dominate the aroma. It has a bit of candy sweetness with faint raisins.

T: Similarly sweet, candied sugar and maple syrup. Slightly estery with a little bit of booze.

M: Medium bodied, moderate retention. The 12% abv is well hidden.

O: A very interesting beer. I applaud Lawsons being innovative using maple sap/syrup instead of water. Quite drinkable for the abv with a nice flavor profile.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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