Maple Tripple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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5/5 rDev +14.7%
2012 Release of 2011's brew. Bottle #1 of 750 poured into a snifter.
A-crystal clear dark amber, with a small tan head that dissipated quickly.
S–a bouquet of maple sweetness and alcohol.
T–the Maple Tripple dances on your entire pallet, engaging every taste bud. Maple sweetness is joined with slight malt and yeast flavors and the beer finishes with a hint of relative bitterness. It was very sweet, but never cloying. It was extremely complex, but never muddled. A display of incredible brewing finesse.
M–A perfect viscosity, that coats your tongue long enough to savor each sip. It wasn't syrupy or heavy though.
O–By far the best beer I have ever had. It is most similar to Avery's 2011 Beast but it somehow avoids all of that beers small imperfections. The beauty of the beer is the complexity that comes out of its simplicity. It has 4 ingredients (concentrated maple sap, barley, yeast and hops) and they come together in a way that surpassed my very high expectations
06-13-2012 16:31:05 | More by leftde18
5/5 rDev +14.7%
Great beer, although I get the feeling it was named "maple triple" because "maple quad" didn't have as good of a ring. A 2012 bottle, enjoyed in 2013.
Pours an opaque brown, with a tan head - not huge, but poured into small glasses.
Beer is 12%, but it's as smooth as maple syrup (rimshot please). It's big bodied, and has light but sufficient carbonation.
Aroma is sweet, malty, think prune, raisin or date.
Tastes of molasses, figs, raisins, caramel, hints of maple, hints of chocolate. The best way to describe this is that it tastes like the perfect trappist quad - but not as bubbly as westy.
Mouthfeel is smooth an full, some lingering sweetness, but no booze or astringency.
This beer is well worth the $25 price tag.
08-17-2013 23:29:45 | More by parris
4.85/5 rDev +11.2%
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!
08-17-2012 02:42:47 | More by cosmicevan
4.8/5 rDev +10.1%
Shared a bottle with Sean L. at a local radio interview on pairings. Goes killer with Bayley Hazen Blue cheese, BTW!
Deep amber color - exactly that of Grade A Medium Amber syrup. Aroma is of maple and a certain woody scent. Sean claims no wood-aging involved to contribute that. Nicely balanced between sweet & dry; hops are very low-key. Flavor is all maple & wood, with toffee & caramel notes. Not astringently dry like many sap beers. Finish is long and of maple candy - but not sweet, thankfully. As with many sap & maple beers, there can be a flavor of wood that imitates maple wood aroma - but very subtle. An utterly captivating beer.
07-22-2010 19:44:25 | More by duchessedubourg
4.79/5 rDev +9.9%
500ml bottle 12,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Bottle Number: 176/374
A massive thanks to gn0sis for this bottle.
Appearance: Maple Tripple Ale pours out a beautiful burnished orange, with a back light revealing streaks of orange and red, as well as bright golden edges. A rough pour yields a slow forming off-white head that displays good retention for the Abv. and leaves a few small blotches of lacing.
Smell: Ah man, this smells absolutely amazing! Massive maple syrup notes dominate the nose (go figure), but it is far from one dimensional. Brown sugar, candy sugar, sweet caramel, brandy laced caramel sauce, charred oak, golden raisins, sweet cooked apple and a smidgen of candied citrus peel are all noted.
There is virtually no alcohol presence, even as the beer approached room temperature.
Taste: Mmmm, this stuff is absolutely delicious! As the nose promised, massive, sweet, sugary maple syrup dominates the flavour. Other notes include: Dark candy sugar, a note reminiscent of liquid malt extract, brandy laced caramel, a hint of vanilla toffee, light oak and a barleywine-esque fruitiness. Amazingly the 12% is almost completely hidden, with only a hint of warming present at the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel: As with the rest of this beer, the mouthfeel is right up my street - full, chewy, sticky body (although not quite as sticky as one might expect given the ingredient list); with a distinct sugary feel and a medium-low level of fairly smooth carbonation.
Overall: Maple Tripple Ale is a fantastic beer and certainly one of the most interesting brews I have had. I thought that the lack of water would make this a little too sweet and syrupy to enjoy in quantity, but I could easily have hammered a second bottle and maybe even a third had it not been mid summer! I will certainly be looking for another bottle or two of this to put away in the cellar.
01-12-2013 09:28:10 | More by Thehuntmaster
Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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