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Maple Tripple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale

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BA SCORE
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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 311
Gots: 98 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.36/5  rDev -22.9%

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one.

2012 vintage. Bottle # 387/750.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with no head. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, maple, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice smell, but the flavors are slightly oxidized at this point.

06-03-2014 05:44:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-08-2014 17:42:36 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -9.4%

Big thanks to starrdogg for sharing this bottle. Served in a snifter.

Pours a deep golden color with a nearly-non-existent off-white head and a few bubbles on top. The nose carries strong notes of maple and plenty of malty sweetness. Not much depth, but the maple presence is quite nice. The flavor follows the same pattern -- smooth maple with a bit of heat through the back-end. So much maple it tastes a bit woody. Medium-full syrupy body with low carbonation and a touch of booze. Well done, but hard to have more than a few ounces of.

02-06-2012 12:17:16 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-09-2014 15:15:32 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-24-2014 01:05:33 | More by kjkinsey
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-01-2014 05:52:57 | More by zestar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-24-2014 01:09:58 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-13-2013 21:25:55 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-17-2012 00:18:27 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-24-2014 01:24:35 | More by Knapp85
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-08-2013 03:57:39 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-07-2014 13:54:42 | More by SocalKicks
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for this rarity. April 2011 release, bottle #301 of 374. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - A half-finger of white foam settles to a thin ring, wisps, and tiny spots of lace. Even with small volume, the head retention is very good with bubbles lingering throughout the pour. Mildly hazy brown body with light transparency to it.

S - Smells like a maple liqueur. Oak, booze, caramel, and an absolute ton of maple syrup.

T - The taste is interesting, as it's heavy on maple syrup and sugary malts, but somehow manages to be less sweet than the aroma - I appreciate that it avoids being cloying. Some mild alcohol presence, but nothing inappropriate for the style.

M - Full body, chewy, syrupy, with low carbonation. A bit dry and tannic in the finish. Some nice warmth to it.

D - A definite sipper, but highly enjoyable stuff with a nice blend of sweetness, warming alcohol, and barrel flavors. Don't open this without a few people to share, as it's more of a 4oz after-dinner kind of drink.

01-16-2012 22:45:26 | More by MasterSki
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

500ml corked and caged bottle into a couple of snifters. April 2011. #360/374. Pours copper with a thin white head. Leaves back light spotty lace that slowly drips down the sides. The aroma is SWEET! I’m talking maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, sugary dough and fruit. I’m pleased to find that is isn’t cloying in the nose however, as the complexity keeps things very interesting. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, very sugary on the palate but with more help from those fruity esters and some extra boozy sweetness from the ABV. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and quite chewy on the tongue. This feels about 12% but doesn’t sting, as those aforementioned flavors eat up a lot of the booze presence here. I really liked this. I initially thought the sweetness was going to get to be too much at first but the overall complexity of this really grew on me the further I got into the glass.

01-24-2013 20:34:41 | More by Kegatron
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -3%

Shared with rudzud

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly head with a super aggressive pour light head covering that fades fairly quickly but if lacing over fairly hazy maple brown color.

Nose brings nice maple sweet syrupy maple candy and light molasses like, maple creams, light triple like Belgian malts and light esters, light booze and big malt sweetness.

Taste Starts sweet with lots of maple, maple candies and creams, caramel candies, syrupy but not sticky. Nice maple, but lighter triple flavors, some esters and light booze with a hint of heat, light bitterness and hint if spices, hint of bitterness too. Nice candy finish, lots of maple and maple creams, still a bit sweet, light triple bitterness, slightest hint of citrus.

Mouth is thicker syrupy and sweet, decent carb, just a hint of booze.

Overall nice, more like they threw in a ton of maple and couldn't figure out what to call it, so they threw in a few Belgian triple malts and yeast flavors to call it a maple triple, but fairly tasty.

10-28-2012 02:12:59 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%

I've actually had this before, but I'm just getting around to reviewing it now, as I brought out a bottle to share at SS'14. This is truly one of the most unique beers in existence. Pours a deep bronzed amber color, not really hazy, but "glossy," if that makes sense...like looking through a thick piece of colored glass. A small yellow-tan head sinks to a ringlet and a swirl leaves some legs on the glass. Rich, dark sugars in the aroma, caramel and maple sap, woody and slightly boozy. Luscious taste reflects the nose, caramel, maple, some vanilla sweetness, some woodiness, and a stiff boozy kick, but that component melds well with the rest of the flavors, giving a sensation of a maple liqueur more than any other kind of booze. Medium-full body, mouthfeel is smooth and slick, syrupy, and can be on the hot side. Previous versions I've had have been a bit more hot with booze, but this particular bottle--aged only a few months after I bought it--was really nice and smooth, and the alcohol heat was toned down. I seriously could've easily conquered this bottle by myself with no problem. The price tags on these bottles are on the higher side, but it's understandable considering the recipe, and it's also worth every penny.

01-26-2014 01:08:03 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-24-2013 00:32:16 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-23-2013 14:51:45 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-19-2013 18:49:48 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-29-2013 18:34:19 | More by DrunkinYogi
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-18-2013 07:15:06 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-23-2012 20:04:11 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

500ish mL bottle shared by Mr. Starr.

Pours a clear, viscous burnt amber color with a trace amount of white head with no retention or lacing. Nose is caramel and maple, sappy and sticky, with light dark fruit and some traces of oak. Some alcohol heat, but not distracting. Syrupy body, low carbonation, sticky and dense on the palate. Raw maple and burnt sugar sweetness hits the front of the palate and persists throughout. Finishes dries out a little with light oak and pleasant warming alcohol. For such a big, unusual beer, this never veers to becoming cloying or too boozy. A novelty, but surprising well balanced and drinkable.

02-07-2012 00:11:23 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-08-2013 13:13:00 | More by InspectorBob
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%

Big thanks to Kegatron for sharing this expensive bugger with me. Bottle 360 of 374 poured into a matching snifter. The brew appears a clear copper orange color with a yellow tint around the edges. A tan cap slowly fades leaving spotty lace sticking to the glass.

The aromatics are strong with a scent of bunt sugary quality. Some vanilla, caramel and maple-like candy all take their turn showing off their sweet residual character that entices and makes you salivate. A trace hint of alcohol is felt tingling the back of the nose.

The taste starts off reminescent of caramel then more vanilla with suggestions of maple syrup. A mild amount of oxidation and solvent booze break up the profile with some herbal hop aspects and a bit of dry earthiness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. This was a very nice dessert-like brew that was downright crushable. For 12%, this brew drinks at an alarming rate. I think I killed half my glass before composing a single thought and writing any notes. The price point on this is a bit rough but christ, after having it I would not be able to say no to buying this if the opportunity presented itself. Thank you Heath for sharing this with me!

02-05-2013 19:05:28 | More by stakem
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Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.