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Maple Tripple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale

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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
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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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Ratings: 262 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-02-2012 06:36:02 | More by stxSS07
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SourinQns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-23-2012 01:13:23 | More by SourinQns
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

What a late night, after dinner or cold evening treat. Was lucky enough to make it up to Vermont for the release of this beer and have always wanted to try this.

No head and not supposed to be. A nice autumn brown/amber color with excellent clarity. Based on the look, you are more likely to check for legs vs. lace.

Shocking that this smells like real maples syrup.. I’m not talking about Aunt Jemima or Log Cabin.. but the real stuff. I’d also say some brown sugar as well.

Wonderful and very different. Doesn’t feel like a beer, doesn’t drink like a beer, but still wonderful. A kicked up Maple liqueur with a kick. The brown sugar notes are here as well. A nice subtle bitterness just below the surface that balances what could be some overbearing sweetness.

Definitely bold in body and a touch sticky.. Just a slight touch of carbonation..

Just a pretty cool beer… Well done sir.

09-21-2012 01:36:22 | More by Reagan1984
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billyshears

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-17-2012 00:34:44 | More by billyshears
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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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

A- A dark amber body with a thin white layer of bubbles on top.

S- Maple is there, with a lot of oak coming through from a malty body.

T- Nice malty oaky body followed by a huge rush of sugary maple syrup.

M- Thick and syrupy. A definite sipper that sticks to your mouth for a long time after each taste.

O- An innovative beer that cannot truly be categorized. There are very few beers that are "out there" and this is one of them.

09-09-2012 03:48:19 | More by stephenjmoore
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-08-2012 09:25:51 | More by marine1975
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-08-2012 09:23:53 | More by GehenHerzog
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

09-04-2012 22:40:43 | More by DelicateDelirium
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-04-2012 17:03:41 | More by HopsHopenstein
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MexicanSkittel

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-26-2012 13:26:17 | More by MexicanSkittel
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-25-2012 01:05:25 | More by lakersfan16
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cosmicevan

New York

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
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-15-2012 02:04:51 | More by claytong
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-14-2012 14:08:44 | More by mcintire78
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-14-2012 02:22:42 | More by TheRuss9585
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-10-2012 13:46:42 | More by jbuddle
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%

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. . .

07-09-2012 22:22:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours thick and dark golden, no head to speak of; legs trail slowly down the sides of the glass. Looks pretty much like pure maple syrup. Aroma follows suit. Before tasting I know this will be the most heavily maple-flavored beer I’ve ever had and it sure is. Hard to call it beer, almost. Flavor of mildly boozy maple syrup. Not many other flavor notes discernible. Brown sugar, caramel maltiness, very faint floral hops which contribute a subtle bitterness. Thick, chewy, and slightly cloying, a bit sticky, quite sweet, totally unique. What can I say? I loved it. If you are a maple fan this is hands down the one beer you have to try. If you don’t like sweet beers or maple flavor you should steer far clear.

07-09-2012 21:29:00 | More by tobelerone
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-08-2012 21:02:13 | More by fbc24
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AndrewK

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-07-2012 05:36:56 | More by AndrewK
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-01-2012 20:32:30 | More by leschkie
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larryi86

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-30-2012 14:16:25 | More by larryi86
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-16-2012 21:28:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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leftde18

Massachusetts

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
Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.