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Maple Tripple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 109 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of s1ckboy
4/5  rDev -8.3%

s1ckboy, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

whartontallboy, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Yabev15, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of lalaloveyou
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

lalaloveyou, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

erlenmeyer, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +14.7%

PEIhop, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -8.3%

standardcherry, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

bbadger, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Exiled
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Exiled, May 23, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5/2/2012

Bottle #236 from batch 1.

A: Hazy dark gold with a small white head.

S: A rich blend of maple and brown sugar. Notes of candied caramel meet soft orange and apple aromatics. Oak is light and there's a touch of booze in the nose.

T: Caramel and toffee meld with prominent maple syrup notes and light oak. There's a little brown sugar in there. Booze is evident but not detracting, and there's a lower moderate earthy bitterness. There's some warming in the candied maple finish.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth with alcohol warming.

Overall: I'm glad I was able to try this. I'd never heard of this beer but it's interesting, enjoyable, and worth seeking out.

HopHead84, May 06, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

RocPorterFanatic, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of AshleyMiller
5/5  rDev +14.7%

AshleyMiller, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of craytonic
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to starrdogg

Appearance: Very fall-ish looking, if that is even possible. Golden amber, more amber. a step away from translucent

Smell: Sweet and delicious maple syrup, bits of white oak and vanilla. Enticing.

Taste: Just sweet and delicious, makes you think of breakfast and pancakes. THe maple dominates, followed by oak and something a bit boozy

Mouthfeel: very full and sticky, not a surprise. Typically a negative but OK here given the rest of the beer

Overall: Very enjoyable, although I don't think I could do more than a few ounces.

craytonic, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of FlandersNed
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

FlandersNed, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

yourefragile, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Thorpe429, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of ChrisPro
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to spycow.

A - looks like maple syrup. 'nuff said.

S - amazing maple notes, touch of oak and a little bready yeast

T - Holy maple! At first it just seems one note like I'm drinking maple syrup, but there's definitely some vanilla (from the wood?) and an awesome biscuit flavor on the finish. Not insanely complex, but this taste is just phenomenal. Tons of residual sugar really works for my palate.

M - Very full bodied, light carb and a touch of heat. Seems to have subsided from some of the earlier reviews and it's pretty solid.

O - For what it claims to be, it's incredible. Others said they wanted to just sip a few oz., but with my sweet tooth, I'm pretty sure I could put away a whole bottle. To get that much maple flavor into a beer is an incredible feat. Get this!

ChrisPro, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

youbrewidrink, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

phingdong, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Chris (spycow)! Poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a clear burnt orange color, small white head, some bubbles on top, and that's just about it.

S - The maple notes are outstanding and the booze is so perfectly smooth. Caramel, super-smooth booze, light fruity notes, and tons of maple syrup. So good!

T - Similar to the nose, but even better. Maple syrup, smooth booze, caramel, burnt sugars. Just so smooth, but definitely a sipper.

M - Medium, light carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Just simply excellent! The time in the bottle has definitely done this beer some good. The booze is so smooth and the maple syrup is the perfect compliment, without going over-board on the sweetness. Recommend!

Sean9689, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

MasterSki, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of mothman
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml? bottle

Pours a beige head. Color is a golden amber.

Aroma: Maple syrup and spices. I smell notes of bourbon. Very sweet. Some fruits. Coriander and bananas.

Taste: Maple syrup, bananas, coriander, cloves. Tons of maple syrup. A lot of spices. Very sweet. I get oak and vanilla flavors. I swear I get hints of bourbon here.

Mouthfeel: Warming, smooth, creamy, and a little dry. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this was a fantastic beer. One of my favorite tripels. Very drinkable and very unique. This was a real treat!

mothman, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of nathanjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
96 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.