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Maple Nipple Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 52
Gots: 19 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our hearty Vermont Maple ale is a unique and tasty brew loaded with local maple syrup and a kick!

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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metalgdog

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-26-2013 16:04:53 | More by metalgdog
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-25-2013 23:03:29 | More by laxer8811
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-25-2013 20:18:14 | More by tobelerone
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HeadyMusicalTopper

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-25-2013 03:16:17 | More by HeadyMusicalTopper
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-25-2013 03:04:11 | More by orangesol
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-23-2013 02:20:20 | More by mikeincharleston
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-20-2013 21:25:37 | More by jbeervt
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-18-2013 20:18:47 | More by 4ster
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scotv

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-18-2013 18:08:29 | More by scotv
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IPAkindaguy

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-17-2013 13:48:38 | More by IPAkindaguy
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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-17-2013 00:07:19 | More by Wolfpack2005
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this beer at the dive.

A - Poured into a tulip a dark clear light brown hue with a light thin blanket that fades to leave a thin light blanket and left a thin halo.

S - Aromas of maple dog? Really maple acrid dampness. Ugh.

T - Taste is light maple, metallic, malts caramel, awful.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carved and faintly drinkable.

O - Overall I was somewhat disappointed by this beer. Faint maple, more metallic than anything.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2013 23:52:31 | More by rudzud
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-11-2013 20:47:21 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lawson's Finest Liquids - Maple Nipple Ale

Look - This poured a pink in the middle when held up to the light, red towards the sides, and an amber further on the edges. Not much head but lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Smell is definitely a red style, deep malts and some faint maple, not overpowering, well balanced.

Taste - I would classify it as a red ale meets roasted maple. There is a push of red malts, a bitter red-style peak, then a settle down to a sweet maple.

Mouthfeel - It is sticky but not boozy at all. Quite drinkable and refreshing for this kind of brew, not overly sweet and I appreciate that, I am not a fan of Foley's, which is a sweeter brown ale variety of this category.

Overall - Solid brew. I think it gets a bad rap on here and frankly I disagree. To each their own! I personally think this is a great fusion brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 02:57:55 | More by JMScowcroft
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -46.1%

05-07-2013 18:23:42 | More by BGsWo22
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1424IpA

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-30-2013 03:41:50 | More by 1424IpA
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Rau71

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-30-2013 03:37:15 | More by Rau71
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Hendry

Vermont

4.66/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I feel perfectly fine about my rating being the current highest on Lawson's Maple Nipple because a good Vermonter loves their maple syrup and a masterfully crafted beer! The ratings on this maple mélange are low for the very reason Vermont amber syrup (lighter and sweeter) is more popular than the dark syrup (richer,woodsier).

Hard to get any kind of head even with an aggressive pour. Color is a gorgeous rich dark maple syrup color: very enticing. Opaque in appearance as is the variety of the boiled sap employed. Nose offers a hint of caramel with maple overtones:don't look for hops in the nose and you won't be disappointed. Does Lawson's MAKE hoppy beers? YES, but the style being reviewed here is a Maple Ale, so onward.

Dark syrup is what Lawson's chose for this concoction & imbues a rich and hearty flavor: you really get a solid hit of that with each rich hearty sip.
Sweet? Yes, it is indeed, the way a dark Vermont maple syrup tastes, but blended masterfully with hops,yeast and spices. Notes of alcohol are slight as it warms,not overly hot as other reviewers have noted.
Medium to heavy body, perfect carbonation,similar to a rich Vermont maple soda,but with an interesting blend of malt and slight hop character.

I'm wishing that I had purchased more than one bomber of this gourmet Vermont ale when I had the chance, but with Double Sunshine and Peril taking up most of my budget at Lawson's 5th Anniversary celebration, that's just the way it goes. Guess I'll have to wait until next April to score multiples of this delightful elixir!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 04:09:24 | More by Hendry
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a deep mahogany brown color with bright ruby highlights. Two fingers of off-white foam dissipate to a thin fill with a almost a fingers thick of foam around the edge.

S - the nose is a bit muted but pleasant. Plentiful fruit esters in the form of figs, raisins, and cherrirs. Notes of toasted almond, brown sugar, chocolate shavings round out the nose.

T - sweet notes of granulated sugar and doughy bread on the forefront. Dusty brown sugar and toasty flavors as well. In the center the flavors all meld to create a french toast sort of character. There is a present yet pertinent american hop profile with an earthy and slightly citric bitterness. Finish is chocolatey but quick.

M - medium bodied with a slick and slightly watery texture. medium carbonation.

O - interesting ale. I was expecting something more from this ale but it was still decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 21:42:48 | More by Teleweizen2
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-16-2013 09:56:17 | More by Kelp
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-07-2013 19:04:15 | More by bsuedekum
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-07-2013 00:41:33 | More by ScottP
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep copper with a decent off white head. Chunky collar. Clear body.

Smell - Bland aroma. Mapley. Slightly metallic aroma.

Taste - Much more mapley. Sweet and caramely. A little too sweet. No bitterness. No complexity. Kinda blah also.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and then dries out just a touch. Needs it.

Overall - Very uninspired. I like maple beer, but this is dull.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:35:18 | More by Alieniloquium
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BrockettBrewing

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-17-2013 20:37:32 | More by BrockettBrewing
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chubby2u

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-04-2013 02:09:40 | More by chubby2u
Maple Nipple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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