Maple Wheat Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.36/5 rDev -3.7%
650ml bottle, poured into a Lawson's Finest Liquids Tulip glass.
The beer pours a nice, golden honey color with a clear texture and just a slight haze. Many bubbles rise to the top of the glass that boasts a fluffy, white head that has good retention and leaves a nice amount of soapy lace behind. The aroma is simple and while it showcases the ingredients, does come across a bit blandly, light hop spice, lots of banana bread with just slight maple and earthy bark profiles with some cracked wheat that lingers. A nice amount of mapley banana bread on the tongue, high levels of pale wheat grain, tree bark, a bit of crisp hop oil but the beer definitely reads as both sweet and savory with a lot of earthiness. The body is crisp, lively coats the mouth well. It comes across as very full bodied for such a light beer, which I really liked, the finish is nice, a bit prickly but quite smooth.
Verdict: An interesting experiment, but I'm not sure this one really works. The maple presence is very soft and mild and doesn't really compliment the wheat, but it's saving grace is that the beer is quite refreshing. A rare blemish on Lawson's fine record of producing great beer.
08-31-2013 19:36:06 | More by kevanb
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3.13/5 rDev -10.3%
On draft at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT.
Poured a hazy bright straw hue with a one ginger got white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell was devoid of any maple element and essentially left me with some wheat spice and weak esters.
The trade was likewise bland, with maple to be had.
The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.
Overall a poor beer considering the expected maple element.
08-09-2013 22:14:24 | More by plaid75
Maple Wheat Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
80 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.