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Maple Wheat Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Wheat AleMaple Wheat Ale

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MDDMD on 08-04-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but there is no real noticeable maple presence in the aroma or flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -13.8%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Texasfan549, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

kjkinsey, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -13.8%

SocalKicks, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Kegatron, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -21%

oline73, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Rifugium, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +14.9%

drewone, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

InspectorBob, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

orangesol, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

yourefragile, May 25, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a matching Lawson's snifter. The brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a firm white cap. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass and overall the brew is pretty nice looking.

The aroma is grainy wheat with grass and sulfur notes. A little fruity to floral aspect in the back. The nose is pretty simple but clean and enjoyable.

The flavor is lightly fruity almost with a hint of something like cider. Some wheat and sulfur are also thrown in there. A faint watered down with a hint of something like earthy maple syrup in the aftertaste.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent amount of carbonation. A strange and unique combo of character. The fruity apple notes were not expected and didnt quite work.

stakem, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Kelp, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

plaid75, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.14/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, unfiltered, orange-gold coloring, almost opaque, with a filmy, bright white head. Nose of toasted wheat, subtle citrus notes, maple sweetness, and hints of smoke. Flavors of smooth, roasted wheat, with a rich, roasty sweet maple backbone. Very balanced and smooth. Light, crisp citrus notes on the tail end of the palate. Smooth and slightly effervesced body. The aftertaste is tangy sweet with citrus highlights, and the finish is smooth and clean. Very easy to drink.

GarthDanielson, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.21.13

A - Pours a hazy dark honey-orange with a huge fizzy light tan head that fades fast.

S - Lots of wheat, canned corn, no maple.

T - There it is. Crisp wheat with a touch of maple sweetness.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O -- Crisp, light and refreshing with a hint of maple.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -13.8%

chippo33, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

LoveStout, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of maximum12
1.95/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to damienblack for this bottle among other eastern treasures; wanted this one the moment I heard about it. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour, conducted expertly by my 11 year old daughter, is fraught with overcarbonation. Head overtops the two goblets & gets all over my poor daughter, who now smells like beer. Hope the child welfare people don’t stop by. Nose is wheat &…funk? Funk. Not sour, more like saison-level funk. Not liking where this starts up.

Lawson’s Maple Wheat is half right, at least. No hint of maple anywhere in the near vicinity. Overwhelming dint of funkiness slashed, but not enough, with grain & raw wheat. The effect is something of a cross between Jolly Pumpkin & a traditional hefe - & it’s not good. The stupid carbonation inhibits what enjoyment I might have been able to pull out of this; 11 ounces is far too much.

I can’t believe this was the brewer’s intent. Funk, overcarbonation, missing maple all point to the start of an infection, or something unpleasant. Perhaps my first bad beer from Lawson’s. A drain pour disappointment.

maximum12, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +14.9%

outoffocus, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a cloudy orange hue. Thin, fizzy head grows and falls quickly. Nearl zero lacing.

S-Not getting much maple, if any. It's sweet and wheaty with a light, nearly funky aroma. A bit clove.

T-Flavor is again, devoid of maple flavor but it's decent all around. A bit of light funkiness, almost tastes Bretty. Wheat and a lasting but not intense sweetness. Some spicey clove.

M-Too carbonated. Bubbles expand over the tongue. Very light and otherwise drinkable. Refreshing.

O/D-Fairly tasty. Could use more maple but the beer's base is interesting enough.

VelvetExtract, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Holland
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Holland, Aug 30, 2013
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Maple Wheat Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
80 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.