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Maple Wheat Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Wheat AleMaple Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.61%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MDDMD on 08-04-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

08-26-2013 15:05:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

08-11-2013 17:58:27 | More by acurtis
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-16-2013 01:38:45 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-16-2013 00:34:53 | More by kjkinsey
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -14%

11-10-2013 04:23:51 | More by SocalKicks
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-23-2013 21:42:50 | More by Kegatron
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-11-2013 00:46:59 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

09-11-2013 02:16:06 | More by oline73
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-09-2013 04:42:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2014 19:34:10 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-07-2013 18:18:28 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-12-2013 02:38:07 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

12-13-2013 14:22:31 | More by stakem
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-25-2013 06:32:37 | More by drewone
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plaid75

New York

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
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-27-2013 02:35:05 | More by Kelp
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

08-08-2013 02:42:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

12-16-2013 05:47:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-03-2013 00:54:29 | More by iL0VEbeer
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -14%

08-16-2013 12:51:32 | More by chippo33
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.95/5  rDev -44.1%

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.

10-19-2013 01:00:56 | More by maximum12
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +6%

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.

11-28-2013 16:34:41 | More by VelvetExtract
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-12-2013 01:01:03 | More by outoffocus
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Holland

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

08-30-2013 20:24:14 | More by Holland
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-25-2013 11:03:08 | More by williamjbauer
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Maple Wheat Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
80 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.