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Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Aged in a Buffalo Trace barrel and sold exclusively at Redstone Liquors in Stoneham, MA.

(Beer added by: Dope on 08-02-2013)
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Massachusetts

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Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy reddish-brown. Big tall and fluffy tan head. Head fades at a moderate pace. Small but solid walls of lacing. Good retention.

S: Strong maple syrup up front with a quite a bit of smokiness to back it up. Some toasted malt too, like toasted bread. No real sign of the barrel.

T: Hmph, definitely some barrel here. Sweet caramel up front, mixing with maple syrup. A bit of smokiness joins it but only a little. Toasted bread in the finish with some smokiness, kinda leaves a burnt bread aftertaste with some caramelized maple syrup to boot. Fairly sweet overall if I'm honest.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: Not a strong barrel presence in this one, but it makes sense. It could easily overpower a 6% beer. Smokiness is much less pronounced in the flavor than the normal version, which I feel improves the beer. The barrel's sweetness only furthers balances out the acrid smoke. Overall a better balanced and more complex brew. Much improved over the original. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 02:27:27 | More by Dope
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Barrel aged maple lager pours a clear amber color with a small creamy head on top. The foam fades quickly leaving a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is smokey with some caramel sweetness and a little maple. Like hard maple candy.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth, creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is like the aroma, smokey with caramel sweetness and a maple finish. Some oak and vanilla notes are noticed in the background. Hard maple candy finishes off each sip. Once gone the maple and smoke lingers on the palate.

I didn't get much barrel character from this beer. It seems like the regular version to me, with a touch of oak and vanilla. Still a tasty beer that is well balanced with smoke and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 22:17:07 | More by WanderingFool
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.