1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Bourbon Barrel AgedJack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Bourbon Barrel Aged

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.92%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mike
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Mike, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of DangleBerries
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

DangleBerries, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of earljones199
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

earljones199, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ScottP
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ScottP, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Auror, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +5%

JakerLou, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +5%

Gonzoillini, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +5%

bum732, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev +5%

Tarps68, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Boston_Steve
4/5  rDev +5%

Boston_Steve, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +5%

Davepoolesque, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Gunboat82
4/5  rDev +5%

Gunboat82, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +5%

chippo33, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev +5%

smutty33, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Dope, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +5%

dubdrop, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +5%

RichD, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Tschnab
4/5  rDev +5%

Tschnab, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of comradekyle
4/5  rDev +5%

comradekyle, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of bcoyle
4/5  rDev +5%

bcoyle, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of 420Rick
4/5  rDev +5%

420Rick, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

WanderingFool, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

oline73, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DerekMorgan, Aug 19, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.