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

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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Jslay013

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

09-11-2013 21:10:24 | More by Jslay013
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

02-20-2014 15:08:17 | More by Mullen2525
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-20-2013 20:24:55 | More by ejimhof
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MPPHISH

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-04-2013 15:56:35 | More by MPPHISH
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-12-2013 13:21:47 | More by mendvicdog
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JReites

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-15-2013 02:24:30 | More by JReites
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-22-2013 11:32:36 | More by ComRock12
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-15-2013 01:32:02 | More by DonFrap
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-11-2014 02:09:09 | More by thegerm87
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle sent to me graciously by Dope, otherwise I'd never have a chance to try something like this...split with my brother into a Deschutes tulip.

A: Hazy brown with some red highlights, off-white head recedes pretty quickly.

S: Smoky wood and a good amount of sweetness, seems to be caramel but I suppose it could be maple? Barrel character appears to be pretty light as it warms, which makes sense for a low abv beer dominated by smoke. There is a touch of earthy campfire as well, but not overwhelmingly smoky.

T: A bit more smoky wood emerges on the palate, fruity sweetness as well. There is some caramel there as well, but it is buried. Slight bready maltiness pokes through, as well as a hint of the bourbon/spirit. The rauch-finish to this one isn't really pleasant to me, but overall the smoke is manageable.

MF: Thinner medium body.

O: This is a tough one to score; would have loved to find some more barrel character in the nose and on the palate, but its tough with a lower abv smoked beer, I know. For a rauch, I believe this one is a bit subdued; the smoke is there, but even without tasting the original (non-ba) version I think the time in the barrels has cut the sharp, smoky edges off of this beer. There is a bit of sweetness (maple?) in the nose and taste too, but also not as much as I would have hoped.

Overall this is a decent beer, and something I was very glad to have tried. Thanks Dope!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 14:06:29 | More by Scotchboy
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2013 02:24:48 | More by oline73
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-19-2013 03:46:53 | More by DerekMorgan
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 16:32:34 | More by IrishColonial
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jleahy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-02-2013 13:31:09 | More by jleahy
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 00:26:00 | More by Colosdog
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nootch23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-16-2013 12:54:29 | More by nootch23
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-06-2013 12:48:20 | More by nquigley16
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 03:47:44 | More by duceswild
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-14-2013 22:32:53 | More by Mikeypnh
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huddyball

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-06-2013 00:58:20 | More by huddyball
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-11-2013 22:24:06 | More by Kelp
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-12-2013 00:27:34 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-21-2013 13:13:47 | More by jaasen64
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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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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-07-2013 00:03:44 | More by JakerLou
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Jack's Abby / Lawson's Smoked Maple Lager - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
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