Maple Tripple Ale
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Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale
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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #8
ABV:
12%
Score:
97
Ranked #636
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
400
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 29, 2022
Added:
Jul 26, 2008
Wants:
  372
Gots:
  108
SCORE
97
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Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale
Notes: Enticing, rich and complex, this creation defies easy description. Our 'once-a-year beer' is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from our friend Paul Marble in Fayston, VT. No water added! Just barley, hops, and ale yeast.
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Rated: 4.5 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by Mikexw from New York

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 24, 2021
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Rated by Reginald_Dunlop from Connecticut

4.91/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is incredible and lives up to the hype. Truly uniquely amazing beer. Stock up and cellar it. It really shines after a couple years
Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: A clear brown/ruby with a thing head that dissipates into a ring with no lacing. Very typical barleywine.

S: Nice woody oak and maple, caramel, toasted coconut, and spicy booze.

T/M: Soft bitterness, very rich and complex maple flavor, caramel, toasted coconut, oak, vanilla. Very sweet, but not syrupy, the finish is maple syrup, vanilla, spicy booze, and char.

Overall: A really exceptional barleywine or strong ale. As far as maple beers go, the best I have ever had. I really feel like this is a special beer, being brewed with concentrated maple sap instead of water. I highly recommend this to anyone who gets the chance to purchase it, especially if you are a lover of maple. Very rich, very robust, just an outstanding beer.
Mar 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Original_Gravity from Washington

Jan 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2019 Vintage.

L -- Deep amber in the glass with a moderate haze and a scant layer of light tan head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and minimal lacing
S -- Tooooons of maple. Maple syrup, maple candy, maple sap, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and a bit of molasses-barleywine character, leather
T -- Maple candy, maple liqueur, oak, hint of char, tobacco leaf. The maple sap swapped out with water makes this intensely maple-forward, in a very good way
F -- Slippery and very drinkable despite the high ABV. Big mouthfeel, minimal carb
O -- Excellent and unique offering, unlike any beer I've had before. Crazy pricey @$30/500ml, but as a Christmas special beer, I dig it

90/100
Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.36 by smb71481 from Vermont

Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by edthehead from New York

Nov 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Oct 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Sep 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown in color with a very murky in complexion. The aroma is of a massive wallop of barley and some maple syrup. I’m tasting an unrelenting assault of barley and sweet maple syrup. The mouth is very sticky and chewy.
Jul 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2020
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Scooped this up on a trip up north last month and just cracked it. WOW! It’s very smoothe. The maple is perfect. Maybe my favorite from Lawsons, it’s close with TS.
Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.52 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
this one brings immense maple flavor that is incredibly complex - it is sticky and almost sappy, sweet, boozy, and spicy but not overly so, a bit of oak character complimenting. the maple flavor is present and provides sweetness throughout but is never overbearing, its that authentic and delicious flavor of high grade maple syrup over buttery walnut pancakes, maple candies, molasses, toffee, maple liquor, caramel roasted nuts, hinting at dark fruity notes getting some candied cherry perhaps.

despite living in VT since 2015 this one has eluded me. as a maple enthusiast it sounds just too good to be true - replacing the water with maple in a triple and then letting the beer sit in maple bourbon barrels. for me this one lived up to my extremely high expectations - not ever beer has to be a wow beer, and sometimes subtelty is the greatest strength in a beer. this is not a subtle beer, it is bold, rich, and flavorful ... almost overbearing but its a beer that just feels right and apart from tasting amazing it manages to invoke a particular feeling - the feeling of decadent sweetness and warmth on a cold eve, sitting around a fire with family and friends, holidays.
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2019
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Reviewed by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 08/2018

L-The beer pours a dark amber with caramel accents in the light. The head is a minimal 1/4 finger of pale white foam which quickly recedes to a thin ring. There is no lacing.
S-Nose is well....maple with some sweet caramel. There is a bit of alcohol noticeable behind the sweetness. It smells like a fancy piece of adult candy.
T- This beer lives up to it's name. It's sweet, but not as sweet as the nose would imply. It's strong at 12% and the maple is natural, strong, and present. There is a clear maple candy type linger at the end of the sip.
F- Mouthfeel overall is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is very light. The mouthfeel being on the lighter side a benefit rather than a detriment to the overall drinkability. If it were thicker it might become a chore to drink. As is it's perfect in my opinion.
O- If you've ever bought a "maple" beer and failed to find any, than this beer is for you. It's an up front and in your face maple slap to the palate. It's going to be too sweet for some, but if you like maple and strong ales in general you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended for maple lovers. I'll be stocking up when it's released each year.
May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014 bottle. never having a fresh one to compare to, i dont know how this aged. but it tastes very interesting! i'll have to find a 'fresh' one next month, huh?
Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2018
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Rated by gbiello from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Maple...
Dec 09, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a moderately dark clear brown color, with a small head, and no lacing. I've been looking forward to trying this beer for a while now.

This smells like earthy maple sap, caramelized sugar, bready malt, molasses, brown sugar. This is just pure maple, it's its most complex and divine form.

The taste is the same. It's a maple bomb, but not a sweet maple bomb, interestingly. That's probably because it uses maple sap as water, rather than actually adding maple syrup. There's also dark and deeply caramelized sugar, light bready malt, brown sugar, and dark molasses. This is a malty rich dream.

This is medium bodied, a bit creamy, and not boozy at all. This is surprising due to the ABV here.

This lived up to the high expectations that I had for it. It's a truly unique and great beer.
Nov 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by wellsnb from Ohio

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by dogdrule from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 21, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
this is one of those times when beer can be larger than life, like, this is something i have known about for a really long time, wanted for almost ever, and went to great lengths, as did my friends on my behalf, to acquire it. then it sat in the cellar waiting for an occasion as monumental as i knew this beer would be. finally curiosity got the best of me, we threw a maple beer night together, and this one was the centerpiece of it. when you dont have occasion, make one right?! well, part of me wishes i had the beer a year ago, its a little oxidized and takex on an english barleywine tone as a result of that, not a flaw for me, and i actually often enjoy this element in long cellared strong ales, but i feel like it takes away from the maple a little here, makes this less distinct than it actually is and should be, but thats my bad, and it really didnt diminish our appreciation of this at all. as much as i love maple, the idea that this is made with no water and just maple sap is so sexy, beyond appealing to me, and that aspect can be appreciated, the whole thing is candied and awesome, rich and earthy and complex and just the absolute essence of maple, which for me us unbeatable. toffee colored and smelling like a stack of good pancakes, thick and sticky but in such an authentic way. lawsons uses maple like nobody else, and this is the top of the heap. not at all boozy, but i do wish the oxidation was a bit less, its not a lot, but i cant help but feel like i a little bit missed the moment here, or at least its perfect moment. ill find this again for sure. a special special beer, as good as i hoped it would be all this time, and part of the reason beer still motivates me and turns me on the way it does. this is what its all about...

edit: i had the amazing good fortune to drink one of these a couple of years newer shortly after my first experience, a 2016 that has been refrigerated the whole time, and there is no oxidation in it at all, so it drinks like a totally different beer, way more sweet to me, but with that a lot more obvious earthy organic maple character, incredibly complex and sexy. based on these experiences, i would advocate drinking this one relatively fresh, although both experiences were sublime...
Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.99 by raspy22 from Arizona

Jan 16, 2018
Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 474 ratings