Maple Tripple Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by plaid75 on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
427
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one.

2012 vintage. Bottle # 387/750.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with no head. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, maple, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice smell, but the flavors are slightly oxidized at this point.

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Photo of Svyturys30
3.39/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of RKing44
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Amberish in color. Looks like maple syrup for sure.
S - Sweet maple syrup and a little bit of oak.
T - Sweet maple syrup with oak. Also get flavors of dates in there as well. light oak presence to it.
M - Not as thick as I expected it to be. Sits on the tongue nicely.
O - A sweet maple beer with a nice dark fruit presence that adds some complexity. Beers of this type aren't my style as the sweetness is a bit too much. Glad to try it though.

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Photo of plaid75
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a subtle maple sugar with some yeast esters.

The taste was clean with a subtle maple sweetness due to the use of 100% maple sap in the mash and a secondary infusion of maple syrup.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty ale. Not the maple experience I was expecting and a bit of as far as the style goes, but good nonetheless.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManVersusBeer
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 76 of 200 after letting it age for about eight months.

There is a maple leaf on the bottle so I poured it into my Allagash chalice which also happens to have what looks like a maple leaf on it.

The pour is smooth and easy, leaving a solid off-white head which dissolved into a small covering of froth atop the golden orange color of the beer, like the inside of a sweet potato. Not much lacing forms as I drink.

Smell is sweet of maple syrup which probably comes from the fact that it is brewed with maple sap and without adding any water. There is also caramel and buttered toast with an orange marmalade lingering on the nose.

Each sip is honeyed maple and caramel with a slight resiny bite. An almost nutty bread comes through with the yeast character followed by a slow hop burn. It's like taking a fine sourdough bread and spreading a maple sugar butter all over it.

The carbonation is mild, but leaves a sticky, lip smacking feeling though quite mellow for the alcohol content. Could I drink more than one of these in a sitting I ask myself? No I could not as the sweetness eventually overcomes the palate. However, it is quite sippable and warming and just the right dessert for a cool, calm, easy-going night in Boston.

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Photo of markgugs
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeonseh
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle

A - Golden with orange hues that looks like a cognac with a thicker and syrupier body. No carbonation at all.

S - Sweet maple syrup with light oak and lemon. This is a sweet nose but not a maple bomb

T - Sweet maple syrup with light oak presence to it. There is also a slight fruitiness presence to it as well as it has some light dates and berries near the middle. The finish is maple syrup with a light oak presence to it.

MF - Actually not as thick as I'd expect. It is a thick beer but it's not too syrupy or sticky. The finish has a light oak spiciness to it.

O - A sweet maple beer with a nice dark fruit presence that adds some complexity. This really wasn't as sweet as I expected it to be when you hear a beer that is essentially fermented maple. This is an interesting one that I was happy to try; however, I thought it was only OK and didn't really impress me too much.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep amber. Some bubbles and a light ring around the edge.

Smell - Maple. Lots of maple. Booze. One-note, but maple does smell good.

Taste - Maple and toffee. Sweet, but not as much as I expected. Creamy then dries out very quickly.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and tasty. Not really boozy in the flavor. Creamy until the end.

Overall - Maple is beer magic, but there's no way I could drink more than a few ounces of this.

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3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375mL courtesy of an in-person trade. Thanks! #63 of 750.

A: Pours a murky headless brown. Looks almost flat except for some bubbles. Would be a bit nicer in the presentation if it had some foam.

N: Maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, and heavy biscuit. Caramel and vanilla - very similar to bourbon. Mango, papaya, and candied pineapple.

T: Very palatable. Quite sweet but not cloying. A slight bitterness here to balance and some moderate saltiness. Very much like a barleywine.

M: Lots of alcohol. Very sticky, and could use some carbonation. You’re going to feel the alcohol on this. Body can be dry and choppy.

O: Reminiscent of bourbon Fred/Maple bourbon Fred. Missing a few components to take it over the edge for me - namely some better carbonation and a touch more smoothness. Still worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Houser
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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