Maple Tripple Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale
BA SCORE
4.38/5
432 Ratings
Maple Tripple AleMaple Tripple Ale
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
Ranking:
#414
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
432
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
113
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.38/5  rDev -22.8%
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of mothman
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml? bottle

Pours a beige head. Color is a golden amber.

Aroma: Maple syrup and spices. I smell notes of bourbon. Very sweet. Some fruits. Coriander and bananas.

Taste: Maple syrup, bananas, coriander, cloves. Tons of maple syrup. A lot of spices. Very sweet. I get oak and vanilla flavors. I swear I get hints of bourbon here.

Mouthfeel: Warming, smooth, creamy, and a little dry. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this was a fantastic beer. One of my favorite tripels. Very drinkable and very unique. This was a real treat!


Edit. Having a bottle from June 2014 on January 2017. Unsure of my original review.

This is straight dynomite. I love the maple syrup in it. Very sweet. Breakfast like. The triple flavors are there, but the barrels show so much. Oaky with the maple liqueur. Love it.

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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with rudzud

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly head with a super aggressive pour light head covering that fades fairly quickly but if lacing over fairly hazy maple brown color.

Nose brings nice maple sweet syrupy maple candy and light molasses like, maple creams, light triple like Belgian malts and light esters, light booze and big malt sweetness.

Taste Starts sweet with lots of maple, maple candies and creams, caramel candies, syrupy but not sticky. Nice maple, but lighter triple flavors, some esters and light booze with a hint of heat, light bitterness and hint if spices, hint of bitterness too. Nice candy finish, lots of maple and maple creams, still a bit sweet, light triple bitterness, slightest hint of citrus.

Mouth is thicker syrupy and sweet, decent carb, just a hint of booze.

Overall nice, more like they threw in a ton of maple and couldn't figure out what to call it, so they threw in a few Belgian triple malts and yeast flavors to call it a maple triple, but fairly tasty.

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4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle #1372 of 1500 from June 2015, poured from a caged & corked 500ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark coppery brown color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains maple, dark fruit, caramelized malts, some alcohol and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of maple, dark fruit and caramel. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with some alcohol sting. There are some flavors of oak and chocolate in the background. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance for a beer such a high ABV. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, low-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, I’m thinking I should have aged this one longer, but it is still a very good beer to sip on.

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3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to starrdogg for sharing this bottle. Served in a snifter.

Pours a deep golden color with a nearly-non-existent off-white head and a few bubbles on top. The nose carries strong notes of maple and plenty of malty sweetness. Not much depth, but the maple presence is quite nice. The flavor follows the same pattern -- smooth maple with a bit of heat through the back-end. So much maple it tastes a bit woody. Medium-full syrupy body with low carbonation and a touch of booze. Well done, but hard to have more than a few ounces of.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've actually had this before, but I'm just getting around to reviewing it now, as I brought out a bottle to share at SS'14. This is truly one of the most unique beers in existence. Name another beer that is made without water...I know I can't.

Pours a deep bronzed amber color, not really hazy, but "glossy," if that makes sense...like looking through a thick piece of colored glass. A small yellow-tan head sinks to a ringlet and a swirl leaves some legs on the glass. Rich, dark sugars in the aroma, caramel and maple sap, woody and slightly boozy. Luscious taste reflects the nose, caramel, maple, some vanilla sweetness, some woodiness, and a stiff boozy kick, but that component melds well with the rest of the flavors, giving a sensation of a maple liqueur more than any other kind of booze. Medium-full body, mouthfeel is smooth and slick, syrupy, and can be on the hot side. Previous versions I've had have been a bit more hot with booze, but this particular bottle--aged only a few months after I bought it--was really nice and smooth, and the alcohol heat was toned down. I seriously could've easily conquered this bottle by myself with no problem. The price tags on these bottles are on the higher side, but it's understandable considering the recipe, and it's also worth every penny.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml corked and caged bottle into a couple of snifters. April 2011. #360/374. Pours copper with a thin white head. Leaves back light spotty lace that slowly drips down the sides. The aroma is SWEET! I’m talking maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, sugary dough and fruit. I’m pleased to find that is isn’t cloying in the nose however, as the complexity keeps things very interesting. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, very sugary on the palate but with more help from those fruity esters and some extra boozy sweetness from the ABV. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and quite chewy on the tongue. This feels about 12% but doesn’t sting, as those aforementioned flavors eat up a lot of the booze presence here. I really liked this. I initially thought the sweetness was going to get to be too much at first but the overall complexity of this really grew on me the further I got into the glass.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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