Maple Tripple Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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:
431
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
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362
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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of JoshBrews
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
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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Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbrulet
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ebru
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Svyturys30
3.39/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing thick viscosity here, easily believe this is a beer made without water! Makes average head which is probably a feat given the lack of water used. Aroma from Lawson's maple is pretty much the best. Where are the pancakes?

Taste was sweet, mild citrus notes, super sticky caramel vibe, a tiny amount of wood perceptible. Cool in small quantities, wouldn't want to dome this all by myself though, had it 2-3 times, always enjoyable, doesnt seem to have the variation that bottles of the Maple barrel imperial stout does.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinorThreat
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bc102782
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amity83
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got to try this at the VT brewers fest and then brought a bottle home. It's loaded with VT maple character and is refreshingly different. Any maple strong ale is bound to have a touch of syrupyness to it(new word coined). Drinking it I was overwhelmed with flavor without simply felling like this was a beer someone simply poured a ton of maple into. The maple flavor tastes natural and brewed in rather than added afterwards. I could not get past the sweetness however natural it tasted though. I ended up trading my bottle for a 4 pack of Second Fiddle IPA from Fiddlehead... One of my favorite beers. For those who like maple and sweeter beers, you're in for a treat, but the rest of us will trade bitterness for sweetness any day.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super stoked for this. Pours out a brownish murky color. Smells like a Maple syrup piece of firewood. Taste is a maple oak bomb. Like pure candy. Thankfully the oak balances it out. Delicious.

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Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.31 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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