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%
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
112
For Trade:
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Photo of Dave_Treat
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbrulet
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ebru
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 rodbeermunch
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinorThreat
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bc102782
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amity83
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +4.7%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of linnymtu
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delightfully different beer. Almost tasted like a mead for me, but in a good way. Maple was very forward, only negative i'd say was the mouthfeel shouldve been thicker.

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Photo of Preluderl
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Remdog
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

June 2014 bottle, 500 ml, poured into a stemmed wine glass.

Pours a mostly opaque burnt caramel, quite appealing. Looks like a thinned out maple syrup (shocking, I know).

Smell is maple with a somewhat muted sweetness that is great.

Taste is similar to a bourbon barleywine at first, with notes of booziness, caramel, and toffee. The finish is straight maple syrup.

The mouthfeel is full bodied without being cloying.

Great beer to ring in the new year. Shanah tovah!

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Photo of amano_h
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sludgegnome
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wolf_switzer
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.3 out of 5 based on 427 ratings.
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