Maple Tripple Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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4.38/5
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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:
#412
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
439
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of WalkerHater
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lochraneg
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this is such a unique "beer."
I mean, come on! No water?!?
Mr Lawson has given me some great drinking experiences, but this one is incredible.
It pours a brilliant new penny copper with a bit of orange fire blazing through. Tiny head immediately disappears. A sexy, graceful liquid that moves in the glass. No lacing. Almost like a sherry in the glass.
Aromas move between maple, bourbon, and some lite caramel and toffee peek in. Not overly sweet in any of these flavors but more of a warm, smooth sweetness.
Taste is awwww. I am watching friends try this with me. Eyebrows are arching. Glasses are slowly being lifted away from lips and lifted to the light again for a second glance. There is a mixture of smiles, head nods, one sick jawed friend just mutters "Wow, that is awesome."
The maple sashays forward, gives a warm embrace and then lets a creamy caramel flavor move in. Some bourbon, a very subtle spice note, and some warmth round this out. But this sweet drink never crosses the line into one-dimensional sweetness. never cloyingly sweet, rather a journey through the range of sweetness that high quality maple syrup can carry.
No carbonation. Smooth drinker. Think fireplace, smoking jacket, overstuffed chair. Alcohol warmth is pleasing and not at all hot.

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Photo of JoshBrews
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
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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Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dbrulet
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ebru
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Svyturys30
3.39/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinorThreat
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bc102782
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amity83
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Maple Tripple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 439 ratings