Maple Nipple Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
355 Ratings
Maple Nipple AleMaple Nipple Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our hearty Vermont Maple ale is a unique and tasty brew loaded with local maple syrup and a kick!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,931
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
355
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
35
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of cjgiant
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can, 11/2018 (reviewing this as an amber ale, not the fruit/field beer as listed here):
Definitely a stunner to look at... amber clarity with a fluffy head that films over the surface with a soapy thickening at the edges, with appropriate lacing.

Nose has a nice amber ale mix of earthiness and caramel, with just a hint of maple sweetness.

Taste has a similar taste to the nose up front. There is a pithy citrus bitterness that backs that up.

Nice amber, well done with some bitterness and only a light touch from the maple. I can see that maybe the maple has faded a little in this after a few months, but I'm also *guessing* it wasn't that powerful to begin with, which would be nice. I am not a huge amber fan, but this seems like a very nice example of the style, hitting the things I actually do like in the style quite well.

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Photo of EMH73
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium-dark amber with a well retained quarter inch off-white head that left sheets of lacing. Smells of maple, caramel and hops. Tastes of maple, caramel, citrus fruits, sweet malts, earthy notes and a hint of pine. It's both sweet and bitter at the same time in the most unique way. Medium bodied and carbonated, slightly dry finish. I think this beer would pair amazingly with pork dishes.

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Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear medium amber beer with a light tan head... Brings lots of maple and caramel with a resinous shellac of hops, pine and citrus... smooth but with some chew, moderately sweet, mildly bitter - a malty maple DIPA basically - very enjoyable...

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper with some rising bubbles, with a big creamy off white head, and sheets of lacing.
Smells like cooked sweet red apple, maple syrup, honey, toast.
Tastes of cooked red apple, maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, toast, and a touch of grass.
Medium-plus feel, well carbonated, slick and oily with a slightly sticky sugar finish.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated 16oz can to a Nonic. Caramel-red translucent color (dare I say grade A maple syrup), Frothy off-white head lasts 3-4 minutes, laces glass beautifully.
Not much nose, evidence of burnt caramel, maybe some hops.
Taste is unique. Maple, caramel, malt, cane sugar. Peppery finish with alcohol noticeable. Body is medium, carbonation on tongue is higher than expected after looking at the settled glass.
Definitely unique. I don't normally like sweet beers, but I can deal with this one. I can imagine pairing this with a plate of sausages. Maybe some cabbage with acidity to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear reddish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of maple syrup are present in the nose along with some hints of spices.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of maple syrup along with some notes of spices that cancel out nearly all of the associated sweetness from the maple syrup.
M: It feels medium-bodied and faintly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice balance between the maple syrup and the spices—you get the maple flavors without hardly any of the associated sweetness from the syrup.

Serving type: can

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spluger
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meatyard
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canalfisher22
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Maple Nipple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 355 ratings