Maple Nipple Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Maple Nipple AleMaple Nipple Ale

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced 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!

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep copper with a decent off white head. Chunky collar. Clear body.

Smell - Bland aroma. Mapley. Slightly metallic aroma.

Taste - Much more mapley. Sweet and caramely. A little too sweet. No bitterness. No complexity. Kinda blah also.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and then dries out just a touch. Needs it.

Overall - Very uninspired. I like maple beer, but this is dull.

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Photo of BrockettBrewing
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of chubby2u
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of JoninVT
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Maple Nipple pours a clear dark amber with a miniscule tan head. What fizz there is fades quickly, but leaves a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is faint but has notes of maple, apricot and caramel malt.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with light carbonation. The flavor is very sweet. Caramel malt, brown sugar, light fruit (apricot) and a little maple. Finishes a little dry with a slight herbal flavor. Once gone the brown sugar and fruity notes linger.

Very tasty easy drinking beer. Not as mapley as I thought it would be, but the sweetness is nice.

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Photo of AdamL73
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of wil19b85
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of iwantmorehops
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of bierdabbler
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Treebs
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to kevanb for the share. 750 ml bottle served in a FW mini snifter.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a thin tan had forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring. Minimal lace.

S: Slightly hoppy with maple sweetness. Stale malts with a light cookie sweetness to it. Raw honey.

T: Lagery and kolsch like. Maple sweetness. Pale malts with a little blandness to them.

M: Medium to light bodied. Medium low carb. Slighlty sweet.

O: This was ok. Very odd style of beer. Wouldn't really want to try again.

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Photo of DNICE555
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Lakemonster
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is the beer for maple lovers. If you love maple syrup then you have got to try this beer and really no better place for a brewer to make a maple beer than Vermont. After a vigorous pour this beer had a 2 mm head which faded to lace. There was a floating solid peace of something in the glass that I couldn't identify but it made me excited. First taste this beer screams maple syrup, even down the the mouth feel of the beer. It is smooth and ohhh so tasty as you continue to drink the maple falls to the background but the smoothness stays with you. Overall a delicious and uniquely Vermont experience.

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Photo of jamesewelch
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of phishbone23
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Opaque caramel-amber body with 2" of off white head.

The smell is bready with caramel and maple syrup.

The taste is undeniably maple syrup. It's sweet but cut with a earth bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

It's pretty basic but still very tasty. I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of askham
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MDDMD
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-medium brown color with an off-white head and some lacing

S-maple, light roasted malt, hint of dark fruit

T-light roasted malt, brown sugar, light maple flavor, minimal bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-pleasant enough, but really lacks a kick of spices or maple that would make this much more enjoyable

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Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a medium amber in color with some orange, copper, and red highlights along with a light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light tan head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches with a very thin film covering the majority of the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall this is a light to medium aroma with some sweet bready malts with a touch of caramel, toffee, and maple syrup. Just a touch of woodiness.

T: There is a moderate to strong amount of malty sweetness to this brew including brown sugar, caramel, and maple syrup with just a touch of toffee. The beer is sweet but not cloying at all and there is a bready backbone to it all. Slightly earthy...

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a touch of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: I was a little disappointed, I was really hoping for a lot more maple presence to this beer (especially with it being called maple nipple). It was an interesting and fairly unique beer but nothing out of this world. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for this big a beer.

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Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Maple Nipple Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
3.7 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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