Maple Wheat Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MDDMD on 08-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but there is no real noticeable maple presence in the aroma or flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of stakem
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a matching Lawson's snifter. The brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a firm white cap. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass and overall the brew is pretty nice looking.

The aroma is grainy wheat with grass and sulfur notes. A little fruity to floral aspect in the back. The nose is pretty simple but clean and enjoyable.

The flavor is lightly fruity almost with a hint of something like cider. Some wheat and sulfur are also thrown in there. A faint watered down with a hint of something like earthy maple syrup in the aftertaste.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent amount of carbonation. A strange and unique combo of character. The fruity apple notes were not expected and didnt quite work.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, unfiltered, orange-gold coloring, almost opaque, with a filmy, bright white head. Nose of toasted wheat, subtle citrus notes, maple sweetness, and hints of smoke. Flavors of smooth, roasted wheat, with a rich, roasty sweet maple backbone. Very balanced and smooth. Light, crisp citrus notes on the tail end of the palate. Smooth and slightly effervesced body. The aftertaste is tangy sweet with citrus highlights, and the finish is smooth and clean. Very easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.14/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT.

Poured a hazy bright straw hue with a one ginger got white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was devoid of any maple element and essentially left me with some wheat spice and weak esters.

The trade was likewise bland, with maple to be had.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a poor beer considering the expected maple element.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a cloudy orange hue. Thin, fizzy head grows and falls quickly. Nearl zero lacing.

S-Not getting much maple, if any. It's sweet and wheaty with a light, nearly funky aroma. A bit clove.

T-Flavor is again, devoid of maple flavor but it's decent all around. A bit of light funkiness, almost tastes Bretty. Wheat and a lasting but not intense sweetness. Some spicey clove.

M-Too carbonated. Bubbles expand over the tongue. Very light and otherwise drinkable. Refreshing.

O/D-Fairly tasty. Could use more maple but the beer's base is interesting enough.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Maple Wheat Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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