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Maple Ale | Lefty's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
leftysbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ppoitras on 06-25-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
35.99%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by jb413:
Photo of jb413
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a golden orange with shades of gold/yellow around the edges. Small light head that dissipated moderately.

S - Rich, heavy maple syrup dominates the nose, underlying toasted malts and burnt sugar.

T - Up-front maple surfaces early and lingers throughout. The maple is sweet, boozy and strong. Toasted and caramel malt backbone with sweet brown sugar and caramel lip-smacking goodness.

M - Syrupy feel, like boozed up maple syrup. Perfect carbonation. Nice finish. Great drinkability for an 8% brew.

O - This is a sweet, boozy, dessert beer. Almost too sweet, but somehow pulls it off. The maple ain't shy, but it is tasty!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JSBILK
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Spice_Monkey
3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

A - Wicked clear gold-amber body, small white head fades immediately and leaves zero lacing. Looks like a bourbon in my snifter.
S - Caramel, toffee, maple is there, but seems a little muted.
T - Caramel malt, toffee, butter, boozy alcohol. Again the maple would seem to be only as an accent.
M - Thick, syrupy, very low carb.
O - An interesting style, but I would have wanted that wasn't quite as strong. Not sure how fresh this one is, so maybe the maple flavor fades over time. I think I'll try it again if I can be sure of a fresh bottle.

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Photo of esmyth15
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ppoitras
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" light beige head over the clear coppery amber brew. Head is immediately down to a swirly skim, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is sweet and lightly fruity.

Taste is maple syrup upfront, lightly fruity in the middle, and returns to a maple candy close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is very good. One of the first Maple brews I've ever (!!!) had that actually comes off as advertised. Liking this one a lot.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WizardofOzballs
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of DCav
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Maple Ale from Lefty's Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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