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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This beer was brewed as a collaboration between Jack’s Abby and Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Valley Malt malted all the 2-row malt in addition to the specially smoked malt with hand-sourced wood from VT. Brewed with one gallon of maple syrup per barrel of beer. An addition of lactose sugar and brown malt rounds out a beer that tastes great from breakfast till dessert. Enjoy! May 2013 release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5315) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy off-white head. The nose is lightly smoky and sweet with maple sugar and caramel. The flavor is sweet and smoky with a nice clean lagered finish. I like the natural tasting maple syrup in here. The smokiness is not quite as intense as I’d like it, but it’s still pretty pleasant. Medium bodied and very smooth with nice soft carbonation level. Pretty excellent, smooth stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clownoisseur (341) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a murky golden-brown...almost like a cider. Very thin head...minimal lacing. Aromas of ash, sugar, oak, lagered yeast. Taste is very interesting, if not weird. Get a big mouthfull of smokey malts...then the maple comes forward. Tastes almost like bacon! Serious! I don’t hate it...but I can’t say that I love it. Finishes pretty decent, but just not my cup-o-beer. And, I like "weird" beers usually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
500ml to the face at my place by myself while watching battle star galactica in my pajamas after working until 8:00. Aroma is oak, maple, light BBQ smokiness that actually works, aroma is nice like bacon. Taste is super interesting, sticky, barbecue smoke, brown sugar, Munich malt, oak. I like it, it’s one of the most interesting lagers I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some ashy smoke notes as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is made up of smoke, ash, light maple syrup and biscuit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle date can’t be read. Pours murky amber with really no indication of carb, some soapy bubbles around the rim. Smells of malt, some smoke, a little plastic and oaky character. No maple in the nose for me. Flavor is sweet malts, smoke (not too overpowering), some tea, some mineral character. Maybe a bit thin with lower than appreciated carb with an off dry finish. Don’t really see what lawson’s added to the mix here, the smoke is well done, but the beer overall isn’t something I’m impressed with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
[Bottle (500ml) courtesy of Glouglouburp.] Pours a dark orange-copper with an average size diminishing frothy white head. No lacing. Nice aroma of smoke and maple syrup along with caramel malt and light wood. Smokey flavour along with light maple syrup, malt and a light bitter finish -- slightly watery but only slightly. Average to medium bodied. An enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
(500ml bottle) Pours clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of smoke, grain, wet smoldering grass. Flavor of smoke, grain, earth, caramel, and maple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Light maple and woody smoked malt aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate ivory head. Maple and woody smoked malt flavor. Light body, moderate to lively carbonation. Very nice sessionable smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1065) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
500ml thanks to Ian! Pours a clear amber caramel colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma is smokey maple with some molasses. Great balanced smoke and wood, lots of both. Sweet caramel body. Very lightly carbed, maybe under carbed but a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Caramel brown pour, thin tan head. Lots of smoke and maple flavors combined with a dry earthy lager. Damn fine brew.

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