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Jack’s Abby / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Smoked Maple Lager



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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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 (3623) - 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 (1475) - 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 (10883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
draft at Armsby Abbey, deep copper pour, smokiness, malt and maple syrup sweetness. light vanilla notes. smoke is present but not insane. nice combination . nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Just the right amount of smokiness, super easy to drink, and a nice maple sugary sweetness that’s not overdone. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
En fût. Verre de 6 oz dégusté chez Prohibition Pig (Waterbury, VT). Arôme: Odeur de fumée avec une pointe d’érable. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’érable et de fumée avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #5096)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1924) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2013
500ml bottle from Julio’s. Pours a dark copper with a one finger creamy beige head. No lace. Light maple and smoked malt on the aroma, very inviting. Flavor is initially sweet, with the maple being up front. Touch of vanilla bean in here too. Sweetness is tempered by the light touch of smoke. Full bodied and smooth. Nicely done. Both the maple & smoked malt were light and didn’t overpower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
pours light brown. Sweet smokey malts, bread, caramel. Flavor is maple, smoke, meat, camp fire. Smooth smokey and sweet. Not cloying. easy drinking and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5606) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Not quite clear deep amber/brown pour with dissappearing white head. Good smoky aroma, light woody notes, maple. Lots of maple flavor, light smokiness, rich woddy malt flavors, very tasty. Palate has light carbonation and medium body, could use a little more carb. Very tasty.

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