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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers to Leighton. Hazy amber beer, little bubbly white head. Palate is light and soft and dry. Smooth and light creamy malt. Floral note. Smoke is pretty obvious but never gets acrid. Light dry finish. Pretty tasty and a little different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
500ml bottle from duchessedubourg.
Appearance : Clear shiny amber with medium foamy and creamy head.
Aroma : Light maple syrup with light smoke. Smoke is a bit meaty. Light wood notes with nice chewy malts.
Taste : Nice maple syrup, light sweetness. Light smoke.
Palate : A bit thin maybe.
Overall : interesting beer. Nice mix of flavors that are going actually pretty well together. Nicely drinkable. Original and pretty well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pour is copper, aroma is smoky, decent maple flavor. Smoky flavor as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2013
A very interesting beer that is more mellow than you would think, given the participants and ingredients. This works well as a dessert beer but also just as a beer. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, maple, some wood smoke, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, wood smoke, some maple, lager yeast. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4070) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
500 ml bottle. Cloudy brown color, white hubby head that produced a good retention. Nose is nice maple syrup, caramel with just a hint of smoke. The lactose sugar gives the maple an extra sweetness that really tones down the smoked malt. The body is medium with the sweetness being a major aspect. Maybe my favorite smoked beer I have sampled to this date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3331) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Looks like copper.smells like pale malts, a bit of smoke and some german malts. it’s not overhwelmingly smoky on the nose. taste is quite nice. creamy and sweet. not veyry smoky in the taste. kind of woody and sweet. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Maple syrup color; minimal tan head recedes quickly. Initial smokey aroma fades to reveal maple, toffee, malted grain, butterscotch.

Palate open up with caramel malt; a kiss of sweetness jumps in and joins forces with the maple. Crisp, refreshing, and absurdly easy to drink. Flavor to spare. Glorious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Wooden smoke, orange blossom and maple sugar suggestions live in this dryish, easygoing Rauchbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the glowing dark amber.
-The maple character is present but subtle.
-The mouthfeel is rather fluffy.
-All in all, this is a very interesting Rauchbier attained through different means than usual while style reaching very similar flavor results.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopDoctorJ (3) - - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
Primarily smoky with hints of maple, a tinge of apple. Clean finish. I expected the maple to be more pronounced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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