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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3528) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2885) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1289) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - 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.

Bottle.

3.4
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium gold, soapy white bubbles. Nose is smoky, maple, woody, caramel, apple, sweet and pretty complex. Taste of light smoke, bit of peat/bandaid creeping in but not offensive. Neat beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7452) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, big thanks to Leighton. It pours deep orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, smokey, toffee, juicy orange, earth, vanilla and coconut. The taste is toffee, light toast, earth, vanilla, smoke, maple glazed ham and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Excellent balance. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Phiilies08Champs. Thanks, Sean! Pours clear straw colored with minimal head. Nose was oaky, with big apple, rauchy malt, maple, and cognac. Tasted hot, with oaky bourbony notes, woody, vanilla, cognac, and smoked notes. This one was very unique,and a testament to originality.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce tasting. Amber with off white head. Aroma of smoked malt and bready lager yeast. Taste is smokey, caramel, toffee, distinct lager yeast. Bit of a lingering finish.


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