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Lawson’s Finest Equinox Extra XPA


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our “twice a year” beer, this special extra pale ale is brewed with ridiculous amounts of hops and a huge malty body that will leave you craving more when its gone.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle/22oz - A 2010 Christmas present from Sean Lawson himself. - May have "gone by" as there are "Brett-type" aromas here. Pours a quite clear darkish amber in color with a medium, very dense off-white head that just would not fade... 5 minutes, 1.5" tall, still at the top of the glass... now that is what I call a HEAD! Aroma is a bit sour and funky with a bit of hops. Flavor is also a bit funky/barnyard with a hefty amount of hop bitter. I wish that I would have had this when it was fresher... I still appreciate the gift!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: December 31, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Dan NYE
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet hoppy aroma, pale malt sweetness, citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, growing bitterness with a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Huge thanks to Sean for dropping some of this off for me at Lawson’s last weekend. Poured into a generic tulip glass at a tasting with bmanning, Amyliz4, and Heather. The color is a ruby with just a tad bit of lace off of a two-finger head. The nose brings some sweet cherry malt and a bit of pine and citrus hops. The taste is, like the nose, a good dose of sweet malt with some mild dark fruits and a hint of cherry. The hops are fairly light and there is a bit of booze. Medium body with a bit of booze. Overall, this definitely fits within the Strong Ale category. There is a nice hop presence and a bit of earth, though the malt is bit more toward the front. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-11-2010


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