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Lawson’s Finest Maple on Brett

Lawson’s Finest Maple on Brett
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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A wild Vermont maple ale! Our Maple Nipple ale base recipe fermented with Brettanomyces bruxellensis wild yeast, imparting a savory twang and sour, horse blanket-like character.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Night of the Funk. Pours a hazy moderate brownish color with a thin light tan head. The nose brings forward some odd characteristics. I really do not like what the Brett did to the maple here. I much prefer the base beer, just judging initially off of the nose. There is some sweetness still there, so I don’t think the Brett is finished. Maple and odd funk, that’s really all I can say. Just plain odd. Moderate bit of earthiness, and this pairs somewhat well with the maple. Just didn’t really get this one. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-14-2011

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of herbs, maple, nuts, horseblanket, and leather. Flavor of maple, caramel, brett, citrus, and grass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Brown pour. Aroma is Wooden earth, an overpowering maple candy sweetness, and some dry tangy brettanomyces. flavor is intense woody sweet maple syrup, sweat and sour tang, with a but of funky wood. Wierd to say the least, a bit disjointed. however, as I gave it more time it grew on me a bit more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Brownish pour with a small white head. The aroma is earthy barrel, huge maple syrup, earthy brett, and vibrant but never acidic funk. Great mouthfeel- full bodied with a semi dry finish. Maple really worked here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
In short: A not-so-bretty easy to drink belgian golden ale with some maple. Good beer
How: Tap at Vermont Brewer’s Festival 2010
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: The nose has yeasty fruits esters and notes of leather. I did not pick much brett from the nose and even less maple. Taste is crisp caramel, some tropical fruits, maple, some leather. Lively carbonation. A little tartness in the finish. Quite easy to drink. The brett was quite discreet, maybe the beer is young and the brett character will develop over time. At the end I actually liked the beer very much although I was a bit disappointed at first by the lack of brett character. Every time I see the word Brett in a beer name I get a hard-on. I’m a pathetic beer geek and Windows 7 was my idea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5866) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2010 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’aérable avec une pointe de Brett. Apparence: La couleur est orange cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’érable avec une pointe de caramel et de sûrette. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #3133)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a hazy brownish amber in color with a small tan head. Aroma is clearly maple, but with a more than subtle hint of the Brett sourness as well. Flavor is an interesting mix of a fairly strong maple flavor and the barnyard funk of the Brettanomyces. Finish is clean and medium sour. One of the most interesting beers at the festival...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1565) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Sample, 2010 Vermont Brewers Fest. Pours light brown with a small off white head. Mild maple aroma, jazzed up with Brett. Moderate in body with some tartness on the tongue. Basic flavor here is Maple. Real maple, not Aunt Jemima. If you’ve never had real New England maple syrup, you don’t know what you’re missing. Behind the maple flavor is a wild, funky, sour taste. Interesting combo. The line to this brewer was the longest at the festival by far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2245) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at Vermont Brewfest 2010. Light brown pour, small head. Aroma isn’t tart, but the Brett is clearly discernable, mixing with the definite sweetness of the maple. Flavor again is mostly marked by the maple and bits of tartness, along with touches of grain and caramel. The tartness isn’t pronounced, and doesn’t seem to mesh all that well with the sweet maple characteristics. Interesting and cool, but not amazing.


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