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Lawson’s Finest Maple Wheat Ale

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Our friends at the Warren Store offered the very first bottles of Lawson’s Finest Liquids for sale. Together we created this beer with Vermont maple syrup, pilsner & wheat malts, and a blend of specialty yeasts. We hope you find this to be a refreshing treat!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat notes. The flavor is full of wheat, maple, orange and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, herbs, banana, and dough. Flavor of wheat, citrus, and light bread.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4035) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of wheat, some pale malts, a little maple, a little bitterness, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5851) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
En fût. Verre de 6 oz chez Prohibition Pig (Waterbury, VT). Arôme: Odeur de blé avec une pointe d’agrume. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de blé avec une pointe d’agrume et d’érable. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de blé en arrière goût. (Rating #5142)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1202) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
I poured a 22oz bottle into a weizen glass. There was no freshness date. I got it from friends who made a roadtrip to Vermont (thanks, Alex and Marissa!). It cost $7 ($0.32 per ounce).

Appearance: Light orange/dark gold hue. A clear body with vigorous carbonation visible. Pours to a large, white, foamy head which mostly dissipates but leaves minor lacing.

Smell: A light, refreshing aroma of wheat, some citrus, as well as banana and spice.

Taste: I don’t know anything about Lawson’s Finest Liquids beers other than what’s on their label, so I only have limited data with which to make a hypothesis as to what they’re "going for" with their brews. In the case of the Maple Wheat Ale it seems to be a stab at the usually boring "American Pale Wheat Ale" style. It’s definitely not a traditional hefeweizen, though some of the characteristics are there. This seems to be a deliberately cleaner, more refreshing brew and in that aspect it works really well.

The label indicates that the beer is brewed with "a blend of specialty yeasts," though I’m sure the traditional Bavarian strain is one of them. It has the standard wheat beer qualities of a strong, natural and refreshing taste of banana, lemonpeel and hints of cinnamon. Not quite as overtly spicy and zesty like many German brews, this one seems to embrace its mildness and opt for a tropical fruit juice taste. I think I detect some passionfruit here as well. Unfortunately there is no maple character at all, though that’s not entirely surprising since yeast tends to gobble up all the maple syrup since it’s so high in fermentable sugar. Perhaps there’s a trace of it in the aftertaste, though it doesn’t really make that much of a difference to me since the rest of the palette is so tasty.

Drinkability: Though Maple Wheat Ale is light-bodied at only 4.2% ABV, it’s not lightly flavored per se. There’s plenty of taste while in the mouth, while also being extremely refreshing. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, but not overly fizzy or watery. It’s hard to not drink it in continuous gulps, actually. This is my idea of a perfect summer brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Considered especially . .. Pours a slightly hazed yellow ... Foam is solid ... Mild yeast, wheat and sweet wheat ... Quite a nice beer but not overly intricate .. . . Whats on your mind? ...skull

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
bottled, thanks to brystmar, cloudy yellow pour , sweaty rubber aroma, flavor dry fizzy wheat note, rubbery

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
So much carb! Cloudy gold body. Lactic for some reason, some hops, sweetly malted grain. Kinda boring honestly.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
22oz at Markus'. Pours light neon orange with light lacing. Aroma is big raw wheat. Taste is more of the same but slightly more balanced. Finish is quick and clean. Mouthfeel is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours hazy orange. Nose is citrus, clove, fresh grain, bready malts. Flavor is similar. crisp and highly carbed. Maple is subdued. decent but nothing special


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