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The Bruery / Lawson’s Finest Acer Quercus

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A collaboration between The Bruery and Lawson’s Finest Liquids, this complex ale is seeping with Vermont maple syrup and maplewood smoked malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (969) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has lots of malt notes. Tons of dark caramel and toffee with a bit of a tootsie roll character. Light maple and burnt sugar notes. Faint oak and alcohol spice. Hints of tobacco, leather and medium light smoke. Pours dark brown with some burnt amber hues and a small, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film, thicker on the edges that seems to linger. Medium light lacing and legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with a lot of dark caramel and toffee. Lighter burnt sugar and maple syrup notes. Faint oak notes with hints of vanilla. Light tobacco and leather with medium light smoke and hints of ash. Medium bitterness and hints of alcohol spice. Some light oxidation is presenting itself. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Medium low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, not the most impressive beer from these breweries. The malt character turned out a bit too dark and astringent and masks some of the sweet maple syrup that should be more prevalent. Good, but not great and also past its prime. The smoked character also doesn’t seem to help the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"seems like the smoke character comes out more in the aroma and flavor with a little age. maple and smoke are a nice touch, everything else takes a bac seat. sweet flavor of dark fruit, chocolate, maple and smoke. medium bodied, full flavored."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Aroma: Smokey Malts, Mild Pancake Syrup, Mild Burnt Bread Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Burnt Malts, Mild Syrup Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4216) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Sweet maple, some smokey malt aromas. Vanilla, light sweet maple, oak and smoke flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (362) - , California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Nice light earthy malts, some almond with a little spice behind it. I didn’t really get the maple but others i shared the bottle with did. Held up pretty good but wasn’t really my thing to begin with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
bottle shared by fred82, thanks dude. pours unclear dark brown reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. smoked malts - not overdone - and spicy nutty caramel maltiness, woodsy and spicy, slightly garbagy, grassy. moderate carbonation, light body - quite light for its abv, probably over-attenuated with the use of maple syrup, as fred suggested, grassy-spicy and lightly astringent finish. linear malt bill - fair amount of caramel. and maple doesn’t quite add anything to the brew if not a lighter body. still.. enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Thx Fred82 bro/dude/dawg. Pours very dark burgundy. Low-medium beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of smoke, spices, sugar, caramel, "winter spices". Taste is of smoke, spices, fruits, maple syrup, caramel, "winter spices". Palate: Medium-full bodied. Just slightly sticky. Overall: Not overly complex. Good, but not really outstanding. I’m glad this one ain’t sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (4915) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Stavros. Pours a dark brown with small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong roast and smoke, wet biscuit. Thin mouthfeel with light maple and roast with nice smoke finish. Good but didnt hold up very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6413) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with the group (may ’12). Pours a clear caramel brown color with a medium sized beige head that disappeared quickly. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, maple syrup, a mild smokey character, hints of sausage in maple syrup, dark fruit, woody, rich with good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3260) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Very interesting beer. Tannic and fruity. almost smoked like a rauchbier would taste. quite hammy and finishes with a maple sweetness that’s pretty faded at this point. I think this beer is 2 years old now. ABV is well hidden!

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