Jack's Abby / Lawson's Finest Liquids Smoked Maple Lager



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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Poured a hazy orange/copper color with a thin off white. Aroma of smoked malt, roasted grain, and caramel. Taste is sweet, but not getting any maple, some caramel, roasted grain, and lots of smoke.

auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2013
500mL Bottle. Thanks Sean! Small campfire and sausage nose. Flavors are kind of underwhelming, with a crystalline sugar glaze that comes out tasting like a weak version of everything they wanted it to be. There’s not much smoke in the flavor, there’s not much maple, and it’s just kind of a bland, lightly smoked Brown Ale without much depth or intrigue. Bummer.

NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at Blackback. pours a deep brown, hazy withe an offwhite head. Nose is quite sweet, noted beechwood type smoke. Faint mapley notes suggested and toast. On tasting, it is definitely on teh sweet side. Has a balancing bitterness but beer overall tends sweet. Low caramel, the lactose is kind of out of place, imo. Clean smoke and neat, just far too sweet.

drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/3/13. 500mL bottle shared by nulledge. Murky brown pour with a small khaki head. Light smoke in the aroma, but still that nice smokey bacon aspect with touches of maple. The flavor again has a dose of bacon smoke aspect, but not too much, well balanced with the malts and maple sweetness. Tasty... breakfast in a bottle.

50belair (3700) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to Seth. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Smokey nose. Smoke, maple syrup, and lager notes. Below average mouthfeel.

DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Awesome smoked lager, excellent taste of bacon and the whole works, from a shop in Boston

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Where and how Prohibition Pig
Aroma soft milder side with malty and mild smoky feel. Clean with golden malt base. 7+
Top: medium lighter.
Base: amber gold, clear.
Palate : soft, easy going with lighter carbonation. Average plus finish. Medium bodied.
Taste: slightly mineral with herbal hops. Sweet biscuit like with mild smoke behind.
Other notes Refreshing lean lager with soft smoke. Session like despite being listed at 6%.

HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at lord hobo..can’t make out exact color due to low light..aroma of smoked peat malt..bit of the maple action but dominated by smokiness..smoked meats..bacon..interesting lager..had to try this one..decent lager offering..

Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Aaron’s shared with friends. Pour is clear orange-amber with a small cream-colored head and decent lacing. Big smoky, BBQ, charcoal, slightly fruity, bready, and toasty aroma. Taste is smoky, fruity, lightly tangy, a touch of sweet pears, apple, bread, meat drippings, and honey with a crisp bite on the finish. Medium body with high carbonation. The smoke is really used nicely in this one.

cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle @ home, shared by Steve_0. Thanks Stephen! Pours a bit hazy dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Woody, campfire smoky, caramel, a bit sweet, herbal, maple sappy aroma. A bit earthy, toffee, maple, sweet smoky, light meaty, woody, herbal, light fruity flavor. Pretty tasty, fun beer.

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