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

 
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23332) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers to Leighton. Hazy amber beer, little bubbly white head. Palate is light and soft and dry. Smooth and light creamy malt. Floral note. Smoke is pretty obvious but never gets acrid. Light dry finish. Pretty tasty and a little different.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (22419) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle at home... Copper orange.... Light smoke... Light grassy nose... Soft fruits... Soft toffee... Light mapple.. Ok

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks mom for getting this one! Pours mostly clear, red-gold with a frothy off-white head. Nose has lots of peat, some smokey ham, hints of caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy honey ham, light peat, modest caramel, some bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, more bread, peat, honey ham, subtle caramel. Very drinkable stuff. The peat isn’t overly potent. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle split at Tony’s, from the Beer Shop LTD, 19/05/13. Hazed copper with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel malts, maple syrup, touch of smoke. Taste comprises smoked gammon, sugars, caramel, syrup. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Ok - a little to sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, maple, some wood smoke, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, wood smoke, some maple, lager yeast. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13314) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, big thanks to Leighton. It pours deep orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, smokey, toffee, juicy orange, earth, vanilla and coconut. The taste is toffee, light toast, earth, vanilla, smoke, maple glazed ham and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Excellent balance. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
(500ml bottle) Pours clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of smoke, grain, wet smoldering grass. Flavor of smoke, grain, earth, caramel, and maple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is pepper, smoke, ash, wood. Thin mouth, brown sugar, maple, nice smoke finish, very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11662) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is smoky, grassy, taste is light smoky maple, not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Caramel brown pour, thin tan head. Lots of smoke and maple flavors combined with a dry earthy lager. Damn fine brew.


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