alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle sample at RBWG grand tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet maple syrup notes, caramel, bread, raisins, and wood. Maybe a bit thinner than some of the other Lawson’s brews I’ve sampled. Drake (13646) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #99. Bottle shared by Leighton at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of heavy maple, raisin, wood, citrus. Taste is maple, citrus, raisin. Medium bodied. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Sampled at 2014 RBWG Grand Tasting. I thought smelled better than it tasted. I got a little maple in the nose, and maybe some milk chocolate. Taste was a bit more earthy and I didn’t really get much maple. Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours lightly hazy amber with a bubbly head. Nose of lightly oxidized malts, bread, toffee. Light to medium sweet flavor with awkward bready malts, mild leafy bitterness, brown sugar and golden raisins. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish, more oxidized malts, sugary bread. So so. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Heavy Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Maple Syrup, Bready
T: Maple Syrup, Sweet Bread, Mild Crackers
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, like a scaled down version of Maple Triple but without the sweetness or booziness....Im torn.
rxeight (3043) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Ok, great concept but nothing special. Didnt get any maple...................... Jool (198) - - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille 22 oz. Brune-rousse semi-translucide. Nez et bouche: malt caramélisé et sirop d’érable, une pointe métallique et un peu d’alcool en finale. Un peu trop mince. bytemesis (8226) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a small tan head, creamy with some lacing. Aroma is caramel and maple dominated. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, lightly bitter, with a touch of something like orange zest mixed with metal on the finish. I have had a couple other maple beers that finished this way as well, and I am not a fan. Light body, some warming on the finish from the ABV. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Tap. Weird grape drank cough syrup nose. earthy syrup And toasted caramel. Not good. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Draft at Black Back. Pours a rich amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is a tad sweet with a dose of maple, some earthy wet leaves and a touch of pine. The palate follows the nose with soft earthy notes mingling with a rustic maple backbone that lingers nicely in the finish.