Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Bruery - Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Acer Quercus
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is The Bruery - Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Acer Quercus - Ale Brewed With Maple Syrup And Oak Cubes.
From the The Bruery website: “If you aren’t familiar with Lawson’s Finest Liquids yet, you should be! Run entirely by Sean Lawson, it is a nano-brewery in rural Vermont. He’s become well known in the beer world for unique beers brewed on his single barrel system, and particularly for his use of locally sourced maple syrup. We got together with Sean and developed a recipe for an oaked, smoked, mapled monster of a beer. We even smoked our own malt using the wood of the very maple trees that provided the syrup for this beer. This was a really fun beer to create and the result is a mildly sweet, smoky brown ale with balancing wood tannins.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a dense cream colored head and great lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruits, maple syrup, smoke, oak and caramel.
Taste: Maple, roasted and smoked malts, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel and a slight bit of smoked peat.
Overall: Complex, sweet and a bit boozy, The Bruery - Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Acer Quercus is delicious. This 9.5% ABV offering is very well done and enjoyable.
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