The Bruery / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Acer Quercus
The Bruery/Lawson’s Finest Liquids – The Bruery Acer Quercus – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 9% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a tan, creamy frothy cap atop. You won’t see light get through this one.
Aroma: Maple sugar, fresh split wood, fresh herbal hops. I’m not 100% sure it was fresh herbal hops, or just the oak cubes, but it was nice.
Taste: Smokey malt, oak tannins, dark sugar, leather. Much more smoke and wood. With all the maple talk, you’d think this beer would be sugary. It’s not.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and full bodied.
Overall: A very fantastic beer. This beer is so much better than I had anticipated. At a young age, I was introduced to REAL Vermont Maple Syrup, and found it to be too sweet for my pancakes and waffles. People laugh that I’d rather use some Log Cabin. Anyway, going in, I was thinking sweetness in terms of Autumn Maple. The wood aging and the smoked malts made this quite the treat.