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Famille RueOrange County

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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.

Food Pairing

Smoked brisket, bratwürst, honey roasted carrots.

Tags:

beers brewed with smoked malts
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Retired Beers

Awards & Scores

  • Beer Advocate Rating - 85
  • Ratebeer Overall Rating - 96

Brew Info

  • ABV:9.5%
  • IBU:30
  • SRM:40
  • Release:2011