Beer Review: THE BRUERY / LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS ACER QUERCUS

Beer Review: THE BRUERY / LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS ACER QUERCUS

Pouring from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet, The Bruery Acer Quercus presents itself as a dark brown elixir crowned with a tan, creamy frothy cap. This dense concoction ensures that no glimmer of light finds its way through.

Aroma

A symphony of scents greets the senses with notes of maple sugar, freshly split wood, and a hint of what could either be attributed to fresh herbal hops or the presence of oak cubes. The ambiguity adds a layer of intrigue to the olfactory experience.

Taste

Contrary to expectations fueled by the mention of Vermont maple syrup, the taste profile of Acer Quercus delves into the realm of smoky malt, oak tannins, dark sugar, and a touch of leather. The anticipated sugary onslaught is notably absent, making way for a more complex interplay of flavors dominated by smoke and wood elements.

Mouthfeel

The beer embraces a creamy and full-bodied texture, contributing to a satisfying mouthfeel that complements its intricate flavor profile.

Overall

Surpassing initial expectations, The Bruery Acer Quercus stands out as a truly remarkable beer. Despite my initial reservations rooted in the overpowering sweetness of genuine Vermont Maple Syrup, this collaboration with Lawson’s Finest Liquids pleasantly surprised me. In contrast to the sugary connotations evoked by the maple-centric discourse, the wood aging and smoked malts elevate this brew into a delightful, nuanced treat. This beer defies preconceived notions, proving to be a captivating deviation from the anticipated sweetness associated with such collaborations.