Lye should never be this weak. Even Bramble Berry admits this on their website.
I've had terrible luck with Bramble Berry products lately and considering I've been buying from them since 2007 it is really a shame to have this experience. All of the fall scents I purchased also smell very weak for the first time EVER and I'm hoping that is not the case when I make soap and candles with them.
I definitely won't be purchasing lye or silicone molds from them again in the future, I'll post about the fragrances in a couple weeks.