drobson78 (13) - Alberta, - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
fantastic maple aroma that you can taste the whole bottle. iím not much of a fan of sweet beers, but the maple flavor in this one is excellent. Anbers doesnít make many great beers, but this could be their best.
canuck_j (59) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, malty , with some DMS. Some maple notes. No fruity esters or fuesils. Reddish copper in colour with a white head that lasts -some lacing apparent. Flavour has some carmelly notes from crystal malt and a bit of a rubber tire off flavour.Sweet and a bit soapy. Hop bitter ness barely noticible.
Doughy yeast notes with a hardly describable home brewed flavour.
All in all a passable lager, better than anything from the big guys, but not a real star from a craft brewery.
marshallstrong (3) - Calgary, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Amberís Sap Vampire Maple Lager was a pretty good beer, however I felt it was very "standard." I donít know if its just me but the Maple taste wasnít very present. This was kind of disappointing as it was one of the reasons I chose this beer. As for the Aroma, it was very nice however once again I couldnít pick up much of a Maple scent.
All in all, I wouldnít go as far to say that I would recommend this beer, its worth a try but I think the company should make better packaging, the box was a spooky red theme with little to no information on what the beer was like (Its self promotion was weak but it was one of the better choices at the store) and the bottle caps should get a logo. Right now they are just grey and look mass produced and put on. A self respecting craft beer company shouldnít be buying grey bottle caps which look like it belongs on a home brewers bottle.
Oh and it wasnít very carbonated!! I think I should throw this in, I like a little head on my beer but this beer poured into my Clay Beer stein to "lakes" of foam that dissipated in minutes!
TheRatKing (83) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Into the Trappist chalice you go. Much too lazy to get a proper glass... Pours a nice dark ruby, no head or fizzing, though likely due to age and shitty screw-cap design. Not much on the nose to speak of, though this is often a problem for me. Perhaps my nose just doesnít work. Taste is excellent, though; rich chocolate and coffee like a porter, well backed by a sweet maple syrup backbone. Iím one of those rare Canadians who isnít much into maple syrup, and I find this one to be a very good blend into the beer. Quite good indeed.
Reimer96 (1017) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at local. Pours a hazy amber color with a small lacey off white head. Beautiful aroma of maple, some spice, breakfast sausage and Vienna malts. Taste is a huge sweet burst of maple, some sourness and overall just not a very well balance... But hey at least the aroma is nice, not sure why youíd lager lager is beer.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341mL Bottle. Clear golden pour with a weak white foam. Aroma is fierce maple/brown sugar. Light mouthfeel dominated by sticky, maple notes and a piercing sweetness that this lager canít hold up to. Pass the pancakes?!?
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Terrific maple aroma but the lagerís not big enough to stand up to the sweet onslaught.
andrewturba (896) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear copper colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet maple. Flavours are tangy/sweet maple. I dont remember it tasting this sour but i see other reviews making note to the sourness. Idea is decent for a lager but execution needs work.
Narnad (1408) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a thick, off-white head. Aroma has a raspberry type sweetness, light apricot with a mild amount of grain. Flavor is sooooooo sweet with a weird, mild malt tartness. It has a very acidic sweetness that lingers for a long time but after it subsides, you get a very light toasted kick. Body is modest with fine, sharp carbonation. Overall very unbalanced and the sweetness is a total taste bud killer. Tastes a little cheap to my palate.
kliggerwar (111) - - AUG 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma gets this beer its higher then par raiting. It has a great maple aroma very distinct. The downfall of this beer is the sour maple taste. The 2 flavor of hops and maple intertwine in something quite sour tasting. Its not a really a strong beer so it goes down still quite fast.