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. i’m not much of a fan of sweet beers, but the maple flavor in this one is excellent. Anbers doesn’t make many great beers, but this could be their best.
canuck_j (80) - 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.
MunBro (809) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wooo this is odd. Aroma is fruity with a strong maple presence. Flavour is kind of funky. Definitely maple in there. Syrupy. Not bad. Just nothing I have ever experienced in a beer!
Reimer96 (1513) - 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 you’d lager lager is beer.
TheRatKing (122) - 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 doesn’t work. Taste is excellent, though; rich chocolate and coffee like a porter, well backed by a sweet maple syrup backbone. I’m one of those rare Canadians who isn’t much into maple syrup, and I find this one to be a very good blend into the beer. Quite good indeed.
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 Amber’s Sap Vampire Maple Lager was a pretty good beer, however I felt it was very "standard." I don’t know if its just me but the Maple taste wasn’t 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 couldn’t pick up much of a Maple scent.
All in all, I wouldn’t 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 shouldn’t be buying grey bottle caps which look like it belongs on a home brewers bottle.
Oh and it wasn’t 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!
dfinney23 (2257) - 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 lager’s not big enough to stand up to the sweet onslaught.
andrewturba (1190) - 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.
AgentAle (1082) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a basic graininess with light maple notes. Taste is bland pale malts. Light clove and honey notes. Some undesirable sour hints. Pretty poor overall. Appearance is a clear amber with a pearl head that retains very poorly.
bulldogops (1140) - 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 can’t hold up to. Pass the pancakes?!?