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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A quaffable, well-balanced red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Appearance: clear medium amber with one finger of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and decent lacing. (4/5) Aroma: muted, resiny pine, citrus, caramel, very light maple. (5/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5) Surprisingly bitter for an amber, particularly a nominally “maple” one. (Surprising, but by no means unwelcome.) The “maple,” on the other hand, is surprisingly absent, given the name and nominal style. The low sweetness and off-dry bitter finish make this pretty sessionable, even if it doesn’t smell all that interesting. (13/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (790) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
Red-brown beer with a white head, with a small white cup. Medium carbonation. Tastes pretty hoppy, good bitterness, citrus, some fruit and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle at home. Amber with moderate white head. Predominantly malty and caramel nose and taste. Earthy notes and aftertaste. Some citrus and light fruit. Surprisingly bitter, but not unpleasantly so. Solid seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Surprising bitter almost dry beer. Some warmth. Maple is understands. Aroma is fresh hoppy with some caramel. Strange but fine beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (410) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle from Seijo Ishii. L: a nice dark auburn with a finger of lasting beige head. Good lacing. S: a whiff of hop with plenty of sweet malt, a hint of raspberries, and maple syrup. T: similar to the nose, though not as large, a good balance between malt and hop flavour, definite syrupy sweetness in there. F: nicely carbonated, chewy malt, earthy. O: a tasty seasonal, good complexity for what it is, worth picking up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockey9930 (242) - - OCT 7, 2015
Clear amber with a nice thick frothy head. Aroma pine and spruce and peat. Strong hop character with some caramel sweetness and earthy undertones. Light and oily. Not bad but not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1472) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottled, 355 ml. Shows an opal amber red with a lasting creamy off-white head on its top. Citrussy-malty nose. Aroma brings a mild sweet caramel, florals and citrusses underpainted gently by maple. Lingering, gently warming, earthy-citrussy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, red fruit, apricots, peaches, toast and a touch of maple syrup. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, apricots, peaches, orange peel, a touch of maple syrup and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well balanced, with an interesting maple syrup touch. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2216) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Copper with a small off-white head that lingers. Grassy, woody hop aromas on the nose with some mildly sweet malt noticeable. Taste is well-balanced with a hint of maple sweetness along with more grassy hops. Finish is lightly bitter with some toasted pecan notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 2, 2015
Comparing to maple mistress. Falls short of that, but not bad. Some maple taste. Ashy aftertaste.

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