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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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No- there is no maple flavor here. This Marzen style lager is named after LaPorte Indiana, The "Maple City". It is amber in color and extremely clean and malty. We believe the taste of this lager is worthy of the gold (or at least another round). Give it a try and you be the judge.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1171) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle, six pack bough 6/17/23013 at King Richard’s in Michigan City. Deep reddish brown brew with small pale head - rich color worthy of a brown ale. Aroma of caramel malt and light grass. Taste is sweet caramel malt with a little toffee, a hint of grass dries up the sweet taste at the end of the swallow. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2044) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Amber with nice head and lacing. Balanced between burnt maple caramel and a clean bitter finish. Not a lot going on, but it is refreshing. On tap at Back Road, an interesting place to sip away an afternoon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Red-amber with good, foamy, tan head / Nose of sour malt and honey / Medium body, fat, sweet and sour, malty with low hopping, and fair finish / Flavors of sour malt and caramel / Overly sweet and malty with insufficient hopping.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
12oz bottle, no date. 7.2% for a märzen? Dang. Clear orange brown with a short-lived 1/2 finger beige head that faded to a ring. Nuts, toast, and caramel are the dominant aromas while some hard water mineral notes were in the background. Flavor adds a slightly overbaked sugar cookie and more bitterness than I’d have guessed from the aroma--peaked at a 3 in the dry earthy finish. Light carbonation with a medium body. Not too bad, but nowhere near my favorite for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3573) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2007
bottle - Pours dark amber. The aroma is mostly of caramel malts. The flavor has more of the same with a bit of mild hops for balance. Light to medium bodied, it finishes smooth with a hint of bitterness. This one is alright for a session beer. I see the abv is a little higher than I would have guessed. It’s not noticeable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This pours a dark orange body with a moderate fizzy white head. Little lacing. The aroma is that of toast, slightly burnt, with a bit of caramel. The flavor continues with the burnt toast and caramel and the additional of an earthy, nutty bitterness that builds somewhat in the finish. Okay.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Draft sample at Back Road Fest. Poured clear dark amber with an average white fizzy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and tart citrus aroma. Medium body witha syrupy texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Sweet maple syrup and raspberry malt aroma. Red amber color with slight head. Maple syrup and malt flavor with a moderate hops finish. An unusual beer for the style - hoppier than most.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Poured a clean dark amber boardering on brown with a beige head. Aroma was subtle caramel and spice. The flavor was over the top caramel/buttery. Very full body. Not really lager like. I guess it will do in a pinch, but Back Road makes much better beers than this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1672) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Ah, nothing beats a nice beer after a hard day of mountainbiking. But I guess this will have to do. Actually, I haven’t had a Back Road in some time and found this to be quite pleasant. Had a nice lemon and orange peel taste -- bitter but with some sweetness, perhaps caramel. Amber hued.


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