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Block Three Sugar Bush Brown

Block Three Sugar Bush Brown
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Brewed by Block Three Brewing Co
Style: Brown Ale
St Jacob’s, Canada

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Sugar Bush Brown – Just a small twist on a classic brown ale, we decided to mix in a little local flavour by adding some local maple syrup to the recipe.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark brown, hints of red. Malt and slight burn maple sugar aroma. Pretty standard brown malts with a hint of sweet maple. Basically no bitterness. Pretty average body. Overall, the maple was subtle in an average brown ale, which might be better than the often burnt or over sweet I find in maple ale. Not sure it really added anything, but it surely didn't take anything away. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - MAY 18, 2014
May 14, 2014. Beer Mavens dinner at beerbistro. Opaque reddish brown with off-white head. Burnt sugar aroma. Nice lacing. Very creamy palate. Hints of coffee in aroma. Quite lovely. Paired very nicely with the pork belly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2014-05-16. Dark brown body with a nice creamy beige head. 3++ The flavour is fairly dry, lightly roasty toasty malt, sweeter notes of caramel and brown sugar, very lightly fruity and Very lightly metallic. Average bodied palate is smoothly carbonated. Aroma is moderate lightly toasty roast with brown sugar undercurrents, very light metallic quality to the malt. Decent for the style, possibly drier than when it was fresh? Bottle from the brewery, cellared several months

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2176) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery. Average brown ale with little to no maple showing. Decent but not worth the drive or the money. Weakest block three beer I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (609) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
4.8% 500ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel red with an off white, one finger head. Aroma is slightly roasty with faint hints of maple, toasted bread, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, and a touch of smoke. Taste starts off Roasty with some caramel, and finishes with a mild maple. Easy drinking with a medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Pretty clean with a slightly dry finish. Overall a nice brown ale. Well crafted and worth getting. Would drink all night.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
[Bottle (500ml) c/o j&m] Pours a deep amber-brown with a large frothy lasting tan head. Some lacing. Aroma of bready malt, nuts, some "bottle" or staleness and a hint of maple syrup. Slightly watery flavour is malty and nutty along with a bit of chocolate, hints of coffee and maple syrup, light hops and a light bitter finish. Light to average bodied. An O.K. Brown Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9113) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy of BoostIPA. Thanks brah! Wael rake. Pours a bit hazy, reddish brown appearance with a brown head. There’s a lot of cocoa powder and coffee notes in the aroma. Some nutty and toasted malt notes as well. There is maybe a faint hint of maple but it’s certainly not very strong. Kind of thin bodied. Flavor is fairly sweet (pecans, caramel, toffee, chocolate), moderately bitter (earth), and has some roast / coffee flavors. Finishes a light to moderately bitter. Could use a bit more body but not an overall bad release.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lambo47 (8) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
Amazing dark yet light tasting ale. Great finish with toasted hops lingering alongside a sweet syrup like taste. Amazingly crisp. Get it while it lasts I found because it is brewed in small batches and sells out as soon as it is bottled.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1079) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at Imbibe. A perfectly fine brown ale; toasty, nutty, with a dry metallic finish. Nothing terribly exciting, but solid enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
Dark brown with hints of red and a small tan head that diminishes, leaving some lacing. Aroma is roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee and light sweet maple syrup. Medium-heavy bodied, with little carbonation but without the cloying sweetness, that is often present in beer with maple syrup. Taste is the same as aroma with toasty, nutty and a little coffee and cocoa notes and light bitter hops balancing the sweetness of the maple syrup. This one is consistent throughout with the same dominant flavours without the sweetness for an off-dry finish. Very drinkable. I hope this new brewery will continue to create new and interesting beers.


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