cfrancis (3094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours orange brown with a small white carbonation. Extremely low carbonation. Aroma is extremely sweet and spicy. The rye spice and maple syrup comes through. Taste is sickly sweet with rye spice. It doesn’t work that great. I’d prefer to not finish this.
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep reddish-copper with a so-so light tan head.
Aroma: Sweet and malty, caramel/toffee, candied fruit, berries, a touch peppery (from the rye, perhaps?), a bit of booze/solvent, kind of a vanilla/coconut thing, so sweet-smelling.
Palate: Medium-full body, fairly full, slightly prickly carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of sweet and fruity maltiness, toffee, berries, booze, faint solvent, more booze; quite sweet with almost balancing bitterness and a peaty smoke finish.
Decent in small doses.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance:Clear ruby,no head...
Metalchopz (3054) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Arrow & the Loon, with a 9.2% ABV. written. Pours a hazy amber colour with minimal lacing. A very sweet nose of malt with Macintosh apple notes. Again, sweet malt flavours with alcohol and apples. Pretty decent strong ale with sweet notes of apples (not much maple though).
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and spicy aroma with some sweet ethanol and complex strawberry and apricot accents. Hazy, tawny copper under a dotty, white ring. Sweet and spicy flavour with ethanol and rye characteristics. Nutty and with apricot notes, but no obvious maple. Faint popcorn. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, sweet and tangy finish.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, light nutty malt with light woody maple. In mouth, a sweet roasted malt with maple and licorice notes, burned caramel and alcohol. Nice.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark golden brown with a nice head that goes away alarmingly quickly after the pour. Aroma is very sweet with some booze. Taste is very sweet again, and tons of booze. Lots of sugary sweetness here. Body is sort of syrupy thick. I have enjoyed some offerings from this brewery previously, but this one will go down as a failed creative experiment in my book. I think we should probably close the book on maple beers - they sound so good in theory, but I have yet to have a solid one.