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Garrison Sugar Moon Maple Ale

Garrison Sugar Moon Maple Ale
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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Truly Canadian Ale brewed with Nova Scotia maple syrup from "Sugar Moon Farms" Dark-amber colour with a light maple aroma and toasty, caramel and maple flavours. Smooth and tasty, best enjoyed under a cold sugar moon! Cheers!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Keg at the brewery. It pours clear deep amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is big hit of pancakes drizzled with sweet maple syrup, oily, earthy, toasty brown sugar, brown bread, pretzel and light spice. The taste is bitter, earthy, toasted malt, wood, resin, mild astringency, leather, oily, peppercorn, maple and fruit cake with some alcohol warmth on the finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. A bit chewy on the mouth-feel. The aroma is quite intoxicating after a while. Not so sure on this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2768) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Light amber body body. Faint sweet aroma of maple and malt. Taste is also slightly sweet and mapley, but not all that interesting. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2015
The aroma is metallic with some maple and malt. The appearance is orange gold. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall it’s interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (722) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep amber pour with no head. Mostly sweet maple, brown sugar, apple, light caramel. The maple itself tastes natural and nicely integrated, but the beer is quite light and not very balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6675) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Where and how: bottle 500 ml
Aroma pancake maple syrup up front. All about maple in aroma. Slightly woody with hint of brown sugar. Very mild hop backing.
Appearance :
Top: lighter, bright cap.
Base: clear ruby-amber look.
Palate : medium full bodied. Mellow.
Taste: simple – sugary sweetness on lower carbonated base. As in aroma one sided maple syrup character.
other notes lacking balance.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1056) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of maple syrup with a hint of smoke and malt. Reddish brown colour not much head. Taste of maple and malt with a slightly syrupy feel. Sugary aftertaste of maple sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (549) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
I enjoyed this Moon juice and I am not sure why it got such low ratings. It is what it says it will be and it does it rather well. Some other maple beers I have had seem to miss the point of having a strong maple flavour. Garrison’s ruby-brown example comes out swinging with strong #2 maple, roasty malts, leather and walnuts in both the aroma and taste. It’s quite sweet but that’s what I expect from a beer based mostly around the flavour of a type of sweetener. A medium body with healthy carbonation make this dessert beer an occasional treat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
I dare say this beer does exactly what it set out to do, but apparently that gets you low ratings. I thought it was a great maple beer. Poured a beautiful ruby colour with a tiny head. Aroma was of maple. Tasted of real maple syrup, bread, and caramel. Had a big heavy body with low carb and sweet maple aftertaste. Perfect for dessert this one is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (1017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Ambré avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme à plein d’érable mais il n’est pas trop sucré en bouche. Il est sucré, avec d’érable et du malt. Il ya un peu d’amertume mais presque rein.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Truly Canadian Ale brewed with Nova Scotia maple syrup from "Sugar Moon Farms" Dark-amber colour with a light maple aroma and toasty, caramel and maple flavours. Smooth and tasty, best enjoyed under a cold sugar moon! Cheers!


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