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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (975) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (538) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (976) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
swiseman (442) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
strong aromas of maple - maybe slightly artificial? Overly sweet - tastes like maple cookies and definite artificial maple flavouring. finishes with similar flavour. Sweetness might make for a dessert beer, but off-maple flavour is too prevalent. yuck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1298) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Clear brew with a red/amber colour. Smoked maple aroma , caramel mixed with a weird/unpleasant celery note. On the palate it is medium bodied, creamy and has a maple flavour and some light malt flavour and finishes fairly dry. interesting, easy drinking, but that celery note is really off-putting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2686) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
[bottle at DwEEBs meeting] Celery and real maple syrup aroma with some toasted malt detectable behind the maple flavour. Clear, dark amber under wisps and a ring of fine bubbles. Nice, real maple syrup flavour together with some toasty malt and notes of bread crust, celery, and watermelon malt. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (38288) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to heavy maple syrup. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, maple, burnt syrup bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120324]

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