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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This full, smooth wheat ale is warming and delicious. Itís mildly hopped to let the distinct flavor and aroma of real VT maple syrup take the lead. The maple sweetness and body that blankets this velvety amber beer showcases one of New Englands most beloved traditions. Brewed with wheat malt, pale malt and caramel malt. The pure maple syrup used in this beer came from two syrup makers in the Green Mountain State. The Baker Family in East Dummerston has been boiling maple sugar since the 1950s. Dave Gavett also provided syrup from his Scrag Mountain Sugar House in Waitsfield. Johnís recipe, along with top quality syrup from these two Vermont maple sugar operations, resulted in a crisp wheat ale that is warming and delicious. It is mildly hopped to profile the distinct aroma and flavor of real Vermont Maple Syrup. Hopped with Willamette. Brewed by John Baker


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoperhead2001 (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2009 does not count
I love maple syrup so I naturally love this brew. Could have used more maple flavor but still pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
22oz bomber from a local Hannaford. Pours an amber body with a half inch of short lived off-white head. Caramel, nut, maple, and maybe some wood-like character? Tastes like nut and maple, with some banana, caramel, and wood notes. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. More of a drinker than expected for an ABV. Overall, for the style, a very interesting and unique beer that doesnít fall easily into any category. Not something Iíll probably get again, but well-worth the try if this is your kind of thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3439) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma has definite maple and wheat tones, plus fruity, malty and hoppy hints. Pours a clear, dark, fizzy copper with a fairly thick pale copper-tan head. Flavor has a wheaty core with maple and fruity notes plus hints of woody hops and caramel, and just a touch of horehound. Texture has firm body and a decent amount of fizz, leaving a tingly, syrupy, slightly hoppy finish. This is a good one, so catch it while you can, no matter what series!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4507) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pours a deep maple syrup into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Banana, bubblegum and maple aromas. Sweet and dry from front to back with maple upfront turning to wheat and bubblegum in the middle before the lasting toasted nut finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/17/2009 Total Score: 3.4
Pours deep, clear amber into a shaker. Offwhite head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it recedes. Sweet maple syrup aromas. Dry with upfront maple and caramel and a lasting wheat finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (857) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
22 oz bottle. Clear brown color with white head. Sweet aroma with a hint of maple. Sweet flavor to start with hint of maple. Very crisp and clean. Nice smooth brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SandyTom (9) - USA - MAR 22, 2011 does not count
nice pour with red/light brown color. Wheaty with a light sweet aroma. Starts almost sour with maple sweetness kicking in. Likeing the wheat beer taste with the maple overtones. A easy drinking beer, light on the carbonation and tasty. Would def get again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Raft. Clear dark amber color. Aroma of caramel toffee. Taste is very malty raisins with a touch of port wine. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 7/15/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear copper orange color with a good 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention; that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of banana, molasses, caramel, clove, bubblegum, biscuit, toast, maple syrup, earth, and light herbal. Some nice and pleasant aromas with decent strength and balance. Taste of banana, clove, molasses, biscuit, caramel, toast, maple syrup, bubblegum, earth, and herbal. Lingering notes of banana, pepper, bubblegum, caramel, molasses, clove, earth, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Good flavor balance and decent complexity; no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice wheat ale. Nice amount of weizen type flavors with good balance, and very smooth to drink. Quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Samís Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, banana, maple, yeast. Taste is biscuity, bread, dough, light maple notes and a yeasty, fruity finish. Medium bodied with firm carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Clear deep gold with a a tall white head. Malt and honey aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor at the same time. Very well balanced between the two. Clean. Refreshing and nicely bodied.


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