hoperhead2001 (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love maple syrup so I naturally love this brew. Could have used more maple flavor but still pretty tasty.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 doesn’t fall easily into any category. Not something I’ll probably get again, but well-worth the try if this is your kind of thing.
Cybercat (4028) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
thornecb (4819) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dlovell2 (1214) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SandyTom (9) - USA - MAR 22, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raft. Clear dark amber color. Aroma of caramel toffee. Taste is very malty raisins with a touch of port wine. Nice.
superspak (3394) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Sam’s 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.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.