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RATINGS: 164   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. It’s 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. John’s 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


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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
brianairb85 (67) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Big Bottle....It really smells sweet with hints of Maple. The warmer the beer get the stronger the hints of maple. It pours a clear amber like color with huge light brown head that lasts for a couple mins. The sweetness is strong to the palate and taste as it enhances the bitterness quality. The nitternesss is overwhelming. The beer gets better the warmer it gets. Its not the best Wheat beer. Its ok.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Good head, nearly white. The lace slides down the glass. The liquid is dark and crystal clear for a wheat beer--clearly amber. Mild malt and wheat aroma. Reminds me of a cherry wheat beer I’ve had before. Slightly sweet. An interesting combination of spicy wheat, mellow malt and a touch of hop. Full bodied with ample carbonation. Light spiciness with a round, creamy feel.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Appearance: Orange-amber under a pithy head which fades into a broken bubbly layer bordered by a thick collar of bubbles. Swirls with more bubbles.
Nose: Caramelization and booze in the back. Maple syrup and pancakes. Maple and caramel flambéed bananas – bananas foster. Husked mapled cereal grains.
Palate: Interesting addition of chocolate along with maple in the back – like a flambéed Skor bar. Red apple skins also followed by apple seeds and apple orchard musk. Weird tickle at the back of my throat. Dry spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon powder.
Final Thoughts: It was alright. Not quite sure where the wheat came into play – no soft or bready mouthfeel, maybe the musk… The aroma offered far more than the palate gave me but all in all it was alright.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Moderate cookie and cereal for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops, light dough and cream cheese for the yeast, with background notes of date, brown sugar, maple syrup, nutmeg, mace and vanilla. Head is large, frothy to fizzy, off-white with a few spots of slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear copper. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and only faintly bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a lively to fiizzy carbonation. Nice and complex, and fairly tasty, but this Wheat Ale would have to be less cake-like for me to really dig it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Dégustée en fût chez "The Reservoir Restaurant & Taproom" à Waterbury, VT. De couleur ambrée et claire. Nez d’érable, léger de grains de malt aux notes rôties et de blé avec des notes de caramel et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût boisé (érable) accompagné d’un léger goût de blé grillé lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût sucré de caramel doux, léger de grains sucrés aux notes rôties et léger de sirop d’érable puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes d’alcool doux. Post-goût moyen, composé d’un léger résiduel d’érable avec des notes de blé et de houblon herbeux. (1er mai 2013)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1328) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
tastes more like a dunkel or oktoberfest than a wheat. dark roasty malt notes, overt dark sugar sweetness, a bit of maple i suppose. a bit more alcohol burn than i was expecting for a 6.8%, and a mildly bitter finish. its ok, but not really that interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’érable et de blé. Apparence: La couleur est doré avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’érable et de blé avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #4310)

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1148) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours a pretty reddish cole, clear, with no head. Smells of heavy maple and wet dog. Flavor is mostly wheat beer with only a hint of maple. Rather sweet, though. This is my second maple beer, and I have to say I like it better than the first. Would not get it again, but enjoyed exploring the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (2990) - 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!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours amber, light hazy but not cloudy with a beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty notes, just a tad of bitter hops. The body is so light for the style, it leaves much to be desired. It is crisp as advertised thought. The flavor brings bland malts with the maple syrup sweetness just present enough to say hello and save the beer for the palate.


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