ben4321 (3354) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 8/7/12, This rating is for the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #41 - Catamount Maple Wheat version of the same beer.
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, some maple, lots of wheat, spice, and other fruity notes
Appearance: It pours a clear caramel-orange color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste has some sweetness, a good amount of spice, and something just a touch off
Palate: The body is medium (leaning light), it has a slightly sticky texture, and a lively carbonation
I wasn’t super impressed by this one. Maybe I’m being too harsh, but after having a really good Harpoon just a few minutes (or a few hours) before this one, I guess I was expecting something a little better. Look, this is not a terrible beer by any means, I just wanted it to be better.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange-amber under a pithy head which fades into a broken bubbly layer bordered by a thick collar of bubbles. Swirls with more bubbles.
Caramelization and booze in the back. Maple syrup and pancakes. Maple and caramel flambéed bananas – bananas foster. Husked mapled cereal grains.
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.
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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glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
fluffy (1052) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TaktikMTL (5389) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
BMMillsy (963) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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brianairb85 (42) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Cybercat (2774) - 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!
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
idedek (157) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
a malty aroma with hints of maple some vanilla and a bit yeastiness. It doesn’t really work. a disappointing flavor with very little wheat characteristic. a mild medium body with a off sweetness. the finish is thin and again slightly sweet. They missed on this one.