Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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Bottle; Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Amber malts, Cascade hops, Maple.
Finalist at Tesco Beer Challenge 2005.
Silver Medal winner in the International Brewing Awards, Maplemoon is brewed using unique subtle maple flavouring. A lighter more malty ale, this is a perfect accompaniment to spicy foods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a short lived off-white head. An earthy English best bitter with some sweet syrupy notes in the aroma. Don’t get Cascade or maple in the taste. Instead some nettly hop. Not bad, especially for a pasteurized bottle from a regional.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
Bottle, Morrisons, West Kirby. Guess what ? its maple syrup coloured, and its flat and unfinishable. Sweetish bildge. Not a pleasant experience. Down the sink with ya !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle at my new local The Three Crowns watching United. Not that impressed really but wasn’t horrible. Darkish amber, thin head that went almost instantly. Yep, slight maple flavour but a bit burnt and tobacco type flavour and smell. Could do better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
Disgusting - I had to poor this away, the maple taste didn’t go at all and I couldn’t get past that taste. It’s my own fault though as I don’t like maple, so shouldn’t have wasted my money on it. I won’t be too harsh on the rating for this reason!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Obvious burnt sugar and subtle leafy hop aroma. Honey-coloured pour with white halo. Tasty toffeeish brew with some considerable (if not especially natural-tasting) bitterness. Hops vanish in the mouth. Traces of apple, honey...wait a minute..yep, maple syrup. Chalky smooth and northern. Ruined a bit by that late astringent bitterness. Probably much nicer unpasteurised...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
Amber with a white head. Malt aroma. Sweet taste with a little sourness, the promised ’twinkle’ of maple and a mid bitter finish. I should be enjoying this, but I’m not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from The Bottle Stop.
Sim and I had this with David in his hotel room following his mum’s wedding reception. Was hoping this would drown out the memory of Robbie "Slug Slime" Williams finishing off the disco. Sadly it was not up to the job. Standard blone looks with a slim white head. Creamy malt aroma with slight hops and some very faint wooden notes from the maple. Pretty poor flavour. Very very slight maple and a hoppy finish with some rather rank tobacco. Probably a 4 in all honesty. No night time pleasure here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle from morrisons. Aroma is malty hints of honey and no hop character. Taste is again malty based an quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle from Morrisons. Amber coloured with a minimal head. Sweet malt and red fruit aroma. Flavour had tonnes of caramel to the point of being cloying. What finish there was was reminiscent of boiled sweets. Another not so pleasant pasteurised beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle from dad picked up at Morrisons Mid amber pour, sweetness and malt are the key notes on the nose. Tasted really decent if a little sweet, good malty full bodied little number, not too much bitterness and hops whilst there were lacking slightly I felt, still I rather enjoyed this.

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