ianwelby (309) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Clear, dark armber beer with a foamy head and a very subtle aroma. Fizzy to the point of almost smothering the initial taste on the tongue. The maple flavour is quite subtle but carries through to a lasting aftertaste.
McNeillR (866) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another 2p coin colour body beer this evening, this time with a much more subtle white head that ends 1/3rd into the bottle. Sticky carbonation matches the grandiloquent maple notes which wrap around most of the malt on initial taste. Sharp drips of the cascade hops in the linger melt through nicely, but not with any vigour. Crumbly finish takes away from any initial impressiveness behind the sweetness.
Bottle, Morrisons, Edinburgh
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambrata, limpida, schiuma bianca poco persistente.
Aromi abbastanza intensi con note di caramello, miele e pompelmo rosa...
Quasi secca, watery, chiude con un finale pulito e amaricante ma piuttosto corto.....
jamesie1857 (1181) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburyís - Not a bad looking pint, deep copper colour with a half inch white head, has a mild malty aroma with hints of caramel. First hit has notes of sweet syrup, but this soon gives way to a bitter after taste which lasts quite a while. Not a big fan of Holt Ales, so Iíve avoided this for ages, but on this performance, I might give them a chance.
daniele (4755) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ambrata buona schiyma non molto persisyente leggero fruttato sciroppo acero note maltate lieve agrunato non molto amara
McWorta (428) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit floral/heather smell with a typical ale head. Orange/amber in colour and a clear liquid. Sweetish and a wee bitter hint, well balanced though. Medium body, slick and a bit oily texture. Lightly fizzy/lively. Mellow with lasting finish without being too pushy. Expectations are met and would go well with duck.
JaKeAFC (435) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle, 4.8%, 2.80Ä. Clear amber color with a bubbly offwhite head. Nose has something fruity with a hint of roasted malts. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, syrup, sugary, with cascade hops. Really donít know how maple tastes like so canít judge that.Taste is sweetish and sugary with a moderate bitterness balance.Mouthfeel is fuffy, medium bodied with a sourish edge and moderately dry. Carbonation is soft.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feb 2008: 500ml brown bottle, this beer is made with cascade hops for aroma, amber malts for colour and a hint of maple for the hell of it.
good solid amber colour, almost clear but a slight cloudiness can be seen. The white head soon disappeared into a wispy semi covering.
The aroma was fairly weak, some hops and barley but little else.
The maple may well be in there, but I couldnít find it, I found the beer sharp, tangy and bitter. In other words, what an English bitter should taste like.
The beer became drier as I drank it and although it wasnít unpleasant, it changed my perception of the beer and I would have prefered it to have got sweeter with the maple making an appearance.
All in all, fine. The maple tag is obviously a gimmick because there was no hint of it within the drink according to my senses, which is a shame, because I wanted to see what it would do to the beer.
StueyD (1037) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mid amber brown coloured beer with a weak, off white head. Sweet, slightly spicy aroma, perhaps because of the maple, but malty and a hint of hop. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter initial flavour is followed by a mild sweet taste, nutty, caramel and a tiny hint of spice, with a faint hop flavour in the finish.
thepeter (274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I got this beer for the name alone thinking it was going to have a much stronger maple flavor. It did not. While this did disappoint me I, am going to try not to let it affect my review, But it probably does!
A- Golden Amber hue, very pretty in the light. Nice fluffy white head that lasted an entire sip.
S- only the slightest maple aroma and I am still not quite sure if that was just my wishful . . . smelling. I hate to give such a generic discription but it just smelled like any typical bitter.
T- Not really any maple flavor. A bit of sweetness but that is covered up by all the hop bitterness. Donít get me wrong, I liked the Sticky, pine resiny flavor, but it was completely unexpected and not what I had wanted when I opened the beer. Still pretty good and surprisingly refreshing.
MF&D- Could have been a whole lot smoother, over carbonated in my opinion. bit of a bite on the back of the throat. I could easily drink another but would probably pick up something different to begin with.