jamesie1857 (1559) - 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 Sainsbury’s - 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 I’ve avoided this for ages, but on this performance, I might give them a chance.
daniele (6219) - 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 (837) - 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 (663) - 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%, 2.80€. 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 don’t know how maple tastes like so can’t 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 (4593) - 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 couldn’t 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 wasn’t 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 (1361) - 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 (322) - 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. Don’t 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.
prawlie (1238) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Morrissons in Bracknell. Amber with fizz and a reasonable head. Pleasant caramel hop aroma. Nice and reminds me of Manchester days. Caramel, hops and sugar, unusaully sweet gorfor a British beer, and very nice. A nice drop, would certainly have it again.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Sainsburys, Earls Court. Gyldenbrun. Drukket hjemme 20 Sep 11. Høyt & pent kremaktig skum. Mye bobler på glassveggen. Forsiktig - men god sitrusaroma. Smaken avrundet. Litt nøtter. Frisk syrlig ettersmak. Litt tung fruktig avslutning.
ralphdot (1004) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.8%, amber colour with a thin head, slight fruit aroma, there is a hint of maple syrup in the taste.