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


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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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle. Caramel and malt in the aroma. Amber appearance. Bitter sweet flavour. Maple, malt. Smooth and bitter all in one. Weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Caramel in colour, very very thin head . Sweet smell with a hint of coffee. Sweet smooth and a taste of maple syrup.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours amber with off-white head. Could taste maple along with plenty of malt and hops. Nice for a pasteurised beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 Slightly metallic nose. Pours rich amber with a firm, tan head. Flavour is refreshing, with a reasonable hoppy bitterness/malty sweetness balance. Don’t get any maple at all. More metallic notes in the finish unfortunately, but ok over all.

   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 (1969) - 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 (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.

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