Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Caramel and malt in the aroma. Amber appearance. Bitter sweet flavour. Maple, malt. Smooth and bitter all in one. Weird.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel in colour, very very thin head . Sweet smell with a hint of coffee. Sweet smooth and a taste of maple syrup.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours amber with off-white head. Could taste maple along with plenty of malt and hops. Nice for a pasteurised beer.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
wyzzywyz22 (1969) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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 !
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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!
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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...
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.