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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2009
Quite nice smooth bitter. Very well balanced between bitter and sweet, hop and spice components. Herbal and especially wood notes. Some fruits also detected beside spices and traces of tobacco. Caramel-fruity smell. Creamy texture. Medium-lively carbonation. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2008
Aroma has some woody notes in the background and lots of sweet malt. Smooth texture. Long lasting flavour full of warming malt. Full bodied. Great taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Keltainen ja vähävaahtoinen olut. Tuoksusa on hieman mallasta ja pahvia. Mieto ja neutraali. Hieman hedelmäisyyttä myös. Maussakin on pahvia. En kelpuuta eteeni toiste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (660) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (4566) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with hubby. Amber in colour, low and steady head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel and biscuits. Thick, creamy texture combined with the taste of dark honey, roasted nuts and caramel. Great one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2010
Popurs clear dark amber with rich high beige head. Dryish malt, maple syrup and fruity aroma. Bitter crisp, fresh sweet maple syrup and fruits flavor. Acidy sour on palate. Finishes dry tart bitter lasting long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a nice pink - orange colour with a thin beige head. Maple syrup on the nose with toffee apple and caramel also. Similar maple flavour without being too sweet. I like the oily mouth-feel. Mild carbonation. I’m surprised by how much I like this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1233) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnCook101 (344) - - NOV 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours clear copper with thin creamy head. Aroma of malt and ozone. Light toffee apple flavours. Malt and bitterness well balanced with a distinct sweetness throughout. Perhaps a touch too sweet, but very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
500ml Bottle from Morrisons (£1.59):
Sweet, biscuit malts and sugar, it is also very bitter on the nose. There is a definite fruit base with cherries and some strongish caramel.
Caramel amber with a clear body and a thumb sized, dome shaped, foamy white head that reduces in size only slightly.
Caramel & biscuit malts with a strong bitter undercurrent and lots of darker fruits. There is some some cherries and sugar with a touch of hops and maple too. Sweet and bitter finish.
Smooth, medium and moderate carbonation. Goes down well and seems stronger than it is.Quite creamy feeling.

Sweet and seemed stronger than the 4.8% abv. on the label. I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would with the dark fruits and sugar working well with the bitterness. It was a pleasant tipple.


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