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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a sweet bitter with the subtlest hint of maple flavor. Not bad if itw what you are looking for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1059) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2013
Unfiltered cobber with small white head. Smells fresh hops and sweet corn. Palate is medium floral with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is round, hops and some wood. Overall: okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3819) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
Block sized frothy head clear amber pour medium carbonation the aromas floral notes hoppy fruits grain earthiness the flavours grassy sweet grain citrus mild to medium bitter nutty taste toasted caramel syrup nice richness the finish best flavours toasted rich malts grain citrus very pleasing to the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 10, 2013
Amber pour. Thin white head. Aroma is malty, bread, caramel & light hops. As above on the tongue. Cascade shines through well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (8479) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100713.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of pine, some hops, sweet fruits and caramel malts. Flavor of nuts, caramel malts, fruits and hay. A bit too nutty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1304) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Not bad but not great. Copper color,small head,dry palate. Pretty bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2015

Dec 2015 - 500ml bottle at home as ’Holts Maplemoon’, 4.8% BB Dec 2016. Pale orange, clear, lightly sparkling, big dense foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is Nice biscuits, some maple, cotton pads. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is thin malt, a little flowery, chamomile, fennel, with a soft finish. Pretty drinkable if a touch thin. Fine. (3.0)

Nov 2012 - Bottle at home, scored 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
I like maple syrup so as it isn’t overpowering I will always buy this occasionally. Easily available due to it being a local brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6911) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Copper coloured bitter, no head. Has a mild fruit character which coupled with its smoothness in the palate makes for a very pleasant ale.

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