thepeter (274) - 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 (1054) - 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 (3759) - 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 (973) - 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.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - light maple with caramel and hops
A - mid gold with lacy head
T - sweet with slight sour and light hoppy bitter
P - mid and creamy
O - nice bitter
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
really not very good.
pours a watery orange/brown with no head. the aroma give next to nothing away, just a slight hint of malt. almost no flavour, just a soapy finish and a mouth full of fizz.
very disappointing. if i wasn’t so tight it might have been poured away!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
greenmanalishi (446) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Fairly sweet, fruity malts. Only a slight hint of that maple. Soft mouthfeel.
Rune (7348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle bought at the Sainsbury’s superstore in Pimlico. The noisy pour reveals a clear amber body with an deep orange glow. Fading white head. Lighter aroma of fruity malts. Malts and bitter fruits mixed together in the taste profile. Herbal hops to the ending. Soft carbonated. Smooth and easy to quaff (hotel room, London 03.08.2011).
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rating from an old notebook. Bottle. Deep gold. A drinkable sweet and fruity bitter but it’s pretty lifeless in the bottle.