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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The recipe for Bearwalker was among one of the first recipes written by Brewmaster Bailey years ago. Bearwalker is a Maple Brown and the recipe pays homage to Bailey’s home state of Vermont by having 100% Vermont Maple Syrup added to it. The result is a very distinctive maple syrup flavor that truly sets this beer apart and warms your belly.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Draft from a fresh growler. Pours hazy amber with an ivory head. Aroma of toffee and plastic. Overattenuated, with the residual sugars pretty much gone (killing the maple), and many off favors on the finish. Tons of problems with this one. Sorry girls, I love what you two are doing with your marketing, but this was a drain pour. I hope you will consider going back to the drawing board on this one, otherwise you may have a hard time getting residual sales (no one wanted to finish this growler). Good concept, not so great results :( But I will continue to try more of your stuff as it becomes available at bars and beer stores (looking to try the Rye next). I am a firm supporter of local breweries. Just trying to provide HONEST feedback.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft. Maple and toffee malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet light maple, toffee malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Nice - maple subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tasted on 2/3/12 on draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy brown with a thick tan head that leaves fairly thick lace. The nose is malty, nutty, lightly caramelized cereal malt with the maple showing nicely and just a touch of smoke. The flavor is all dry nutty cereal malt with more bitterness, but no real maple flavor. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long nutty maple and hint of smoke finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1262) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Tap. Medium brown with a white head. Had more maple aroma than flavor. Taste was a roasted, slightly nutty flavor with a light maple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft at Flying Saucer. Clear amber color, tan head. Aroma of brownies. Taste is very sweet brown sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (834) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Clear copper with white head. Smell is malty and sweet. Taste is sweet malty and nutty. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonHos (4) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Sweet on the nose. Some maltiness. Subtle, underwhelming. Like the idea of the beer more than the actual beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6536) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft - Sweet toasted grains. Clear dark amber with a rich beige head. Toasted malts and a bit nutty with maple in the finish. Not a fan of maple beers, but expect to taste it more than I am in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (136) - - DEC 27, 2013
Flight at heaven and ale with Brian. Maple/sweet aroma and taste at first but not overpowering. Great finish. Thick beer. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft->shaker. Brown with small offwhite head. Aroma: sweet malt and bread. Taste is similar, with molasses and a touch of added maple. Feels a bit contrived and forced, and would not want more than one at a sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Copper pour with frothy tan head. Arom is the brown sugar and light malt. Flavor is sweet malt with nice undertones of the maple syrup. Medium bitter finish and fizzy.

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