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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Brewed with Maca Root.

With complex aromas and flavors, this traditional beer is smooth and a little sneaky – well, a lot. Its handpicked ingredients and brewing process bring out the perfect combination of character in taste and aroma: a bit of fruity esters combined with a nutty flavor. It is meant to be a sipping beer but its sneakiness can make one find the bottom of the glass quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Paid $9.99 at Cigarette City for a 650 ml bottle. Translucent yellow honey color with thin lasting head three-finger head. Aroma has an off artificial fruit nose. Over ripe fruit rotting in the sun.

The taste is notes of orange-marmalade, doughy yeast and that odd rotting melon again. I have no idea what Maca root is or what it should taste like. Could that be my mystery flavor here? The palate is medium bodied, with an active, fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol kick. Maybe I need to learn about Maca root because this was just a little off for me. The Golden Belgian wins out of the first round of brews I have sampled from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
golden pour, fuller bodied. very sweet, tropical sweetness, very fruity, bublegum notes. Dont think i like Maca root

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
My first rating for this brewer. Growler. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with some caramel and white sugar sweetness noted. Some mild fruitiness on the nose as well. The flavor is similar with a bit more sugary sweetness than in the nose and less fruity. Very mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (1976) - USA - DEC 9, 2013
Available at Mug’s Belgium2Brooklyn event. This had a sweet, root beer-like taste - probably due to the maca root they use. The first I ever heard of maca root was from this brewery. Notes of bourbon and vanilla, and a warm finish. Too sugary, imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a foamy head. Lemony wheaty boozy taste that finished very well . Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2013
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma is that maca root that they love putting into all of their beers, sugar, and citrus. Taste is rather sweet, with a bunch of that root giving it an underlying earthiness. Lots of nutty flavor. Definitely a sipper, because of the sweetness. I would have liked to see this be more dry, but that is a matter of personal taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2006) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours golden withna white fluffy head. Nose of fruits and floral. Tastes of crazy amounts of bananas, also peach, pineapple, vanilla, musk, dust, and ginger. Slight alcohol and medicinal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5830) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at TAP NY. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity, hints of wheat, light peachy notes, and light spicy notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pouring at TAP-NY. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk, spicy and sweet caramel on the nose, toasty and warm musk. Medium bodied, nice clean mouthfeel with a little sweetness and crispness to it. Soft maca starchiness, which after trying a few of these I’m starting to pick out better. Sweet and a touch of light alcohol warmth on the finish with more gentle yeasty musk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2012
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of light spicy yeast, some pale and caramel malts, an unpleasant fruitiness, and light hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. An ok beer, this might be a bad bottle.

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