scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Their are no tricks here - it’s no misnomer - this is maple syrup. Pure. Maple. Syrup. The aroma is maple syrup. The taste is... any guesses? Maple syrup. Everything about this beer screams maple syrup. It doesn’t suggest maple syrup, it doesn’t elude to it, there are no whispers or undertones, it is in your face pour it on your pancakes maple syrup.
But hey, I like it. I wouldn’t pound a six pack, but I definitely dig the flavor and enjoy it as a change of pace.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Dark rosy amber pour with a ring of foamy light tan head. Nose is heavy on the maple syrup with a nutty dark bread malt base. Taste is also maple-forward, with the same malt base and a little bit of lightly spicy breadiness that reminds me of rye. Medium-bodied and slick in the mouth. Long, sweet maple finish. It’s good, but it’s pretty one-note. As long as you know what you’re getting into, it’s enjoyable, but this is a one-and-done sort of beer. I couldn’t do two of these in a row.