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Lake of Bays Spring Maple Belgian Blonde Ale

Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Ale
Baysville, Canada


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Celebrating the early Spring flowing of sap in Ontario’s maple trees, the 7% ABV ale is brewed with Belgian yeast, sweet malt, Noble hops and Ontario maple syrup. Notes of maple, hazelnut, vanilla and caramel compliment the amber hue, alongside aromas of cherry and spice. Caramelized apples and nutmeg are apparent in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Aroma:Maple and grain... Appearance:gold, no head.. Flavor:grain,maple,watery....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPoole (137) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Pours light gold with a white head that laces the glass. Sweet malt and maple aroma. Sweet and grainy with a bit of bitter and smoked maple. The maple doesn’t taste like fresh maple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 7/3/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Grains de malt sucrés, léger de sirop d’érable, notes boisées et de caramel.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Léger goût de sirop d’érable aux notes boisées. Une dominante de malt sucré est également présente avec un léger goût de caramel, de pain grillé ainsi que des notes herbeuses.
En bouche : Corps : moyenne-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : très légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, composée d’un léger goût résiduel sucré avec des notes herbeuses et très faiblement fruitées.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Une belle robe dorée et un peu nuageuse dans cette bière fortement carbonatée ; nez de fruits et de sucre d’orge. En bouche la signature de levure belge est discrète mais présente, complétée par des malts riches et un côté un peu boisé, et des arômes rappelant vaguement l’érable en arrière-plan. Pas vraiment une incontournable, l’érable annoncé étant un filigrane et rien de plus, tandis que son côté belge est fort limité également. Agréable mais pas un grand cru.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Lacks the complexity of a great Belgian ale but the maple syrup adds a unique but not overpowering twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3103) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Light golden yellow body, white head, not much retention, some lacing. Startling sweet corn syrup aroma, intense aroma of sweet breakfast cereal milk, vanilla. I wasn’t sure at first, but I think I like it. Taste is also sweet, thought not as alarming as the aroma, has a touch of citrus. I don’t really get much maple from this, though lots of sweet candy and malts. Unusual, not 100% successful, but works on some level. I’d rather have this (which may be unbalanced and over the top) than some beer that wasn’t even trying to have flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Sampled at flatlanders beer festival. Sweet corn corn syrup and maple aromas. The maple is almost totally lost in the flavours though. Bitter and hoppy. Almost like they used maple extract in this for the aroma..meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear golden body, small white head with poor retention. Aroma of grains, hay, herbs, honey, traces of maple syrup. Taste is on the sweet side: honey, malt, caramel, some medicinal notes. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle to 4oz sample at Calgary Beerfest 2015. Medium gold, low white head. Sweet and grainy with sublte maple, more like a honey lager in character even though this is technically an ale (where are the esters?).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
750ml bottle pours a light golden orange color with a big white fizzy head that settles almost immediately and leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is maple syrup with some hints of caramel and yeast. Taste is a maple syrup sweetness with a dry yeasty quality and not much else going on. A disappointing brew overall. Not getting anything from the description.

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