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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - FEB 15, 2013
Draught at Bar Hop. Clear gold with a lasting two finger fluffy white head. Sweet aroma, candy ish; taste is surprisingly and a bit unpleasantly boozy, but other than that this is sweet, lightly grainy and drinkable. Light body, mild carbonation and quick-finishing - a little harsh in the booziness, not much maple.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OntBeerDrinker (387) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Not much head and it fADES fast. little small carbination bubbles and not many. Light-medium sweetness with a nice maple taste, then a basic ale with a yummy belgian yest taste. Medium bodied. Nice 7%. Nce beer for the warmer weather cheer’s.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eructoblaster (2850) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle - 750ml. Limpid golden body with average carbonation and a thin, fading white bubbly head. Malty aroma with bubble gum and some subtle maple hints. Its slightly misbalanced taste carries woody, maple, and some rotten herbs notes. Ends with a short, oversweetened finish. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (100) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Scent of maple, cinnamon, and yeast. Clear golden colour. Strong flavour of maple, spices, and hops. Subtle sweetness with bitter presence. Quite a tasty brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Councillor (2) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Unlike other Maple seasonals the Lake of Bays brew gives lovely aromas of Belgian yeast and the correct amount of maple. It isn’t an overpowering or over sugary concoction. The only problem is it makes you lust for bacon, pancakes and sausages as food pairings.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinsenn (975) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap. Clear amber with foamy head. Aroma pancake and maple syrup. Sweet banana wheat maple taste. Belgian spice in there too. Had this with brunch, and it is a perfect breakfast/brunch beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
750ml bottle, golden color, with a small white head, with a smelly pop corn, faint sulfuric corny, awful wet wheay, pale, toasted malt, burnt maple syrup nose, with a faint vanilla, buttery, french toast accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, burnt metallic, harsh maple syrup, spicy vanilla, wet wheat, toasted, pale, smoky malt, nutty, milkyish sourness character, leading towards sweet corny, burnt maple syrup, wheaty maltiness finish. Something went wrong with this beer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Cloudy, darker yellow colour. The aroma is a bad mix of esters and smoked maple. Not pleasing.It almost has this milk and sugar aroma that is not nice. On the palate it is much better. there is a certain bitterness in this medium bodied brew that makes it more drying than i expected from the aroma. Overall however, not gonna be buying this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
[bottle--thanks, Katey!] Sweet pineapple and maple aroma with some faint caramel and a slight, lagery sulfur note. Clear gold under a white ring. Sweet maple flavour with some peppery phenolics and then some tangerine. Ethanol sweetness in counterpoint to tropical fruit accents are not balanced by the very low bitterness. Candy notes together with more maple as the beer warms. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5173-20130328] 750mL bottle. Maple fruity candy aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet maple cookie and tart grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Fair. (5/3/4/3/10) 2.5
(c/o GregClow)
Overheard: "Like you ate too many pancakes and threw up."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HipHopOpotamus (210) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 I didn’t think it was that bad. I enjoyed it enough only down side is that it was over priced in Ontario available at LCBO. Muskoka Oddity Belgian style beer was on shelves at LCBO at the same time for about the same price, it is more worth your money.


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