thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Winking Judge. Considering my previous experiences with Lake of Baysí beers, I was not expecting all that much from this. I was proved wrong. This is only my second maple beer (the first of which I canít remember, other than it was awful swill with the sort of fake sweetness you get from a poor blended scotch) and all of my pre-conceptions were laid to waste. Well a wonderfully balanced and flavourful Belgian blond ale. The Maple is not just a minor addition to the typical Belgian blond flavours, it is very much mixed in there with them, giving it a unique and wonderful complexity that I wasnít expecting. The aroma was also quite pleasant, with the mixing of yeast, citrus hops, and, of course, maple. Palate was somewhat thinner than the hazy golden orange appearance suggested. Overall a very nice beer worth looking for again.
BigBeer45 (1282) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from a 750ml bottle,
this beer had a light yellow gold pour and gave a very small hardly a cover of white bubbles, it receded quickly to a very thin ring with a few bubbles floating on top, this beer had a poor presentation for a belgian beer or any beer,
the nose was maple syrup with light malt notes, some fruit in the background, syrup and brown sugar like sweetness,
the maple syrup over shadowed the rest of the aromas in this beer and was too much for the nose,
the flavors were maple syrup with light malt that was hardly noticeable,
the mouth feel was light to medium, it had soft to average carbonation,
I thought the maple syrup did not sit right on the nose or the palate and the maple syrup did not mix well in the flavor, I did not enjoy this drink.
Randy4Beer (271) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly dark gold, with a nice sized white head.
Aromas are of yeast and maple syrup.
Taste wise, this is definitely Belgian Yeast colliding with Canadian Maple Syrup. Strangely enough it produces a flavour exactly like candied caramel popcorn.
Overall, itís an above average brew, but nothing I would drink regularly.
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, ON. 7 % alc. / vol. Pours a dark golden colour with one finger of head which dissipates rapidly. It has a white chocolate and vanilla aroma.
Taste matches aroma w notes of maple syrup which reminds me of the Tim Hortonís glazed maple donut.
Light body with low carbonation.
IPA24 (7) - CANADA - APR 27, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fabulous seasonal beer. Adding Ontario maple syrup to anything is great but this beverage is wonderful. The bottle said something like sweet malt, noble hops, and Belgian yeast. With the maple syrup mixed in it was outstanding.
Strangebrewer (921) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear medium amber with a thin white head. Sweet sugary aroma, light maple hint. Medium body, prickly carbonation with a syrupy mouthfeel. Flavour of caramel malts with a touch of maple, has a grainy quality and a peppery spice finish.
OntBeerDrinker (456) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 cheerís.
Eructoblaster (3144) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
samzim (262) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Councillor (2) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unlike other Maple seasonals the Lake of Bays brew gives lovely aromas of Belgian yeast and the correct amount of maple. It isnít an overpowering or over sugary concoction. The only problem is it makes you lust for bacon, pancakes and sausages as food pairings.
kevinsenn (1181) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.