jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Farmhouse. Sweet aroma. Poured clear amber color with off white head. Sweet taste with hints of maple, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. Very light bodied, almost watery feel. Overall, it’s something I’ve been wanting to taste for a while and while it’s an okay maple beer, there’s nothing interesting about it.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Recent bottle. Amber body, plenty of white head & lace. Malty, maple-y, not as complex as when I had it on draft a few weeks ago. Mild sweetness lingers after I swallow; some booziness too. Decent, not great.
burg326 (5264) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Gillard, pours an orange amber color, aromas of maple syrup, brown sugar, and light pine. Flavors are all maple syrup sweetness, and boze. Light spice in the aftertaste, interesting beer, thanks for the share Ryan.
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is really strange. Its quite boozy with spicyness that reminds me of spruce? and rye. Not that sweet but very odd. Kind of like a high Abv spiced brown ale i guess. weird.
AdamChandler (4459) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up at the latest Farmers Market. I believe $8 a bottle. Enjoyed in a Hill Farmstead glass at cellar temp (60F)
A - Minimal head, dark amber brown.
S - Maple sweetness, some spiciness, brown sugar and lemons.
T - Taste is very sweet up front and at the finish. Middle is ground pepper and carrots. The lingering is very dry and very astringent.
M - Medium body and carbonation.
O - I thought this beer would be a little sweeter, maybe less boozy. It’s not that great but still drinkable.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at prohibition pig, sweet cider bomb, maple flavors, very thick and rich
Huhzubendah (3401) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Orange in color and slightly hazy with about a half inch of white head that leaves a thin sheet of lacing behind.
S: Malt, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar.
T: I estimate that this beer tastes exactly as intended. Of course this beer was brewed in Vermont,home of the best maple syrup in the nation. The beer is sweet, with flavors of maple syrup, molasses, and brown sugar.
M: Very sweet, with a medium body and moderately low carbonation.
D: An interesting idea and well done, but still not very drinkable. Enjoyable in very small quantities. I’m glad I got to try this unique brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: January 02, 2011
Source: Tasting, Dan NYE
Appearance: cloudy amber, frothy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma with a hint of maple
Flavor: lightly sweet maple flavor, earthyness keeps the sweetness in check and lets the maple flavor come through
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
pineypower (3026) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to InspectorBob for sharing this at the SJ BA gathering...Pours out a moderate amber color with no head. Aroma is of sweet malts, maple syrup and light alcohol. Taste is sweet sugary syrup, light caramel, some lingering fruit, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol on the finish. Rather solid.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 186, bottle number 122 thanks to womencantsail. Pours with an amber hued body with a small white head. Aromas of maple, wet dog, damp, slightly stale grain, musty, light melanoidins and some esters. Flavors are bitter, grainy, fruit. Esters and maple. Medium to sweet finish. Average carbonation. Dry.