mabel (5308) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5218-20130412] 355mL bottle. Plastic nutty grains aroma. Clear, bright amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grains flavour mixed with sweetly toasted maple wood notes. Medium body. Interesting. (5/3/6/3/12) 2.9
pushkinwow (1804) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Last pour from the 2014 Ottawa Winterbrewed - shouldn’t have let my friend choose the beer but he was nice enough to drive me home...o well. Very light copper with a tan head. Sweet, somewhat cloying maple that reminds me of Aunt Jamima more then anything else, some toffee, brown sugar, lightly smoked malts. Moderate+ carbonation and mild body, sweet, more brown sugar and maple.
solidfunk (2778) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very good. Just a light amber or lager with some maple. Pours amber without much head or lacing. Finishes a little bitter, a little sweet. Nothing special here. Tap at Winterbrewed.
andrewturba (885) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear brown colour with a small creamy tan head that leaves small amounts of lace on the glass. Aroma is smoked malts, maple, some roasted malts and traces of nuts. taste is sweet maple, a good malty presence, smoked malts, light astringent bitterness, and hints of nuttiness. Smells great, good mouthfeel even looks pretty good but i find the taste to be a bit off.
Lubiere (9300) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet maple caramel malt with light spicy notes, dark fruits, smooth coffee. In mouth, dark fruity malt with molasses, maple, nutty notes, not bad.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a medium head and a nice smooth taste, pretty refreshing, nice offering
Mucca (27) - - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly amber in colour with very little head. You can taste the smoke for sure but not much maple.
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bulldogops (1003) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1oz sample. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, medium retention. Aroma is roast malts, light smokeand a hint of maple syrup. Taste is dry, quite malty with a sweet, maple kick into the finish. Mouthfeel is dry, lightly carbonated. Maple beers really aren’t my thing, but this is an ok red ale.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured deep ruby with a beige head. Rich malt aroma. Soft carbonation with a medium creamy texture, finishes acidic. Malt flavour, brown sugar, some earthy wood notes and some pepper. Didn’t really get any maple syrup notes.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle from the mixed-sixer. Clearish brown with a large beige head. The aroma is nice, standard caramalts and whatnot, with a hint of maple. The flavour is where this one really shines with a nice rich malt body, somewhat bready with a small touch of maple in the finish. It’s like they took the base malts for Tankhouse, didn’t add hops and added some maple extract, and I quite enjoy it. I’m not sure where the mediocre ratings are coming from, I guess maybe some people expected way more maple but whatever.