brewtant (7) - - APR 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with an amber hue, thin off white head that quickly disappears. Medium carbonation.
Aroma is of mostly smoke malt with hints of vanilla, molasses, and dark bread. surprisingly no maple.
Taste is sweet and malty to start with notes of molasses, brown sugar, and a touch of roastiness. In the finish there is just a hint of smoke that helps break the sweetness.
Mouthfeel was a little thin. the finish was quite dry which was nice after finding many maple beers to be quite cloying.
Overall not my favourite beer(maybe my favourite maple beer though) but I wouldn’t object to finishing the other two. I found this to be more of a maple smoked beer than a maple syrup beer which was a nice surprise. Decent spring offering from mill street
RyanE (108) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with tan head. Hint of maple on the nose. Little sweet with somewhat of a crisp hop finish. Easy drinking.
mabel (5364) - 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 (1822) - 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 (2818) - 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 (896) - 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 (9330) - 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 (1023) - 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.