njager246 (470) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the silver derby. Pretty straight forward aroma. Dark copper. Fairly smooth!!
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber color. Smell is malt and honey.. Taste is malt, honey and a little maple syrup and bitterness on the finish. Medium body and medium carb.
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours an amber color with a medium head. The smell has malts up front followed by some sweetness. Taste has some mild hops up front followed by some wood an spruce. Good finish.
mintzmeet (306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and hard. Alcoholic. light malt, but a lot of hoppy bitterness.thick texture, lightly carbonated. Woodsy honey and smokey maple syrup.
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale poured a medium red colour with a white frothy head. Scents include honey, bananas, bubblegum and a faint hint of maple/caramel. First sip was smooth with a sweet honey,smoke, maple flavour in the forefront. Flavours of hops, caramel and smoke finishing with a light hop bitterness.
chucklemation (669) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This one truly is a train wreck. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet banana and honey. Flavor is a harshly bitter honey and banana. This was just awful. I was very tempted to drain it.
deyholla (7528) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a hazy deep amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a grassiness and a bit of maple. Flavor combines grass and sweet grains with an underlying caramel and maple.
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours cloudy medium dark golden orange with a light beige orange head, some retention and lacing. spicy and sweet fruity malts, bitter herbs and grass, belgian spicy yeastiness, good dose of caramel, some sweetness - woodsy honey, bit of nail polish and perfume. thankfully no articial maple esters. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - fairly oily, semi-sweet, bittering and lightly astringent grassy-woodsy-spicy finish. no flaws are anything but just kind of unblending components, or just bland and blah.
Troupis (92) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hints of maple and honey come out and complemented by the can. Only because he was my childhood idol was I one of the few people who bought Big Hurt Beer but this reminds me of a better crafter version of that beer. Nothing subtle about this amber. It's drinkable but nothing magnificent.
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alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz can shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy amber color with a small offwhite head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, maple syrup, earthy hops, light fruit, grainy malt, grass, light citrus, rubbing alcohol to the finish as it warmed . OK.
b3shine (6213) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz can to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a hazy amberish orange with off-white head. Smells semi-sweet and a little toasty with somewhat of a cheap lager nose to it. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced from diluted maple syrup (at least so it seems). Average (at best) on the palate. Not my thing.