JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mid to dark amber with light notes of grain and maple. The maple shows more precision. It finishes with lingering grains and maple sweetness.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and hoppy but has no maple. The appearance is amber with a smaller head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice beer but it’s basically maple free.
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is hardly any maple in this beer, but the rest of the beer is very good for what it is. has a nice caramel presence with a touch of hops that are not essential but offer a great drinkable beer for the serious beer lover.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is lightly hazy and golden amber in color. One finger of off white head. Nose is super musty and....musty. Can’t really describe it. A light toasty/nutty sweetness. Dry and kind of papery.
Cybercat (4083) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle malty aroma has fruity and maple syrup hints. It pours a clear, dark coppery brown with a rather thick, pale yellow-tan head. Flavor is better than what the not-so-hot aroma promised: malty with a strong maple syrup tone and hints of caramel and pear. Smooth texture has average body but good fizz and leaves a maple-ish finish.
Rustyham (1804) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color of pee, pee smell with some sugar added (unhealthy pee). Flavor is very pale and faint, watery mouthfeel with a tiny essence of some maple somewhere in the back. the flavor comes on quite slowly, and the Maple mostly needs to be imagined.
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber, beige head.
Quite fruity aroma, caramel, maple syrup, faintly hoppy.
Off-dry, medium body aND bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity taste, slightly acidic, caramel, spicy, maple syrup.
rocbyter (1957) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moderate malt aroma with light fake maple hints. Cloudy brown color with a medium white head. Dry malt flavor throughout with a very light maple finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Maple Collaboration
Date: January 17, 2012
Source: Ale Yeah!
Appearance: clear amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and maple aroma, light nutty character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel and maple flavor, buttery, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
maximum12 (24) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah’m a sucker for maple syrup, molasses, or anything related, so seeing this on the shelf was waving a red flag at me. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.
First, my own prejudice, but I expect maple beers to be dark; weird. Pours a very light amber. Smell is terrifically sweet, with a five o’clock shadow of maple & malts. Almost a cedar-like tint, too.
The Maple Collaboration is less maple than mint. Very minty. I can feel my teeth glinting. Heavy dose of Cheerios, grainy, cereal, husk included. Oaty. This is like a horse’s feed bag. Cut rate sweetness that might be maple, might be malts, disappointed there’s not more molasses. Late, tongue-tingling bite in the hops. Slow & low.
Not bad, but I feel victimized by false advertising, the maple syrup is the pale ghost of a possibility. Decent enough.