Cybercat (2947) - 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 (1707) - 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 (1912) - 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 (1854) - 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 (10886) - 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 (22) - 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.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely, clear orange-amber with a modest sized but very durable tan head. Plenty of caramel malt with a hint of spicy hops. Real Vermont maple syrup is detectable in both the nose and the taste. It is slightly sweet, but has an excellent sweet/bitter/sour balance. Creamy smooth, but with enough carbonation to give it an excellent bit of liveliness too. Delicious, despite a very slight off- or sour-note in the nose and palate.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bomber. clear amber ale. aroma is heavy on the cereal malt. smells like hot oatmeal with maple sugar sprinkled in. Lots of complex malt and grain n taste and aroma. The maple syrup is very mild and may add to the sweetness. would taste better if drank in a VT pub
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear honeyed amber with a short, dense khaki head. The aroma was very, very sweet with maple, vanilla, and nutty notes.. made me think I was gonna get the diabeetus. The flavor found sweet maple, vanilla, and nutty notes again at the core.. lightly-toasted oats too.. lots of lingering maple on the finish. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. nice and toasty.. this was aiight.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold foil-wrapped bomber with a twist-off cap (WTF?). Pours clear, dark copper and orange, with a small creamy beige head. Aromas of sugary maple candy, Vermont maple syrup, and cereal. The flavor is weak malt, bread, and mild maple candy in the finish, with some cocoa as well. A little thin. Weak.