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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Peak Maple Collaboration is a truly local project. It’s a new twist on our previously brewed Maple Oat Ale. We worked with local farmers and small businesses to craft this beer with Maine-grown organic oats from GrandyOats and Vermont-produced organic maple syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms. The Maple Collaboration is a copper-colored brew with a dynamic mouth feel from the organic oats and a subtle richness in the finish from the organic maple syrup. The beer is in support of Chefs Collaborative, the nation’s leading environmentally conscious culinary organization.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3375) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1728) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
650ml bottle. 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. (2012-03-05)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Maple Collaboration
Date: January 17, 2012
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maximum12 (24) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1954) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2012
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
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.


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