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Pump House Maple Ale
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Brewed by Pump House Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Moncton, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An amber-colored beer with an aroma that is slightly sweet, yet with a hint of Columbus hops in the background. The taste shows off the maple character, as the beer is allowed to age upon an ample quantity of pure maple syrup, sourced from locally tapped sugar maple trees. Previous version was 6% abv.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atheist_Peace (945) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Clear amber/brown pour with a fairly minimal head that has a bit of retention. The nose on this has more brown sugar than maple with some underlying grainy character. The grain stands out more on the palate and then leads into a lightly brown sugar and maple note with a bittersweet finish. Very unremarkable, but at least itís not as sweet as a lot of these maple beers tend to be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Amber pour with a thin head. Strong maple aroma. Very sweet, almost too sickly. Really get the maple from this but you can?t have everything.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
I love maple. Iím the biggest maple fan I know so Iím probably overrating this by a large margin. Itís not over the top maple but itís there and it is nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Location: Draft at a restaurant in Saint John, 7/6/13

Aroma: The nose is malty, with some maple notes, and a bit of hops as well
Appearance: The pour is an amber color, on the darker side, with a tan head to it
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, but it keeps clear of getting past that, and light bitter
Palate: The body is medium, it has a mild stickiness, and solid mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I was expecting an over-the-top sweet beer, but this one turned out to be surprisingly tasty. This exceeded my expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
341 ml bottle from ABNL. Pours a nearly clear orange/amber with small whiteish head. Aroma is maple, caramel, wood and grains. Flavour is moderately sweet maple, toasty caramel, vanillaish wood and bready grains. Soft mouthfeel. Iíve often thought these maple beers are a bit of a gimmick but this strikes a nice balance between actually delivering some maple flavour and being sickly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1126) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
341ml bottle. Pours the colour of light maple syrup, moderate, slightly tan head. Filtered. Aroma is faintly maple with some toffee and bread. Taste is pretty much the same, medium bodied. Overall, this was a solid amber ale with a hint of maple sweetness added. Glad they didnít go overboard and make it sickeningly sweet. Probably the best of the Atlantic Canadian maple beers Iíve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (254) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
Pours a brown amber color with a white lacing head. Aroma of maple and brown sugar with a bit of hops. Mouthfeel is pretty hoppy with some definate sugar sweetness. Finish is also very sweet. Overall pretty decent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2009
Had on tap at the brewpub in Moncton. nose is maple syrup and malts brownish color with some white lacing. flavor is maple but not overpowering maple. some malt some toffee. reading other ratings i am betting they changed the recipe for the better.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
Tap at Vices & Versa. Cloudy brown body with a very small beige head. Some berries in the aroma along with dirty wet cloth, also evoking kitty litter. Taste is certainly not what I expected from a maple beer. A weird mix of brown cake, butterscotch, white grapes (?!?) along some unidentified rotten fruits. As much as I was trying to relate to usual beer flavours I could only come-up with unusual flavours. I even thought the beer was a bit meaty in a sea-fish kind of way. Not as bad as I make it sound to be but not a whole lot better either. Maybe it was a bad keg. The pint I had was about as recommendable as a piranha blowjob.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Brown amber colour with a fully lasting frothy and creamy tan head. Light maple and vanilla aroma with notes of caramel malt and woody and earthy hops. Light touches of smoky maple and vanilla flavours over a toasty and grainy malt base, with a dry woody finish. Medium bodied, creamy but dry mouthfeel. Iíd have pegged the base beer as a lager despite the name. An interesting lager, too, made even better with the maple syrup addition.


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