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Rock Art Vermont Maple Wheat Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each season we brew this wheat ale with real Vermont maple syrup. The ale is light golden color just like real maple syrup. This has a light maple flavor with a mildly sweet body. Pale, wheat and carapils malts are used with Tettnanger and Cascade hops and pure Vermont Maple Syrup.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle had solo on 4.10.14. Looks identical to maple syrup, honestly. Totally clear. Smells great - loads of maple. Unfortunately, the flavor is too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Tap, at the brewery. Chalkboard states 5.5%. Pale, hazy gold. Thin, white head. Sweet, and wheaty. Smells like Weetabix ladled in syrup. Not much in the way of relief from the sweetness. Taste is more of the same. Palate is a bit gluey. Some bitterness on the finish, but overall it’s too sweet for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (32165) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of maple syrup, malt, spices, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, maple syrup, wheat, caramel, and spices, leading to a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bomber. Nose dark and syrupy, spicy forest hops with red malt, though the pour is a deep golden that only edges over into amber. Fizzes itself out, though, no head but consistent firm carbonation. There’s a really nice subtle berry character in the nose, as well, with wheat, slight alcohol, wood. Taste is dry and spicy, light bitterness with soothing wheat and bread that last all the way through. Getting some great secondary flavors from the syrup addition, though it does make the modest alcohol run a bit hot. Hops are earthy-spicy rather than citric and complement the mild wood well, sticky medium body a bit hard and unwelcoming. An interesting thing to try once, and I really don’t dislike it at all, but I think I’d prefer it mixed with another liquid.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (2318) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Joe’s. Cloudy caramel color no head. Mild banana clove aroma with strong maple syrup aroma as it warms. Sweet maple syrup and ripe peach fruity sweetness with assertive minerally bitterness. Medium light body. Low carb. Very hard water or something. Okay nice attempt but not good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesewelch (241) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2015
22oz bottle, bonus beer at BJCP study group, 4 oz pour into tasting glass

Aroma: sweet, slightly caramel, with some maple

Appearance: amber with slight haze, off white minimal head

Flavor: very sweet, slight bitterness, finish has a bite, not a lot of wheat, the sweetness or maple overpowers the rest of the malts, a strange taste which doesn’t taste like maple but something else persists which I can’t figure out

Mouthfeel: creaminess, medium body

Overall: Easy drinking, not a bad beer. I’d rather have a tad more wheat and a little less maple, but overall it’s drinkable, albeit a bit sweet. Something more for a dessert beer than a dinner beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (433) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
A good wheat with a hint of maple syrup. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of banana esters, candy sugariness and creamy wheat. Malty and creamy wheat on the tongue first, then some caramel before a semi-dry maple finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Too thin for a maple beer for me. Copper pour. Syrup and caramel in nose. Wheat comes through in taste. Watery though and too sweet to me. The maple doesn't blend. Interesting idea but not there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1014) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy pale-amber with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Not much lacing. Nose is malt and maple. Taste is sugary sweet. Fairly thin, vigorous carbonation. Decent ale. I like it, but not a go to brew.


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