SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a amber color with copper highlited and a small white head. Nose is sweet and mapley. Palate is medium with a decent bite followed by a sticky malt touch. Flavors of grassy hops with sticky sap notes and a rich burnt maple flavor.
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malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jamesewelch (192) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
anthony850 (356) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good wheat with a hint of maple syrup.
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JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
puboflyons (2489) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the 650 ml. bottle with February notched out of the label. A slightly cloudy amber-red pour with a modest cream colored head sticking around up top. Aroma of caramel malts, maple syrup, and wheat in that order. Light to medium body. The maple flavor kicks in more so in the taste followed by the caramel malts and wheat and it ends slightly dry and earthy.
jsmerig (1336) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with the aroma of maple. Taste is wheat dry, maple and vanilla. Well balanced.
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a red/amber colored clear body with a two finger white foamy head that rapidly dissipates and leaves a tad of lacing in its wake.
The smell had a maple aroma up front but not overbearing just combined nicely with some light malt and wheat, slight apples very faint.
The taste was mainly sweet with the previously mentioned flavors, maple becomes predominant and lingers into aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium, sessionable, adequate carbonation.
Overall, wow, what a nice brew, unsure if its truly an APA, but hey I’d have this one again.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5274-20130427] Tap. Rich maple walnut aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Maple-infused grainy malt flavour has a touch of something nutty in the background. Medium body. Really interesting but a bit too much maple. (7+/3/7-/3/12) 3.2
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