BrettTaylor (544) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a nice gold-orange color with a creamy 1 finger white head. Aroma is a mix of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove) along with sweetness from the butternut squash and the malt. Taste is fairly well-balanced with a mix of the spices and the sweetness. I really didn’t get a lot of the maple in the aroma or the taste, but this beer is quite tasty and drinkable.
mnoud (286) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014.12.13 - Saucony Maple Mistress - on tap at Always Rons.
Pretty tasty. It's part pumpkin pie beer, but the maple definitely gives it some different angle. Tasty beer in its own right regardless of being a pumpkin beer.
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Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/26/2014. On tap. Copper color with a tan head. Aromas of maple syrup, pumpkin, allspice and malt. Sweet flavors with pumpkin leading the way. Very tasty.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Nice spice, vanilla, maple aromas. Light spice, maple, vanilla, and pumpkin flavors, not overly sweet or dry.
klk343 (78) - - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange in color with a thin head. Very easy to drink. Super smooth with low carbonation. Light but with a rich favor. Nutmeg, maple, squash a little bit. Very balanced flavors. Not overwhelming in flavor.
c_lee_burton (118) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a amber brown with a nice khaki head. Smells of spices and sweet tea. Lots of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, tea leaves, allspice. Some pumpkin flavor and a little maple syrup sweetness on the front end followed by the spices. Tasty brew for the Fall.
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer deep orange-reddish rusty color with a one finger fizzy cream colored head. The head fades almost instantly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a pumpkin pie spice with tons of cinnamon, a mound of nutmeg and some clove. Along with these aromas comes a big level of sweeter caramel and brown sugar as well as would be expected for a brew with maple syrup added a big sweet maple syrup smell. Along with the sweet and spice, comes the aromas of pumpkin and squash that have been nicely roasted. Overall the aroma is quite pumpkin pie like in nature and quite delicious.
Taste – The taste begins with a massive hit of maple syrup and brown sugar with a good base of a bready malt taste mixed with a good showing of a pumpkin like flavor. The maple syrup, while strong upfront, gets even stronger as the flavors advances, with the squash initially gaining a roastiness more toward the middle of the taste. Along this time, the spices, of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, which were lighter upfront, really gain intensity to the end. While the squash flavors grow slightly more roasty toward the middle, they lose the roasted flavor, and with the increase in the sweet and the spice, end up leaving a maple syrup flavored pumpkin pie taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the big maple and sugary sweet pumpkin pie flavors of the brew the feel is very nice, with the creamy texture of the brew complementing nicely the dessert characteristics of the beer.
Overall – A rather nice and sweet thick and tasty pumpkin pie flavored brew with a huge maple syrup presence. While at 9.5% abv., the alcohol is barely detectable and makes for a fantastic sipping dessert brew. Definitely one to try if you get the chance.
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper orange with a medium off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, maple syrup and nutmeg. Flavor was sweet with maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar, and had some notes of squash.
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exactly as stated. Like IHOP and a Starbucks pumpkin latte had sex in a alcohol condom. Syrupy and pumpkin with imperial bite that is just right. Almost too sweet but it is to be expected as this is what they are going for
hfmejias (824) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, in a dark shade of copper, small head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and malts. Taste is sweet, maybe too sweet; pumpkin, spices, caramel and lots of booze. Interesting but again a bit too sweet for me.
John25 (694) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber/dark copper with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is spiced pumpkin and brown sugar. The taste adds heavy maple syrup, sweet malts, and warming booze. Low carb and rich with lingering boozey notes. Impressive brew overall but, a bit too syrupy and rich. This is a big 9.5% fall beer that seems to be exactly what it was supposed to be, but you have to be in the mood for it.