BrettTaylor (630) - 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 didnít get a lot of the maple in the aroma or the taste, but this beer is quite tasty and drinkable.
Maverick34 (2506) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. deep brown pour light head. Pumpkin cinnamon spicel and brown sugar. Malty finish. Pretty nice beer.
ronaldtheriot (1463) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Captain Pumpkinís Maple Mistress has a thin, cream-colored head, a semi-clear, orange appearance, lots of tan sediment chunks all about, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of a spiced broom and sugary syrup. Taste is of a strongly-, but not overly-, spiced pumpkin pie, with some maple sweetness. No alcohol shows itself. Mouthfeel is medium, and Captain Pumpkinís Maple Mistress finishes sweet, wet, and enjoyable. RJT
demannu (139) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was my favorite pumpkin beer of 2014. Everything I want from a pumpkin beer plus a little something extra (maple). I want a pumpkin beer to transport me to a Thanksgiving meal and itís time for dessert. The Maple Mistress does just that. Great pumpkin flavor which is heighten by the addition of butternut squash and spices which absolutely make you think pumpkin pie. Add some additional sweetness from another classic fall flavor with a splash of maple and itís heavenly.
Pumpkin87 (98) - - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a coppery brown, slightly clouded, with a beige one-finger head with moderate retention that leaves slight but attractive lacing.
The nose is a holiday kitchen: pie spices, pumpkin, maple.
Unusually in this era of grandly named beers that do not match their marketing, this is a maple beer with maple taste. Thatís not the only thing thatís going in the glass, as vanilla, allspice and nutmeg join squash that takes on a roasted tone. Itís just a step short of the festive aroma, but still makes for a good taste mix, sweetish, but not cloying.
This is an unexpectedly good fall-winter beer, with genuine pumpkin flavor enhanced by the splash of maple.
raymow (978) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled - this came highly rated from a friend but Iím definitely not a fan. Didnít like anything about it.
mnoud (293) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beergeek23322 (2595) - 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 (4484) - 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 (105) - - 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 (176) - 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.