kramer (3876) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a minimal fizzy off-white head that fell quickly to a thin film. The nose is on the sweeter side, some light brown sugar, toasted malt, a little huskiness, and some maple sugar. The flavor is pretty similar, a little sweeter than I card for because of the maple sugar notes. Toasted and slightly nutty malt with a touch of lightly roasted coffee on the finish. Lighter bodied with light fizzy carbonation. Lingering sweet finish. Not the best or most exciting brown ale, but then again, there arenít many of those out there.
Smoothsippin (19) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Slightly sweet on the nose, but didnít really catch the maple. Hint of maple into the mouth with a subtle sweetness. Very smooth through the swallow without much bitterness. Good session beer. Overall, I really liked it and would have again.
pharmassist (5) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours dark brown with a very thin head. Smells of sweet maple syrup are all I can detect. Flavor is very plain. Not much of a brown ale, and not much of anything else yet it goes down smooth. This brew is really hard to describe yet there isnít anything memorable about it. Slight hints of maple and caramel are present. A beer that most could drink without problem but people looking for more complex flavors should look elsewhere.
Strangebrewer (632) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear brown with a thin off-white head. Malty, brown sugar aroma. Light mouthfeel, smooth carbonation, slightly tart finish. Medium sweet caramel malt flavour, nutty note. A nice session brew.
crazyvin (1692) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer seemed to have an identity crisis. Itís called a nut brown ale, but leans closer to an amber ale. Body was mostly a dark amber-red hue with a tan head that had mild retention. Aroma was mostly caramel malts but there was some roasted malts to it. A good hint of sweetness from the maple syrup. Flavor was nice and balanced, some nice malts and a nice sweetness from the maple syrup. There was no real hop note to it, which was disappointing because it seemed to be a two-dimensional beer. Finish was smooth and it was easy to drink.
cthomas2390 (115) - Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear brown. Tight, lacing, off-white head. Nutty caramel with a bit of hop background in the aroma. Sweet maple and caramel flavors are gently toned down by moderate hops. Healthy body with soft carbonation. Nice residual sweetness lingers.
jflopsu (92) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear orange with a slight tan head. A nice strong maple syrup aroma. Taste is also maple syrup but somewhat strange for a beer. A malt finish.
Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted nutty malt and coffee. Taste is roasted nutty malt, slight coffee, and is slightly bitter and astringent.
N3lson1 (32) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious beer. Nice flavor of maple but not overpowering. The slight maple flavor has a nice sweetness to it.
novels (341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A maple sweetness compliments this brew, but takes over a little too much. Iím a big fan of brown ales but this didnít really do it for me. One note, a little flatter than I prefer. Skip it.