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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A delicate amount of Maple syrup is added to each barrel of our award winning Maple Nut Brown Ale to impart roasted sweetness. This addition balances the nut flavor produced by Munich caramel and chocolate malts used in the brewhouse, producing a drinkable dark amber ale with a relatively low alcohol content. 2000 World Beer Cup Gold Medal & 1996 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1801) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
(from Sept. 2011 notes) 12 oz bottle dated April 2011 served in a pint glass. Pours a murky mahogany (aka Grade B maple syrup) with a small and irregular tan head. Leaves decent lacing on the glass. A very small amount of sediment on the bottom of the bottle (added). Aroma is hard to de-construct, but features roasted grains, some spiciness (hops?) and something sweet and attractive (but not clearly identifiable as maple). ... Aroma (and taste) improve with some warming, and the maple syrup then appears in the nose as well as the flavor. Taste - A good roasted (mostly chocolate) malt flavor; a bit of the maple actually comes through in the flavor: very nice if rather faint. Has a fine finish and aftertaste. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but Iím more than willing to have that to get the maple flavor component; still, the sweetness keeps my rating here from going higher. M - near medium body: a tad too thin; carbonation is light-medium; near creamy, yet with a slightly dry finish. O - Iíve had this before but this bottle seems MUCH better than I remember. This is certainly an above average beer from Tommyknocker. Easy recommendation for people like me who love both beer and maple syrup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
You would expect a flavor explosion, but this is anything but. The nuttiness is barely discernible and the maple is only a hint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark brown, nice creamy head. Nose of milk chocolate, walnuts, and coffee. Has a great malty flavor, chocolate, sweet maple, and light body. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1032) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2013
The aroma is reminiscent of nutty and toasted malts, vanilla, and maple, and the appearance is a clear brown color with an off-white head that fades from a small size to a mere ring. The taste is mildly sweet and a touch umami, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Deep reddish copper brown in color with a little off white head. Caramel malty aroma. Toasty biscuity notes. Light hoppy dark caramel flavor. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Nice tasting beer. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from TWM Sterling - Well I liked this one better than the imperial version, but thatís not saying much. Itís average, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2013
12 oz bottle. Amber-brown with ruby hues and clear with an off-white head that lasts and laces the glass. Pretty mild aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, brown sugar and sweet bready malts. Similar flavor. Light thin body with a soft feel and a touch of maple syrup in the finish. Decent, pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toast, maple syrup and caramel. Taste is sweet throughout. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
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.

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