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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
definitly has the flavor of maple syrup. Not to overpowering but it is pretty sturdy. Smooth with a slightly strong aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Pours a medium brown. Araoma is sweet, with maple and chocolate. Taste is kinda funky, a little sweet. Not a lot there.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Enjoy within 4 months of 22-Jul-05, so Iím a few weeks late. I tried twice to rate a healthy bottle of this beer, and now that this second bottle is infected too, I think Iíve put enough effort into this. The nose is only moderately sour and funky, so itís not horrendously bad, but it overwhelms whatever other aromas there might be, and infection is still readily apparent. Sourness has taken over the flavor as well, and though itís not undrinkable, I have no desire to take another sip. Medium bodied and well-carbonated, but how nice can an infected beer feel on the palate? Ruddy brown in color and very hazy, the body is topped by a light tan head that settles to a wide ring. A polka dot pattern of lace decorates the glass. Maybe if I get this as a bonus in the future, Iíll give it a third try, but Iíve given up on actively seeking out a clean bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Bottle. A deep molasses/fudge aroma. Medium dark brown color with small head. Sweet dark maple syrup and light malt flavor. On the light side palatewise. I would like more of a malty beer flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3174) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Pours a medium brown with very low head and relatively low carbonation. The aroma is malty, hazlenut and a bit of maple. The flavor is lightly sweet, but it is too thin to be called malty. Whatís there is good, but there just isnít enough of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Relatively thin, iced tea brown with little head; almost sticky. Smells somewhat weak with a slight chocolate aroma. Moderately mild in flavor, with a chocolate vanilla and subdued maple taste. Slightly bitter finish. Although the flavor is decent, itís a little bland and not particularly well-balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle, best within 4 months of Nov 7 í02. Umm, oops, 3 years late. <P>Looks like a mud puddle. No head. Smells like chocolate and vinegar. Something odd here. <P>Dare I taste? ("dare, dare")... FIrst sip, tastes like (surprise!) mildly sweet maple syrup with a little chocolate malt. No hops or bittering. Hard to get past the muddy water appearance. Pretty flat. What did I expect for an out of date beer from my local storeís $.75 singles bargain bin tho? Heh.

glug glug glug... hear that? Down the drain... icky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 would have liked to see more kick in it. brown sugar, tastes just like a young girl should! rerated 12/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours fizzy mahogany brown with small head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The maple is evident in the flavor, but not as prominent as I would expect. The flavor is actually kind of sour with faint sweetness, some barley, and some yeast. Meh, itís ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
On tap at the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, pours a dark, glazed bronze with a nice head. Tastes of black cherries and light vanilla. Kinda like a maple donut. Not good, not bad. Meh.

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