sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle was 2 months past the clearly labled "drink within 4 months" date. Aroma was a sweet malt, maple. It poured with a thin head that did linger for a while. Color was a dark brown, similar to root beer. Taste was chocolate, maple, malt and a bit nutty. It could use a bit more hoppiness. Nice lace. Good aftertaste - very mellow. A fairly well balanced beer. I have to disagree with the majority of the ratings on this one, but I found it to be very drinkable and I enjoyed very, very much. I will purchase this one again.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. Clear reddish brown color. Thin body. Slightly sweet. Slight Nutty aroma. Maple flavors come thru as it rises to cellar temp
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color with a medium light brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma with ....coffee? Yes I smell coffee. Taste is also like a coffee stout light, I could not taste any maple syrup. In my variety pack their amber tastes like a brown and this brown tastes like a stout. Its not bad I jsut did not care for it.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Odd sweet yet sour taste. Below average.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2/14/03: bottle. nice red- brown colour with some lacing. smells a tiny bit like tin with faint traces of malt. to the taste, pretty sour some sweet malt, and some tin. i really didn’t find much maple syrup. not as watery as many others in their six pack sampler.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, I was expecting the taste of "pure maple syrup" as it says on the label. Some of it showed up, but it was accompanied by that hooligan - Sourness. The only other notable characteristic was the sticky finish at the back. Unimpressive.
Diablokev (142) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm... So far out of the three beers sampled from a sampler 6 pack from this brewery, I can't say that I'm all that impressed. The aroma is light with just the slightest hint of Maple syrup (Remember the name of this beer is MAPLE NUT BROWN). The apperance is a deep ruby/browish color with almost no head, reminds me of a cola. The flavor is light and watery, again just the slightest hint of maple syrup, and again reminds me of a flat cola... The beer is smooth, but overall not that impressive. I think this brewery must be designing their beers for the non traditional beer drinkers. I'm not a big fan yet, however still have three more to go.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very light, very watery, and very low on taste. Incredible sour flavor. One bottle is enough.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Totally offensive at the start, with a sour dumpster-juice aroma and odd garbage flavor. I tried my hardest to locate any maple, but almost gagged with a huge mouthfull. It seemed to relax and resemble a bad beer as it warmed up. Eww and yucky all at once.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I think I got an old one, this did not taste anything like what I was expecting. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige and quickly dissipating head. Next to no lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor was just way too sour, with a touch of sweetness that could have been caramel and could have been malt. Hard to tell though as the sourness dominated. Finish was kind of flat. I'll have to try this one again some time, it just seemed off.