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RATINGS: 634   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


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Dark reddish brown color, slight carbonation, no head. Flavor of sweet and slightly roasted malts, caramel, nuts, and maple. Kinda syrupy. Flavor was good but needed to be more pronounced. Also needs more lively carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Nice dark brown in color, with a very small head; some lacing. Sweet roasted scent, nothing new here, but it's pleasant. A bit on the sweet side in the taste, I suppose that's the maple coming in. I'm used to nut brown ales a bit more bitter. This beer's drinkable, but it's too sweet for me to consume on a regular basis. Thankfully, I got the sampler pack from Tommyknocker, so I only have one more of these.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Disappointment. Nice dark brown body with foamy tan head. Not a bit of maple, however, in the aroma or flavor. Not a bad drink but not a good one either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Aroma is sweet and somewhat reminds me of maple candies, fittingly enough. Color is almost black, but reddish, with no head to it. Mouthfeel is somewhat gritty, but has a pleasing maple feel to it. Good aftertaste to it as well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2004
deep reddish/amber color, again, no head. aroma is pretty roasty, and slightly nutty. flavor is toasted malts and i dont pick up any of the maple syrup, but their the finish and aftertaste are fairly nutty..not all that bad considering the other two beers from tommyknocker i just tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
A pleasantly hopped, well balanced brown ale that finishes with hint of Maple. Too much Maple would ruin this beer, but it is just right and the hops are too. Worth trying.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2004
The start is sweet with a sugary maple overtone that the label describes. However, it is only a flash of sustaining flavor. The balance finishes light and the flavor dissapates almost inststantly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2003
decent ale with maple hints and vanilla carmel complex, i liked this one, but i wouldnt probably try it again

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark brown, a bit of junk floating around, quickly fading head. Smelled like tree bark. Somewhat thin initially, abruptly turned scorchingly sour from an unbalance amount of roasted flavors. Some faint maple sweetness came at the very end, along with some more woody flavors. The sweetness came way too little too late to save this wretched beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1343) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2003
The Maple Nut Brown poured a dark brown with red highlights. It had a smallish head with tiny bubbles that quickly dissipated to a thin film. It had a subtle malty, nutty nose with some maple thrown in. It has a nice full bodied malty, maple taste...maybe a tad too sweet though. This is a very drinkable beer that I like to order all the time.


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