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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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

KajII's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark amber brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that steadily diminished down to a thin film and large collar, which produced good sticky lacing. The aroma was kind of faint of a toasted chocolate malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel and maple syrup. The taste was lightly sweet and a little malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of chocolate early on, finishing mildly roasty with a slightly pronounced maple syrup presence towards the end. The flavor was short lived with the sweet roastiness fading quickly from the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body and watery in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall I found this brew to be a bit light for a Brown Ale, although it did posses a good roasty taste and smooth drinkability, which makes it a perfect candidate for a session beerÖ

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (6417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 Draught @ tommyknocker. Poured brown color with a thin white head. Aroma has caramel, boozy notes, hops. Maple suryp comes through in the finish at least. Feels quite thin overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
On tap in Helsinki (Tommyknocker). Medium brown color, small white head with some lacing. Medium body and medium carbonation. Nut flavor, some chocolate malts too. Okay, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Tap at Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some nuts and malts. Very easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Pours a dirty mahogany with poor, uneven head that has little retention. Aroma is okay with some nice notes of burnt caramel, malty almost cola notes and a hint of maple nuttiness. Mouthfeel and flavor are pretty poor. Thin and watery with only the bit of sweetness from maple syrup saving the flavor. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerhotline (1) - - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
A malty aroma with burnt caramel notes, and a toasty nose. It pours a little hazy, and has the appearance of flat root beer. It starts out sweet, and finishes with a bitter, burnt note. Light body, with a thin texture, slightly fizzy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Just numeral ratings due to social interaction. Yes, there is still some. Even though smart phones exist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4700) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like nutty malt, sweet maple, syrup, and corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, sweet syrup, and maple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown with small beige foamy head, malt aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet caramel taste with nut flavor, thin body, abrupt finish. Quite watery but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_rookie (403) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a dark bronze color. Poured aggressively and still no head. Itís very clear.

Smells great. Nice nutty aroma. I smell some chocolate, I smell coffee. I smell nuts. I smell sweetness. Is it maple, I dunno....I also smell some roasted malt.

Taste is somewhat of a let down. I taste all of the above mentioned stuff, but itís so watery, so thin, itís disappointing. Itís sweet. It tastes a little nutty. This is a little under performing however.

Mouthfeel is very watery. Extremely watery. Itís not at all what I expect a brown ale to be. The mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. Itís so thin and light, itís really not even desirable. Itís barely drinkable.

Overall, ití a huge let down. Think of this as a brown ale light. While the nuts and the malts are tasty, the body of the beer is so thin, itís makes the beer bad. I would not recommend this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10399) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Draught at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland. Reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Roasted malt, nuts, sweetness, nougat and dryness in the aroma. The flavour is dry nuts, nougat, chestnut, malt and some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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