hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler… Lightly hazy burnt orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. I can’t quite figure out the nose, but it seems metallic and just a tad acetic. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. The sweet maple syrup flavor also offers mild tartness. Sweet, lightly tangy, bone-dry finish. Odd bird, this one.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, courtesy SoLan. Pours a clear, dark, coppery red color with a small head of khaki foam. Settling quickly to a thin film, the head leaves minimal, obtuse spots of lacing behind. The nose is downright strange, showing a malt base of sticky white rice, cotton candy, milk sugar, and maple, with a doughy, dusty yeast profile. Hop character is pretty much non-existant, and the whole package smells unlike any brew I’ve ever encountered. Flavors again show odd caramel and condensed milk notes, with white rice sugars and a powdery, chalky, dough yeast finish. Bitterness is very low, coming across ever so slightly floral, with wisps of dry grass. The medium-full body is sweet, sugary, and sticky. Overall, this stuff is downright weird, and it just doesn’t suit me very well.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with off white, syrup and nutty/roasted malt come through on the nose and taste is a sweet mix of the syrup, spice taste from the wild rice and a nice roasted finish. Very interesting beer, and delicious!
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler solan: pours good dark ice tea brown with a small off white head. Aroma is good and earthy nice fresh hops some maple and a good malty presence. Flavor is good a liitle hops and some of the maple comes through too. Not a ton of flavors but what is there is pleasant. Nice rich malt came out as it warms.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Ty. Clear amber/brown, off white carbonation. Yeast forward aroma- airy and dusty. Mostly maple in the flavor. Strange brew. Sweet maple brew that’s not cloying. Toasty and nutty. Medium body, smooth. Easy to drink. Interesting, unique brew, cool to try.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint a dark red brown with short lived head. Aroma of malts and maple. The flavor is most sweet - maple... The palate is almost syrup like. Meh...
undsioux7 (858) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a taste from the grimreeser. Another nice offering, but not something that would have me coming back for more.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown colour with a bit of a head. Wisps of maple in the aroma. Light on the palate but very flavourful. The rice isn’t evident but the maple sure is. Very drinkable and again full of nice flavours.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Aroma is on the tame side, can smell the syrup and wild rice. Nicely balanced flavor. Not as daring as I thought it would be, but solid.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Very light aroma with the maple syrup highlighted. Pours mostly amber with some brown highlights. Thin flavor of rice and maple. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.