Brewed by Trafalgar Ales and Meads
Style: Dunkler Bock
Oakville, Canada


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Made with real Ontario Maple Syrup

thebhoy's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 9, 2013
Unlike the Lake of Bays Maple beer I recently rated, this one feels out of sorts. Itís as if when they finished the beer they poured a little bit of maple syrup in the bottle before putting a cap on it. The result is a poorly balanced beer that, while not terrible, does not have much going for it either. The flavour profile of a bock is present, but fairly thin and unspectacular. Looks nice, though, as others have mentioned, the head gets a little out of control, it is a bit too carbonated. Not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ikerr (5) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Looked good, smelled fantastic, unfortunately the flavour left a lot to be desired. Overall a disappointment

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Grabbed this to prove that a Maple Beer could be good after the bacon doughnut thing from Rogue. Wow it pours like flat Coke. Kind of looks like a flat coke. The most headless beer Iíve seen. Smells like a nice rich malty beer with a hint of maple. Tastes like someone poured maple in my watery over malty beer. Okay this still isnít very good, but I like it more than the Rogue VooDoo. Smokey and malty with some sweetness that is just out of place. I would love to try this beer before they added the Pure Ontario Maple Syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
650 mL Bottle. Deep brown-ruby body with a wispy, fast dissipating head. Aroma of sweet and dark malts, crystal malt, a coffee and pastries shop, a note of brown sugar, and a hint of maple glazed donut. Maple syrup with a woody note comes through along sides the sweet and dark malts, but this one is very sweet for my liking even though the sweetness is offset by a nutty walnut and pecan accent. I could almost pour it on my pancakes. Maple syrup does linger in the finish and aftertaste. I was in a "tug-of-war" to finish this one but my conclusion is this is definitely too sweet for my liking so points have been lost in this example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (618) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
2013/02/02 - Pours a clear, dark brown/red with a large off white head that leaves a lacing. Aroma is coffee, toffee, fudge and maple. Taste is similar to nose with toasted malts. Starts sweet and finishes somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is disappointingly then. Good beer. I would prefer if it were thicker/creamier and more stout-like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 650ml bottle. Read through many of the reviews here... Canít say I agreed with anyone. I dunno, my bottle says best before Sep 2012 and itís mid August so perhaps its a vastly different beer this far along in its cycle. Anyways, pours with an explosive head (yeah it was messy). After 10 minutes sitting, thereís still a 4" sudsy head. Aroma is very maple syrupy! Maybe some candy and alcohol in there too. Taste, however, is definitely not overpowering or cloyingly sweet like I expected. Sure, I taste maple and some sweet toffee overtones with toasty maltiness... But I have no maple aftertaste. Actually thereís a chalky mouthfeel and bile aftertaste that ruins this one. Like I say, maybe this ones too old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Copper brown with red-orange highlights and a gold-tinted head that retains as a 3mm layer. Aroma is sweet, maple fudge, light Kahlua. Nice flavour of burnt sugar, maple syrup, sponge toffee, darker malts. All the elements that I like in a doppelbock are here, but unfortunately the body is glaringly thin and a little over carbonated. Loved the flavour profile though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, maple syrup, moderate chocolate - nutty, light to moderate roasted - coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, maple syrup, maple, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120529]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Airlifted 2000km north from Ottawa just so I could try it.... now, not that thereís any pressure Mr. Trafalgar Ales, but I hope you understand what lengths some Canadians go to try your brews! Poured cold at 6.3 celcius, it has almost no head and a brownish-amber body with little carbonation. The aroma is distinctly maple syrup, which is good, but there is nothing else there, which isnít good. The flavour is a good mix between a stout and maple flavourings however - with a decent dry finish and okay mouthfeel. Itís one of those beers that, in my opinion, ainít pretty but is worth a drink or three.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of maple, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of maple sirup, leading to a dry finish.

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