pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml brown bottle. Poured orange, thin white foam on top. Maple sap aroma, caramels and malt. Caramel sweetness, roasted malt notes. Some nuttiness. faint maple note in the finish.Would have liked a bit less carbonation and more of the maple flavours to come through.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours a darker coloured copper body, with an off-white head that was literally gone in the blink of an eye. Has it gone flat? Aroma is candy, hops, and some malt, but the candy isnít really maple. Taste is sweet candy, malty, earthy a little. Not really getting maple here. Finish is watery, bitter aftertaste. Some carbonation noticable.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish orange body, with suprisingly no head at all! Slight carbonation visible. Aromas are sweet, malty, slight hops. Taste is malty, sweet, slight earthyness, nothing extravagant. Watery, average sorta sorta skunky aftertaste. Not bad.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
no flavour.......this appears to be a trend among upper canada beers. very difficult to pick out maple flavour. minor maple in the aroma.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. lots of malt and a reasonable amount of maple in the aroma. smells pretty fresh. hazy orange in colour with a small fizzy head. just the right amount of maple flavour, very soft and not too sweet. excellent stuff.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
variety pack no. 1 -- oh yum! A nice amber pour with a quick carbonated head... trace bubbles... it could use more maple, but itís there along with a heckuvalotta malt. I find this one smooth and it was probably the best of the pack.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent amber color,small off white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was malty and some what sweet with just a faint hint of maple but i think you have to almost wish to be there to actually be there.The flavor was malty and slight hint of caramel with a bit of hops something that resembles a fruit side but hard to say with a fast dissappearing maple hint coming on.Not a bad brew and in fact quite easy to drink and some what pleasant in a weird sort of way.Itís worth trying again but only in moderation.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light nutty-sweet malt aroma. Nothing special about the label or appearance, but not bad. Distinct maple tones, moderately sweet, moderately hopped. This actually has a good bit of the same tangy ale-iness that I get with a homebrew brown ale.. I was fearing something too sticky or caramel-like, but it was a pleasant run-of-the-mill beer -- though it does hit you as too sweet at times. Iíve seen a good bit of discussion on the boards about ígatewayí beers for the BMC crowd, and it occurs to me that this might make a good one. Pretty crisp finish, leaving a little bit of toastiness behind.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 16, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a macro lager mascerading as a flavoured ale, Iím sure of it. Pale brown colour, and just a tiny hint of maple in the nose and thatís about all you get. The taste was just balnd and fizzy. If tried this blind I never would have guessed a maple beer.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointing. I was hoping for a nice subtle maple flavour, but I got nothing, just plain average maltiness associated with a slightly darker brew. But, now that I homebrew, I understand how hard it is to get a good maple flavour while keeping the alcohol down (and I canít imagine a mass market like this trying that hard to do it). Overall, ok, but nothing special.