Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Whistler, Canada


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A mild ale with all the freshness of maple syrup – and a little bit of springtime spice for good measure. This dark bronze ale is made with real maple syrup added right to the mash. Then, a trace of chai tea is added during the filtration process. The result is a highly complex, mildly spiced palate structure. One taste, and a simple truth is clear: complexity can be a very beautiful thing.

v1rgil's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - MAY 2, 2012
Pours dark molasses brown with lots of carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma is strong with maple syrup. I am in love. First sip reveals nice balance of chai and maple. Not too sweet but definitely evokes maple syrup on pancakes. Nice tingly mothfeel carries a nice flavor. Leaves a lingering maple sweetness on the lips. Its very good. Aftertaste is creamy and sweet with a slighlty dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissAnthropic (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Thick foam and strong maple scent. Creamy and sweet. The flavor is exactly as advertised, heavy maple and cardamom. It’s not especially dynamic but it’s tasty and brainless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Medium brown with a bubbly head. Massive maple syrup, maybe some toastiness. Really thin body, yet still sweet. Cardamom and a whack of maple, maybe vanilla...pretty artificial. Hate to say this, but needs sugars for the body. If you’re going to make a sugar shack beer, stop fucking around. Make it taste like a meal at Pied de Cochon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Appearance: clear brown with two fingers of fluffy light beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: chai tea, maple syrup, chocolate. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly to the watery, mild carbonation, short duration finish. (3/5) Bizarre. Yes, it smells exactly like chai tea and maple syrup. And not a little bit: take a cup of chai tea, and dump in a few tablespoons of maple syrup. But, somewhat surprisingly, it’s not too sweet. Would probably work better as a dessert than as a beer, though - maybe over a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream. (13/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Shared at game night. Medium brown, with a bold spicy aroma and flavour,with doughy and nutty character, medium sweetness. Unfortunately quite thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markschiedon (597) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
Drinking from a 650 cl bottle. In the aroma dark liquorice, coffee beans, chocolate. The clear brown beer has a medium off-white head. In the taste chai, liquorice, cinnamon, maple syrup. High carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle. Medium-dark auburn brown with biege head. Aroma has a mix of spices and maple - a mild chai, some cardamom, almost a burdock and dandelion like spice. Flavour same with very mild nuttiness, dissipates quickly to a slightly watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Draught at Darby’s Public House, Vancouver
Dark brown color, almost no head. Light aroma of maple and spices, a bit artificial like a donut. Dry mouthfeel, a bit of caramel flavor, maple, and light spices. The lack of sweetness doesn’t go well with the maple.
Not interesting, a bit weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12925) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Draft - Maple, vanilla and chai spices. Deep clear brown with a rich light brown head. Graham cracker, syrup, some clove and light cardamom. Weird for sure, but surprisingly balanced and not as bad as it should be. Tastes like a maple gingerbread cookie.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 This pours a nice dark colour with a latte coloured head. The aroma is strong of maple. The initial taste is exactly as the name suggests chai tea with a delightful maple syrup aftertaste. I wish I could find this in the UK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
This one falls in that group of beers that I appreciate for being different, yet don’t really need to have again. It does have chai and faint maple notes but not much else going on.

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