Brewed by Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co. (Sapporo)
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Combination of pure Canadian Maple syrup and kiln roasted malt.

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Metalchopz (4367) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Originally rated December 2004. Poured a beautiful amber colour with a foamy white head and slight lace. Aromas were sweet and malty. The taste was nutty with medium sweetness and mild sourness. Good drinkability, but not much maple in the taste, just in the nose. The maple shows up when the beer warms up a bit, so don’t drink too cold.

changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours a golden brown color with a nice foamy head and quite a bit of lacing on the glass. The overall look was quite appealing. The Maple syrup effect was noticed in the aroma along with some malts. I think it tastes a little more like a Lager than a Brown Ale personally. Maybe a comination of the two because this did have a hint of spice and sour in there and certainly more flavor than a "typical" lager.

robinvboyer (5395) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
Maple? Where is the maple? Another poor wattery thin offering from Upper Canada. I wish i was able to try their beers before Sleeman’s got their hands on them.

DerWeg (1879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2006
A dilute light-bodied ale with little richness of malt or the promised maple flavoring. A quaffer. Too much fizz.

Abel (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pretty watery, thin tasting beer. A little sour, and not very maple-y. Pretty disappointing beer.

HogTownHarry (7561) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Bottle (341ml). At Smokeless Joe. Brown Ale - that’s HI-larious - it’s pretty pale lager-y. Poured a clear bubbly refractive amber with a minimal head. Aroma? Frankly, I didn’t really get any, no matter how hard I tried - I could smell the brine from the oysters halfway down the bar - okay, faint grain and some sugary malt. Flavour of stale light roast malt, a hint of maple flavouring, stale hops leading to a surprisingly bitter finsh, but not really in a good way. Mouthfeel lightly fizzy, watery and thinly syrupy. Overall, not much of anything - no adjuncts, but boring and not very much maple - and not very BROWN either.

Potatoking (2) - CANADA - SEP 17, 2005 does not count
This beer is fantastic. I’m not sure if Canadians would particularlily fancy it because we are more used to maple serup but it is truly wonderful

albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
341mL bottle. Nice looking amber beer with a small foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt with maple notes if you really sniff hard. Tastes like your usual macro-style brown ale, but is lacking in body. Finish is a bit sweet, but not in a maplley way. I’d like to try brewing my own maple brown someday soon.

iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
It is simple not mapely enough to be ’maple’, got strong hints of alcohol from this? Nice and frothy the lacing held up well. Not bad.

can8ianben (1767) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
A sweet malty beer but I can’t really pull the maple flavour from this. That would be an interesting beer in premise, but it doesn’t come close to its description.

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