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Beer Academy Belgian Maple

Formerly brewed at Beer Academy
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Toronto, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Belgian Maple glows a russet sunset orange colour mixed with a shade of mahogany underneath a large tan foam cap. Aromas radiate showcasing rich toffee, sweet caramelization and round notes of maple syrup. The flavour follow suit adding to it rum raisins, bananas and generous spice and fruit from the Belgian yeast. Its strength is balanced with a smooth and lush body leading to a warming and satisfyingly sweet finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5554-20130628] 625mL bottle. Grainy toasted straw aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light maple toast flavour has a lingering aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Nerd pie is tasty."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Brown sugar aroma. Brown sugary and toffee taste. Clear brown in colour. Low medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
625 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a nearly clear orangey amber with small off-white cap. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel and maple, with an odd fruity note. Flavour is also rather sweet with caramel, maple syrup and, again, a rather unsual fruity tang. Average body. Some interesting stuff going on, but not sure its really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Tap at t o fest of beer, pours a dark brown, a nice maple smell, the taste was maple but not too much maple and a nice belgian yeast flavour, a good finish and a nice offering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7877) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Reddish brown in colour with good head and lacing. Strong maple aroma on nose. Soft carbonation. Very sweet finish, syrupy texture. Tap at Rhino summer festival.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at The Rhino summer festival. Very sweet. One of the more carbonated beers I have had recently. Orange colour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle [625ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, a bit too sweet for me, with maple syrup, caramel malt, yeast and phenols. Flavour of malt and maple syrup, also sweet, with a hint of plastic. Average bodied. Not great, just O.K.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2013-06-28. Hazy dark amber orange body modest beige head. Aroma has an old quality to it at first, maple has a bit of a tang to it. Flavour is sweet up front, mild bitterness. Interesting tang to it, similar to the aroma the maple presents pleasantly but a bit strangely. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bottle shared by GregClow

"...it tasted good bc it was made with love. NO! It tastes good because it was made with LARD!!!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from batch 1 (9%). Pours with a maple colored body, moderate hazy with a tan head that is quick to fade. Aromas are yeasty with both fruit esters and phenols, spicy buckwheat like notes, cardamom, smells pretty dry compared to the flavor. Flavors are medium sweet and strongly alcoholic. Spicy, rough grain character. Some maple. Very lively carbonation with a somewhat fuller body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
625ml bottle
9.0% ABV
Six Pints Brewing/Beer Academy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Bottled on April 15, 2013
April 26, 2013
13 days from bottling so it should be fresh. It pours a hazed golden-brown colour with very little head, yet a white ring forms against the edge of the chalice. The aroma is faint maple, yeast, caramel, and some nutty character. The flavour is slightly sour malt, yeasty, and a maple sugar burnt note in the finish. One of their worst efforts to date for me.

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