Cassel Railroad Special Maple Rye Ale

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Brewed by Cassel Brewery Co.
Style: Specialty Grain
Casselman, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Not knowing if it had been done or not, I was curious about brewing a beer entirely with maple sap no tap water, so I did. The result is absolutely FABULOUS something I have never tasted in any beers that I tasted so far, I also added pure maple syrup to the fermentation. Brewed with a high % of Rye Malt, this brew is made to enjoy with a nice cheese. The sad side of this one is it can only be brewed during sugar camp season. I’m getting ready for next year!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (972) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
On tap at Arrow and Loon. Pours a thin head and has an amber/coppery appearance with rusty like highlights. Light maple aromas, toasted malts and hints of caramel. Alcohol is readily apparent after the first sip. Flavours are mainly malty, some notes of maple are there for sure. The rye is also fairly noticeable, much more in the finish. Pretty good stuff, but a bit too pricey for my liking. Will have again for sure, if the price is right. Also tried at Arrow and Loon aged 6 months. At 9.2%, alcohol is much more in your face after being aged and the maple sort of takes a back seat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7585) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée directement à la brasserie au coût de 7,90$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et d’épices avec une pointe d’érable. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement sirupeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sucré. (Rating #7411)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfrancis (3347) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours orange brown with a small white carbonation. Extremely low carbonation. Aroma is extremely sweet and spicy. The rye spice and maple syrup comes through. Taste is sickly sweet with rye spice. It doesn’t work that great. I’d prefer to not finish this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
500 ml bottle from the brewery, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy deep reddish-copper with a so-so light tan head. Aroma: Sweet and malty, caramel/toffee, candied fruit, berries, a touch peppery (from the rye, perhaps?), a bit of booze/solvent, kind of a vanilla/coconut thing, so sweet-smelling. Palate: Medium-full body, fairly full, slightly prickly carbonation. Flav.: Lots of sweet and fruity maltiness, toffee, berries, booze, faint solvent, more booze; quite sweet with almost balancing bitterness and a peaty smoke finish.

Decent in small doses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
Aroma:maple,wood.. Appearance:Clear ruby,no head... Flavor:maple,alcool ethanool....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3315) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Pint at the Arrow & the Loon, with a 9.2% ABV. written. Pours a hazy amber colour with minimal lacing. A very sweet nose of malt with Macintosh apple notes. Again, sweet malt flavours with alcohol and apples. Pretty decent strong ale with sweet notes of apples (not much maple though).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (3058) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
[bottle] Sweet and spicy aroma with some sweet ethanol and complex strawberry and apricot accents. Hazy, tawny copper under a dotty, white ring. Sweet and spicy flavour with ethanol and rye characteristics. Nutty and with apricot notes, but no obvious maple. Faint popcorn. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, sweet and tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, light nutty malt with light woody maple. In mouth, a sweet roasted malt with maple and licorice notes, burned caramel and alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Dark golden brown with a nice head that goes away alarmingly quickly after the pour. Aroma is very sweet with some booze. Taste is very sweet again, and tons of booze. Lots of sugary sweetness here. Body is sort of syrupy thick. I have enjoyed some offerings from this brewery previously, but this one will go down as a failed creative experiment in my book. I think we should probably close the book on maple beers - they sound so good in theory, but I have yet to have a solid one.

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