Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Amber malts, Cascade hops, Maple.
Finalist at Tesco Beer Challenge 2005.
Silver Medal winner in the International Brewing Awards, Maplemoon is brewed using unique subtle maple flavouring. A lighter more malty ale, this is a perfect accompaniment to spicy foods.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6623) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with hubby. Amber in colour, low and steady head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel and biscuits. Thick, creamy texture combined with the taste of dark honey, roasted nuts and caramel. Great one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6486) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Great looking with its clear brown colour. Aroma is sweet malt as the taste is. Could be also a nice brown colour. Easy to drink. Bitter ? Not for a second.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1212) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Clear, dark armber beer with a foamy head and a very subtle aroma. Fizzy to the point of almost smothering the initial taste on the tongue. The maple flavour is quite subtle but carries through to a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (2264) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Another 2p coin colour body beer this evening, this time with a much more subtle white head that ends 1/3rd into the bottle. Sticky carbonation matches the grandiloquent maple notes which wrap around most of the malt on initial taste. Sharp drips of the cascade hops in the linger melt through nicely, but not with any vigour. Crumbly finish takes away from any initial impressiveness behind the sweetness.

Bottle, Morrisons, Edinburgh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 27, 2012
Ambrata, limpida, schiuma bianca poco persistente. Aromi abbastanza intensi con note di caramello, miele e pompelmo rosa... Quasi secca, watery, chiude con un finale pulito e amaricante ma piuttosto corto.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys - Not a bad looking pint, deep copper colour with a half inch white head, has a mild malty aroma with hints of caramel. First hit has notes of sweet syrup, but this soon gives way to a bitter after taste which lasts quite a while. Not a big fan of Holt Ales, so Ive avoided this for ages, but on this performance, I might give them a chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (8438) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2012
Ambrata buona schiyma non molto persisyente leggero fruttato sciroppo acero note maltate lieve agrunato non molto amara

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1560) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2012
Bit floral/heather smell with a typical ale head. Orange/amber in colour and a clear liquid. Sweetish and a wee bitter hint, well balanced though. Medium body, slick and a bit oily texture. Lightly fizzy/lively. Mellow with lasting finish without being too pushy. Expectations are met and would go well with duck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (1047) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2012
50 cl bottle, 4.8%, 2.80. Clear amber color with a bubbly offwhite head. Nose has something fruity with a hint of roasted malts. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, syrup, sugary, with cascade hops. Really dont know how maple tastes like so cant judge that.Taste is sweetish and sugary with a moderate bitterness balance.Mouthfeel is fuffy, medium bodied with a sourish edge and moderately dry. Carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Feb 2008: 500ml brown bottle, this beer is made with cascade hops for aroma, amber malts for colour and a hint of maple for the hell of it. good solid amber colour, almost clear but a slight cloudiness can be seen. The white head soon disappeared into a wispy semi covering. The aroma was fairly weak, some hops and barley but little else. The maple may well be in there, but I couldnt find it, I found the beer sharp, tangy and bitter. In other words, what an English bitter should taste like. The beer became drier as I drank it and although it wasnt unpleasant, it changed my perception of the beer and I would have prefered it to have got sweeter with the maple making an appearance. All in all, fine. The maple tag is obviously a gimmick because there was no hint of it within the drink according to my senses, which is a shame, because I wanted to see what it would do to the beer.

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