Ron (4183) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2017 JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple and caramel aroma. Rather light in color with smallish head and no lacing. Mmmm, breakfast. Lots of lovely maple flavor, a nice dark amber of NYS goodness. The malt is a nice compliment because the maple is the show. Nice effort.
On tap at the Brewery with Dan and Erica. The pour was dark for a amber with small white head and some lace. Sweet aromas pf maple and caramel. Nice amber beer with maple sweetness at the end. TaktikMTL (7967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée avec MartinT et Fred82. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe d’érable. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #3598) Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle shared by TaktikMtl.MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Appearance : Clear amber. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Nice malt with light maple syrup. Nice spices.
Taste : Malt and peachy fruits. Finish maple syrup and crisp hops. Nice spices. Caramel.
Overall : Interesting stuff but nothing special. Nice but light maple syrup. Not much more to say. A bit boring. Why the hell is this a fruit beer ?
My Bottom Line:McGarnigle (654) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Toasted malts and maple syrup coalesce while a faint wooden hop bitterness attempts to diversify the flavor profile.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tight, creamy head of foam covers the shiny bronze amber.
-This doesn’t feel like a strong ale at all.
-This was a bit too linear for my tastes.
-The levelled residual sugars and sparkling carbonation were nicely aligned.
-While this was forgettable to me, it remains that it is yet another well-brewed product from this brewery.
Bomber. Translucent amber beer with nice head. Smells a bit of amber, a bit of booze. Taste is slightly medicinal to me. I don’t detect much maple, and the alcohol definitely comes through. That in itself isn’t a dealbreaker, but the medicine...disappointing.
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Light red color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma has a nice maple hint mixed with some caramel malts. Very inviting. Maple is very apparent at the start and blends very well with the smoothness of the amber and caramel malts. Very sweet and smooth with a wonderful maple flavor near the end. Really nice and one of the best maple beers I’ve ever drank. Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
growler from brewery. nice reddish color, small off-white head. the sweetness of the maple in the aroma. the taste is heavy maple and smooth in the finish. nice tasting beer. it’s a little too sweet for me to drink more than occasionally, but it went well with dinner and is a tasty change of pace i’ll pick up again.