ClarkVV (6214) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 draught at Michigan brewers fest. Pours a dark golden-brown with some lighter yellow tinges around the edges, moderately hazy with a good sized white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel, hints of maple and a dose of hops. Maple flavor takes a while to develop and does not overpower. Though it’s a sweet beer, the body is smooth and there’s a crisp bite at the end; good lager yeast and some earthy hops. Well-balanced, not terribly complex, but does what it’s supposed to do: provides a great tasting maple beer.