scones (8) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Their are no tricks here - it’s no misnomer - this is maple syrup. Pure. Maple. Syrup. The aroma is maple syrup. The taste is... any guesses? Maple syrup. Everything about this beer screams maple syrup. It doesn’t suggest maple syrup, it doesn’t elude to it, there are no whispers or undertones, it is in your face pour it on your pancakes maple syrup.
But hey, I like it. I wouldn’t pound a six pack, but I definitely dig the flavor and enjoy it as a change of pace.
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Whole Foods Wauwatosa. Clear dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of maple, apple, caramel. Taste is nuts, maple, leafy hops. Thin-medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
twindadplus2 (691) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep ruby brown with a small firm tan head. Aroma issweet pancake syrup and a bit of malt. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with a lingering bitterness in the background throughout. This is not a bad beer if you’re expecting it. It wouldn’t be my go to beer for anytime but it’s good as something different now and then.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI. Clear amber pour with weak foam. Huge maple aroma and flavor. Medium bodied. Huge pancake and melted butter but not diacetyl. Mild hop bitterness. This was a super fun beer to try.
crossovert (12017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Amber pour. This is a guilty pleasure. It smells like a pancake breakfast, flavor is similiar, actual maple flavor in here which must have been added post fermentation then the bottle sterilizd in some fashion. Starts out sweet and butterworthsy, then the bitterness kicks in and it gains a more natural maple flavor.
madvike (3227) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Dark rosy amber pour with a ring of foamy light tan head. Nose is heavy on the maple syrup with a nutty dark bread malt base. Taste is also maple-forward, with the same malt base and a little bit of lightly spicy breadiness that reminds me of rye. Medium-bodied and slick in the mouth. Long, sweet maple finish. It’s good, but it’s pretty one-note. As long as you know what you’re getting into, it’s enjoyable, but this is a one-and-done sort of beer. I couldn’t do two of these in a row.