Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Ale
Baysville, Canada


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Celebrating the early Spring flowing of sap in Ontarios maple trees, the 7% ABV ale is brewed with Belgian yeast, sweet malt, Noble hops and Ontario maple syrup. Notes of maple, hazelnut, vanilla and caramel compliment the amber hue, alongside aromas of cherry and spice. Caramelized apples and nutmeg are apparent in the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
On tap at The Winking Judge. Considering my previous experiences with Lake of Bays beers, I was not expecting all that much from this. I was proved wrong. This is only my second maple beer (the first of which I cant remember, other than it was awful swill with the sort of fake sweetness you get from a poor blended scotch) and all of my pre-conceptions were laid to waste. Well a wonderfully balanced and flavourful Belgian blond ale. The Maple is not just a minor addition to the typical Belgian blond flavours, it is very much mixed in there with them, giving it a unique and wonderful complexity that I wasnt expecting. The aroma was also quite pleasant, with the mixing of yeast, citrus hops, and, of course, maple. Palate was somewhat thinner than the hazy golden orange appearance suggested. Overall a very nice beer worth looking for again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ILduce (278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Honey colour with thin head. Sweet malts, maple, corn, and hops in the nose. Tastes like malt, corn, grain, and some maple syrup. Too sticky and syrupy for my liking. Needs refinement.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierdimpfe (624) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Veiled maple color with dense activity. Slightly creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint lacing. Flavors of maple, caramel candies, wheat, sweet grains, banana yeast, floral and leafy herbal spices. Thick syrupy feel, highly sugary, with soft hops. Thick oily medium body with faint carbonation. Medium strength finish, lingering peppercorn, vanilla, with syrupy sweet grains and maple. Too oily, a little flat, boozy, and lacking some freshness. Feels like mead, minimal Belgian feel, but it gets better while it warms. The flavors are good, while too sugary. Overall above average quality craft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Aroma:Maple and grain... Appearance:gold, no head.. Flavor:grain,maple,watery....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPoole (443) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Pours light gold with a white head that laces the glass. Sweet malt and maple aroma. Sweet and grainy with a bit of bitter and smoked maple. The maple doesnt taste like fresh maple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste le 7/3/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dore. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Grains de malt sucrs, lger de sirop drable, notes boises et de caramel.
Got : Entre de bouche : Lger got de sirop drable aux notes boises. Une dominante de malt sucr est galement prsente avec un lger got de caramel, de pain grill ainsi que des notes herbeuses.
En bouche : Corps : moyenne-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : trs lgrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, compose dun lger got rsiduel sucr avec des notes herbeuses et trs faiblement fruites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Une belle robe dore et un peu nuageuse dans cette bire fortement carbonate ; nez de fruits et de sucre dorge. En bouche la signature de levure belge est discrte mais prsente, complte par des malts riches et un ct un peu bois, et des armes rappelant vaguement lrable en arrire-plan. Pas vraiment une incontournable, lrable annonc tant un filigrane et rien de plus, tandis que son ct belge est fort limit galement. Agrable mais pas un grand cru.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (3121) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Lacks the complexity of a great Belgian ale but the maple syrup adds a unique but not overpowering twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Light golden yellow body, white head, not much retention, some lacing. Startling sweet corn syrup aroma, intense aroma of sweet breakfast cereal milk, vanilla. I wasnt sure at first, but I think I like it. Taste is also sweet, thought not as alarming as the aroma, has a touch of citrus. I dont really get much maple from this, though lots of sweet candy and malts. Unusual, not 100% successful, but works on some level. Id rather have this (which may be unbalanced and over the top) than some beer that wasnt even trying to have flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Sampled at flatlanders beer festival. Sweet corn corn syrup and maple aromas. The maple is almost totally lost in the flavours though. Bitter and hoppy. Almost like they used maple extract in this for the aroma..meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (928) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear golden body, small white head with poor retention. Aroma of grains, hay, herbs, honey, traces of maple syrup. Taste is on the sweet side: honey, malt, caramel, some medicinal notes. Meh.

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