RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
The Maple Oat Ale is brewed with Maine-grown organic oats from granola company GrandyOats and Vermont-produced organic maple syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms in Morrisville, Vermont. The beer is in support of Chefs Collaborative, the nations leading culinary organization that provides its members with tools for running economically healthy, sustainable food service businesses.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
22 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (March 2008), served a bit below cellar temperature from a Chouffe tulip. No idea what to expect from this sucker, the first "Peak Organic" seasonal, except that being brewed by Shityard, itll likely not be something Ill buy again. But theres always hope, right? It pours a totally clear copper-brass, with a moderate fluffy off-white head that dissipates rather slowly leaving hints of lace....mild, rather sweet aroma, hints of nutty-caramel qualities; closer to a brown ale with a touch of hops than anything; with warmth an unpleasant mustiness sets in that conflicts with the sugary malts, and the all-too-typical Shipyard house diacetyl comes to the fore....and well, the moment Ive (not) been waiting for as I put it to my lips: sour, cardboardy, harsh and completely muddled on the tongue, with a hard, dry burnt-woody quality that makes it nearly undrinkable....low carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Yep, another winner from New Englands worst brewery....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1811) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Pours amber with lots of tan head. A sharp, sweet aroma. Lots of malts and hops upfront with maple as the kicker. Well done. Tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6233) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2016
Draft: Tea nose. Clear copper, medium yelliow head, nice glass coating. Strong pecan, brown sugar, and tea. Grass finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. Nicely done session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (578) - - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear dark golden/light brown color with quickly fading maple head that left light lacing. Aroma is sweet: maple syrup and oats, a vanilla note. Flavor is same, with a light woody bitterness that is not unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (6248) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Drop Off Service, NYC tap ($7): Pours reddish amber with a white head. Aroma is a lot of maple syrup. Taste is maple syrup too. However, this is not as cloying as some Canadian maple beers. Not bad body, but fairly meh. Good if you like maple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wharfrat (27) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Aroma earthy maple and floral hops Taste toast, burnt toffee, bitterness from hops, mild sweetness but balance is bitter, very dry finish Thin body. Medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7806) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 Tallahassee, Fl - Momos Pizza - on tap. Medium copper pour, sticky off-white head, nice lacing. Sweet aroma, maple notes come through nicely, Flavor is malt accented with maple syrup, sweet kids breakfast cereal and some nutty notes. Smooth, even mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
copper color with a white head. Aroma of maple syrup, oats and caramel malts. Malty sweetness with a smoky ending with maple. Lighter body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (3727) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Pours a cloudy copper color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of maple, cereal, and caramel. Cereal flavor predominates with a sweet maple ending. Decent, but lacks some substance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3128) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Aroma is maple, oats, cereal, caramel. The appearance is amber, gray/white head. The flavor is caramel, spicy, maple, metal??, enjoyable overall. The finish is metallic earthy hops. Medium in body. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12oz bottle -

This is the first beer where I got a full-on blast of maple goodness. Not sure how they got it there, but it was as strong and pronounced as a maple doughnut. One-dimensional but this aroma really pleases my senses. The maple flavor does carry thru in the flavor as well, but seems a bit overly sweet, even for me. Perhaps thats the only way to get the maple flavor to carry through? Definitely a good beer and quite suprised.

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