emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pour is lightly hazy and golden amber in color. One finger of off white head. Nose is super musty and....musty. Can’t really describe it. A light toasty/nutty sweetness. Dry and kind of papery. Cybercat (6011) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Subtle malty aroma has fruity and maple syrup hints. It pours a clear, dark coppery brown with a rather thick, pale yellow-tan head. Flavor is better than what the not-so-hot aroma promised: malty with a strong maple syrup tone and hints of caramel and pear. Smooth texture has average body but good fizz and leaves a maple-ish finish. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Color of pee, pee smell with some sugar added (unhealthy pee). Flavor is very pale and faint, watery mouthfeel with a tiny essence of some maple somewhere in the back. the flavor comes on quite slowly, and the Maple mostly needs to be imagined. TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber, beige head.
Quite fruity aroma, caramel, maple syrup, faintly hoppy.
Off-dry, medium body aND bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity taste, slightly acidic, caramel, spicy, maple syrup.
(2012-03-05) rocbyter (2140) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Moderate malt aroma with light fake maple hints. Cloudy brown color with a medium white head. Dry malt flavor throughout with a very light maple finish.
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
maximum12 (32) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Name: Maple Collaboration
Date: January 17, 2012
Source: Ale Yeah!
Appearance: clear amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and maple aroma, light nutty character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel and maple flavor, buttery, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Ah’m a sucker for maple syrup, molasses, or anything related, so seeing this on the shelf was waving a red flag at me. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.
First, my own prejudice, but I expect maple beers to be dark; weird. Pours a very light amber. Smell is terrifically sweet, with a five o’clock shadow of maple & malts. Almost a cedar-like tint, too.
The Maple Collaboration is less maple than mint. Very minty. I can feel my teeth glinting. Heavy dose of Cheerios, grainy, cereal, husk included. Oaty. This is like a horse’s feed bag. Cut rate sweetness that might be maple, might be malts, disappointed there’s not more molasses. Late, tongue-tingling bite in the hops. Slow & low.
Not bad, but I feel victimized by false advertising, the maple syrup is the pale ghost of a possibility. Decent enough. chinchill (5225) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours a lovely, clear orange-amber with a modest sized but very durable tan head. Plenty of caramel malt with a hint of spicy hops. Real Vermont maple syrup is detectable in both the nose and the taste. It is slightly sweet, but has an excellent sweet/bitter/sour balance. Creamy smooth, but with enough carbonation to give it an excellent bit of liveliness too. Delicious, despite a very slight off- or sour-note in the nose and palate. TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2012
22oz bomber. clear amber ale. aroma is heavy on the cereal malt. smells like hot oatmeal with maple sugar sprinkled in. Lots of complex malt and grain n taste and aroma. The maple syrup is very mild and may add to the sweetness. would taste better if drank in a VT pub Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bomber. Poured clear honeyed amber with a short, dense khaki head. The aroma was very, very sweet with maple, vanilla, and nutty notes.. made me think I was gonna get the diabeetus. The flavor found sweet maple, vanilla, and nutty notes again at the core.. lightly-toasted oats too.. lots of lingering maple on the finish. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. nice and toasty.. this was aiight.