SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Snifter at Portsmouth 5/27/06. Pours a dark brown color with a very small fizzy head. Head receedes to nothing but a few bubbles. Nose is doughy with some sugary malt notes and bread notes. Palate is smooth and clean. Nice flavorful notes of rich malt, some light doughy bread notes, and hints of brown sugar. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
on tap at the brewpub. amber in color with a off white head. sweet malt, toffee, caramel, woody aroma with some spicy notes in the back. Taste is sweet, caramel, maple, some tart fruit in the finish. very interesting, liked this. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Light amber in color with a small off-white head. Good clarity almost sparkling. Bitter,malty,bready,hoppy with wheat tang and fruit. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 Draft at the brewery: don’t know if this was skunked by sunlight or not. The waiter left this in the sun while I was in the gift shop. Poured brown with a medium offwhite head. Mild chocolate and coffee aroma. Initial taste was quite sweet but it mellows in the finish. Malty. Still nice. ClarkVV (6941) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Draught at Extreme Beer fest 05. Bright orange and gold hues are supported with a moderately light mahogany brown base. Small, but ample, light beige head. Smells of apples, honey, lightly sour/tart lager yeast, light cherries and a very soft and restrained maltiness. Flavor is delicate yet there is no lack of it. Clean, flavorful lager yeast combines with light butter-toffee, bananas and brown sugar with a fabulous flavor of dry whole wheat to balance. Earthy notes abound, with a hint of spiciness and more sweetness on the finish. No trace of alcohol. Medium body, with perhaps just a little too much carbonation. There are a lot of flavors to pick out in this and it was a delightful drinking experience. Maple syrup does not control this beer in the least; only adds sweetness and a soft, chewy texture.