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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flemish brewers add sugar as an adjunct during fermentation. We add "American sugar" in the form of real maple syrup made by our neighbors at Big Tree Maple, a farm literally across the road from us. Cheers to collaboration and big old trees. Tasting Notes: Earthy Aroma; Mild Bitterness; Dry Tart Finish Pair With: Salads, Seafood, Earthy Cheeses, Fruit Desserts.

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3.3
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017
June 12, 2015 - with blankboy, jercraigs and mabel - 750ml bottle. Hazy gold with black floaties and a smallish creamy white head. Intensely floral aroma with huge honey sweetness, some alcohol and spicy yeast. Taste is mostly honey with light maple - sweet, but I kind like it. Syrupy light mouthfeel, mild carbonation with a quick finish and very sweet, almost sugary aftertaste.

3.8
Shag (3037) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2017
A cloudy yellow color with a fizzy white head, The aroma contains some citrus, maple syrup, and some bready notes. The flavor is slight sour but balanced out with some sweetness. You get your typically saison type flavors but then that maple kicks in. It doesn’t overwhelm the beer like I feared. What an unusual concept that kind of works. I like it.

4
drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Not bad, though not what I would consider a traditional farmhouse ale. I don’t pick up much sign of the maple syrup. Slightly more sweet then bitter. I would have preferred it the other way around. Yeasty.. Good body and finish.

3.3
Travlr (25818) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine. Hazy to cloudy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle maple, light citrus. Taste is light maple. Interesting.

3.6
PorterPounder (8228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Sarasota, Fl - on tap at Cock and Bull Pub. Sparkling, light golden pour, a light haze, soft white lace, Aroma has some saffron spice, a bit of congenial summer fruity essence, just a touch of licorice spiciness. Flavor has some solid spicy notes, a bit of melon fruitiness, just a hint of mint. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel.

2.9
chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
From a bomber bottle. Pours with a large foamy white head over a light copper body. A bit dank and earthy, with moderate bitterness. Overall: Disappointing, but then not a favorite style.

3.5
Bricks (1144) - Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2016
Aroma of Belgian esthers, fruit. Taste is a little sweet and a little sour.. tart, sweet backtaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Good.

3.3
hershiser2 (3595) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Purchased 2/22/16: $7.99 Bomber from Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown. Pours clear pale golden with a giant, soft off-white head. Aroma of lemongrass, earth, yeast. Flavor is quite interesting. Bittersweet fruits, dust, earth, light maple syrup but enough to really linger, funk, citrus peel, slightly medicinal, and envelope glue. Very interesting, but not necessarily for me. Finishes with a lingering medicinal flavor - that yellow cough syrup I remember having to take in my childhood.

3.7
hman43 (1751) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2016
It pours pale orange with a full white head. There is plenty of lacing as the head recedes. It has high fruit aromas of citrus and orange. There are also low aromas of caramel, earth, cheese, and spices. It has high fruit flavors with orange and citrus leading the way. There are earthly elements, cheese, and a bit of a malty caramel like backbone. It has a high moderate feel to it. It has a dry, bitter finish.

2.6
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a hazy bright golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger, pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing on the way down. Slightly earthy aroma with some floral hops, grass, hay and subtle farmhouse funk countered by sweet malt backbone, alcohol and light fruit esters. The funk/saison yeast character is muted until it warms up considerably and is still pretty weak once I pick it up. Subtle perfume like presence with hints of raisin, apple and pear sweetness countering the earthier notes and faint farmhouse funk. I’m sure some of the sweetness comes from the maple syrup but I wouldn’t have been able to pick it out if I didn’t read that it was used on the label. Medium body with some earthy bitterness and subtle earthy funk followed by light fruit and strong alcohol sweetness. Not nearly as dank, earthy and/or funky as I prefer with overwhelming alcohol flavor dominating the palate. Floral and slightly bitter earthy hops along with faint hay/straw followed by apple and pear sweetness. Very subtle saison yeast flavor but it’s nearly completely overpowered by the sweetness and strong alcohol. Some warmth in the finish but has more astringent alcohol flavor than heat. Disappointing.


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