kavencharest (10) - - FEB 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has the same problems as a lot of maple flavoured ales, it tastes too artificial. I had a hard time finishing it. I would use it to cook but that is about it. One, if not the worst beer of st-ambroise.
FinnIckler (318) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2017
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from saveure-biere. Pours light brown. Nose is heavy maple, not much more. Palate is really overpowered by the sweet maple syrup, just some bitterness with citrus. It’s really strange, especially if you aren’t a Maple syrup fan. Probably would not finish a bottle, but a glass is nice with some cookies or other sugary snacks.
rosenbergh (11289) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle. BB 17/Se/30. Merci Timo A!
Clear deep amber color with a tiny light tan head.
Sweet syrupy aroma with some malty dryness and more maple syrup sweetness.
The flavor is dry malt, sweet maple syrup and some cardboard.
olio (9859) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Aroma is sweet syrupy, malty, some ripe fruit notes, sugary. Flavor is also sweet malty, syrupy, ripe fruity with some bitterness. Decent but a bit sweet.
daenelyn (58) - - FEB 4, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe ambrée peu de mousse. Nez sirop d’érable, sucrée. Bouche sirop d’érable, caramel. Correct.
AleRider78 (956) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thick huge frothy head that sticks around for a bit. Leaves some pretty dirty lacing. Has a coppery appearance with red hues. Aromas are mainly maple, it’s at the forefront for sure as well as some hints of caramel and pine scents. Flavours are strongly maple influenced, obviously. Finds a pretty good balance between their crystal malts and hops. Notes of barley in the mix as well as sweets and some spices, but fairly faint. Also just a bit of toffee, but just barely. Has a prickly bitter mouthfeel and becomes sweeter in the finish. Great tasting and well balanced.
Villyzzz (323) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with medium sized beige head. Aroma is sweet maple syrup with caramel and nuts. Taste has maple, cream, caramel and nuts. Weird but nice.
humbaba (3) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2017 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle robe caramel, mousse blanc cassé, peu de bulles. Au nez, assez sucré, arômes de caramel. A la dégustation, bière très légère, peu de bulles, non sucrée, l’arôme érable/caramel est là, avec du malt sur la fin.
Bière facile à boire, accessible, qu’on aurait pu penser écoeurante, mais non.
Manque global de caractères
panzerwolf (347) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A somewhat sweet and malty beer, with the definite taste of syrup. Herbs and some carbonation, a fairly easy beer to drink, but it doesn’t have that much character outside the easy drinking.
Sircatis (209) - FRANCE - JAN 17, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Bière brune très sucrée au nez. Au goût l’érable est la principale saveur. Goût sirop pour la toux... mais se boit très bien.
Beerheart65 (1501) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut amber, clear, fluffy frothy beige head. Nice color. Malty caramel sweet aroma, maple suryp, vanilla, perfume also. Same elements in flavor, balancing mild acidity, medium body, bit thin feel, medium sweet, lots of caramel lasting to long finish, mocca, goes bit nutty, woody. Quite tasty but on the other hand some of the flavors seem bit like added, on the surface, artificial (like noted before me) . Still bit different from what I’ve tasted recently, liked the maple suryp tone anyway, good balance.