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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicate amount of Maple syrup is added to each barrel of our award winning Maple Nut Brown Ale to impart roasted sweetness. This addition balances the nut flavor produced by Munich caramel and chocolate malts used in the brewhouse, producing a drinkable dark amber ale with a relatively low alcohol content. 2000 World Beer Cup Gold Medal & 1996 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2968) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown with small beige foamy head, malt aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet caramel taste with nut flavor, thin body, abrupt finish. Quite watery but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_rookie (546) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a dark bronze color. Poured aggressively and still no head. Its very clear.

Smells great. Nice nutty aroma. I smell some chocolate, I smell coffee. I smell nuts. I smell sweetness. Is it maple, I dunno....I also smell some roasted malt.

Taste is somewhat of a let down. I taste all of the above mentioned stuff, but its so watery, so thin, its disappointing. Its sweet. It tastes a little nutty. This is a little under performing however.

Mouthfeel is very watery. Extremely watery. Its not at all what I expect a brown ale to be. The mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. Its so thin and light, its really not even desirable. Its barely drinkable.

Overall, it a huge let down. Think of this as a brown ale light. While the nuts and the malts are tasty, the body of the beer is so thin, its makes the beer bad. I would not recommend this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Draught at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland. Reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Roasted malt, nuts, sweetness, nougat and dryness in the aroma. The flavour is dry nuts, nougat, chestnut, malt and some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Draught at tommyknocker bar. Amber color. Notes of nuts, syrup, caramel. Nothing too special.

- beerbasher

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (3713) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Draught. Brown in color, tin whitish head. Nutty notes in aroma, light sweetness too. Sweet syrupy and nutty taste. Pretty mild though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (7103) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
(Keg at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150523) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had caramel, sweetness, burnt sugar and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, molten sugar, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. A too sweet and still harsh brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (4699) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
A small taste on tap @ Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar. Pours clear deep amber with a low head. Aroma is malts with nutty notes. Pretty similar flavor. A bit disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ktownclown (13) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
Cooper pour, little head retention, Maple on the back end, a little sweet, but very drinkable

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (2868) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2015
Tap @ Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar, Helsinki. Pours a reddish brown with a decent, brownish head. Aroma is caramel, light roast, light flower, light nuts. Taste is caramel, light flower, some nuts, breadiness. Too light with low carbonation, tad watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (768) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle. Pours a clear, thin looking, pale brown with a creamy 1 finger head. Aroma is fairly mild, some mild caramel and maple notes. Taste is a touch of weak coffee, milk chocolate, slightly burned extract, and maybe a touch of maple. There is also a slightly off sweet/tang flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Not bad, but not memorable either.


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