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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber colored ale brewed with the finest Minnesota fermentables. Pure maple syrup from Hamel Maple Syrup (Hamel, MN) and natural wild rice from Bemedji. Rich maple aroma and with the distinct toasted, nutty character of wild rice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (11014) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Growler Lightly hazy burnt orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. I cant quite figure out the nose, but it seems metallic and just a tad acetic. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. The sweet maple syrup flavor also offers mild tartness. Sweet, lightly tangy, bone-dry finish. Odd bird, this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Growler, courtesy SoLan. Pours a clear, dark, coppery red color with a small head of khaki foam. Settling quickly to a thin film, the head leaves minimal, obtuse spots of lacing behind. The nose is downright strange, showing a malt base of sticky white rice, cotton candy, milk sugar, and maple, with a doughy, dusty yeast profile. Hop character is pretty much non-existant, and the whole package smells unlike any brew Ive ever encountered. Flavors again show odd caramel and condensed milk notes, with white rice sugars and a powdery, chalky, dough yeast finish. Bitterness is very low, coming across ever so slightly floral, with wisps of dry grass. The medium-full body is sweet, sugary, and sticky. Overall, this stuff is downright weird, and it just doesnt suit me very well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9574) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours amber with off white, syrup and nutty/roasted malt come through on the nose and taste is a sweet mix of the syrup, spice taste from the wild rice and a nice roasted finish. Very interesting beer, and delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Growler solan: pours good dark ice tea brown with a small off white head. Aroma is good and earthy nice fresh hops some maple and a good malty presence. Flavor is good a liitle hops and some of the maple comes through too. Not a ton of flavors but what is there is pleasant. Nice rich malt came out as it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Courtesy Ty. Clear amber/brown, off white carbonation. Yeast forward aroma- airy and dusty. Mostly maple in the flavor. Strange brew. Sweet maple brew thats not cloying. Toasty and nutty. Medium body, smooth. Easy to drink. Interesting, unique brew, cool to try.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pint a dark red brown with short lived head. Aroma of malts and maple. The flavor is most sweet - maple... The palate is almost syrup like. Meh...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Had a taste from the grimreeser. Another nice offering, but not something that would have me coming back for more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Red/brown colour with a bit of a head. Wisps of maple in the aroma. Light on the palate but very flavourful. The rice isnt evident but the maple sure is. Very drinkable and again full of nice flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap. Aroma is on the tame side, can smell the syrup and wild rice. Nicely balanced flavor. Not as daring as I thought it would be, but solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Tap at the brewpub. Very light aroma with the maple syrup highlighted. Pours mostly amber with some brown highlights. Thin flavor of rice and maple. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.


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