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Vermont Maple Wheat Ale - Rock Art Brewery

Vermont Maple Wheat AleVermont Maple Wheat Ale

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%


Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-28-2003)
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FrostBlast:
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1pint 6oz bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Clear reddish orange with a slightly orange-off-white head that falls down quickly to barely more than a thin layer of bubbles. The looks make me expect lots of malty sugar.

SMELL : First nose is as expected (malty sugar) but with a clear maple smell to it as well. It seems well incorporated. Second nose releases the hops, which express themselves as a yeasty vegetal background. Third nose enhances the maple. Seems very well done.

TASTE : Well, much drier than I expected. The malt sugars are very, very well blended in with the maple flavours. Hops are very subtle, probably of a pilsner kind.

MOUTHFEEL : The wheat profile is very interesting, in here. Adds a very nice substance to the texture. Carbonation is pleasant.

OVERALL : A solid beer, but not something I'd over indulge. It can get a bit overwhelming, even if it is definitely well crafted. I say try it out, it's very much worth it.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 00:40:20 | More by FrostBlast
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j0hnc2468

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-09-2014 20:25:49 | More by j0hnc2468
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the 650 ml. bottle with February (no year) notched out of the label. Sampled on April 4, 2014.

Its color is mainly medium amber with some reddish tones, slightly cloudy, with a modest cream colored head that lingers for a while but eventually fades away completely.

The aroma evolves. At first I get caramel malts, maple syrup, and wheat in that order. But after it warms the maple syrup starts to take over the nose.

light to medium body.

The maple flavor takes center stage in the taste with the caramel malts a close second and the wheat a distant third. But there is a low, dry bitterness finishing things off.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:42:54 | More by puboflyons
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-29-2014 01:32:07 | More by d_brommer_nh
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-19-2014 17:46:14 | More by dunix
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-15-2014 01:19:40 | More by sgregory
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-13-2013 23:26:55 | More by SpasmWaiter
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indy14jonesy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

12-01-2013 18:46:17 | More by indy14jonesy
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber picked up at the brewery a few weeks ago.

Pours with a short off-white head over a thick-looking, orange body that has some noticeable carbonation. No lacing

Aromas are thick with syrup. Molasses, butterscotch. A touch of tang.

Flavors are all Vermont. Tree sap, maple, oats, wheat bread.

Mouthfeel is about what I'd expect from the ABV, but deceiving. The aromas and flavor are so rich, yet the MF is light and almost bright.

Cool effort by the Rock Art crew - if it weren't for actually taking the time to review, I'd probably think this was a 7-8% beer.

p.s. Beer Advocate - this can not be listed as an American Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 21:13:54 | More by BeerImmediately
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-06-2013 00:38:44 | More by pisano
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laxer8811

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-23-2013 01:22:50 | More by laxer8811
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-26-2013 17:51:30 | More by LoveStout
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BPudd

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-24-2013 00:46:36 | More by BPudd
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jamesewelch

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-22-2013 13:45:55 | More by jamesewelch
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-21-2013 00:20:56 | More by Janeinma
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csustar001

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-20-2013 11:58:05 | More by csustar001
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kdivers

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

07-19-2013 01:58:48 | More by kdivers
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

07-12-2013 02:21:38 | More by AJ01923
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-06-2013 20:07:23 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-29-2013 03:04:33 | More by Mattgruv
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Denoas

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-02-2013 03:53:54 | More by Denoas
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poop_brew

Vermont

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass. A rich golden amber ale with little sediment. It was an older bottle so didn't get much head from the pour. Average appearance. (3/5)

S - I was disappointed with the smell, based on the bottle I figured I would get a more maple on the nose. (2.5/5)

T - Very solid taste. I was quite happy with the medium body ale with a little hop and a rich maple note on the finish. Definitely what I was looking for in this beer. (4.25/5)

M - A standard finish beer with an average crisp. Smooth finish. I'd drink it again for sure. (3.5/5)

O - I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a quite maple beer, but definitely not an overwhelming maple taste. (3.5/5)

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:01:09 | More by poop_brew
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-23-2013 01:30:53 | More by jmmy3
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Hendry

Vermont

4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Recommended by a buddy on here (JMScowcroft) to try, so I plunked down the $6 for the bomber and rolled the dice.
Pours the color of maple syrup, next to no head but I did not pour over aggressively.
The nose is slightly malty with a faint whiff of real maple syrup in there: not overdone and that could be easy to do when using maple syrup as an ingredient.

Drinks a bit like a Vermont maple soda, naturally a bit heavier and wheatier.Reminds me of the cereal from childhood called BUCKWHEATS from the 1970s (maple flavored buckwheat flakes). Not an overly light wheat beer by any stretch,and more flavorful than it is refreshing as it drinks a wee bit heavy.No alcohol detected whatsoever.

The beauty of this novelty beer is that the flavors and ingredients are artfully blended without being overwhelmingly sweet or malty/yeasty. The balance has to be respected even if it is naturally on the sweet side due to the boiled Vermont maple sap in there.

While the bomber wasn't necessarily a chore to get through, it might be better suited to sharing given the monotone sweetness, and would be a hit at a dinner party. Worth a try and a good effort from Rock Art.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:16:55 | More by Hendry
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanx KTBlue22:

Bottled Feb 19 (but that's all it says; assuming that's 2013)

Bomber to pint glass:

A: red/amber colored clear body with a two finger white foamy head that rapidly dissipates and leaves a tad of lacing in its wake

S: maple up front but not overbearing just combined nicely with some light malt and wheat, slight apples very faint

T: mainly sweet with the previously mentioned flavors, maple becomes predominant and lingers into aftertaste and finish

M: medium, sessionable, adequate carbonation

O: wow, what a nice brew, unsure if its truly an APA, but hey I'd have this one again and am certainly glad I opened it on Easter and had it along with the ham

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 21:58:41 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Vermont Maple Wheat Ale from Rock Art Brewery
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