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Vermont Maple Wheat Ale - Rock Art Brewery

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Vermont Maple Wheat AleVermont Maple Wheat Ale

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-28-2003)
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Reviews by MDDMD:
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-light amber color with a nice off-white head and some lacing

S-wheat, malt, maple, hint of sweetness

T-malt, maple, wheat bread, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-an interesting pale ale, a little sweet, but I do like the maple flavor, wish there were a little more hops present

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 23:12:15 | More by MDDMD
More User Reviews:
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2014 07:40:51 | More by bobv
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Nathan_S25

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 20:26:45 | More by Nathan_S25
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-07-2014 20:40:18 | More by jwps214
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2014 14:40:19 | More by erialbill
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with Morgo

Honey golden brown with an insta-vanish head. Maple and brown sugar are there but the first thing to catch my nose is an intense fruity, floral bubble gum. Tastes similar with the bubble gum being the dominant flavor. Ample maple backup. Savory smoked wheat fade that I really like. Too sweet to finish an entire 22oz I'm glad I had help.

I don't often like maple beers because of the fruity flavors boiled maple can throw off but Rock Art was clever enough to harness that with the natural bubble gum of an American wheat. In my limited sampling one of Rock Arts best.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 22:43:13 | More by donkeyrunner
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-14-2014 13:09:22 | More by BeerForMuscle
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-04-2014 19:46:15 | More by patrick802
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Riedel tulip glass. Liquid is a hazy maple brown that produces a moderate-sized off-white head that fades to a film after a couple minutes. Almost no lace.

Smells like maple! Maple is the biggest note I get on the nose, followed by wheat and cloves. I really enjoy how this smells!

Taste follows the nose, with maybe a little less maple. Aftertaste is bigtime maple without being too sweet and cloying. I think I may have appreciated a bit more of an assertive flavor, but I don't think that's what they were really going for. Really well put-together.

Mouthfeel is a bit of a disappointment for me. Pretty thin, and with too much carbonation. Finish is kind of watery, and there's a weird pause after the swallow where I don't taste or feel anything before the maple comes back for the aftertaste. I think they were going for a smaller beer, so I feel bad criticizing it, but I think that the flavor really screams for a thicker body.

Overall, it's a super drinkable beer with some good flavors. You could share this with people who aren't that into beer and they would probably like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 00:53:29 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-25-2014 18:39:19 | More by jbeervt
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j0hnc2468

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -2.2%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +7%
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 -2.2%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2013 00:20:56 | More by Janeinma
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Vermont Maple Wheat Ale from Rock Art Brewery
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