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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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BA SCORE
81
good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

A Maple Wheat Ale should have some kind of taste. In the glass it has a nice brownish color with little head which quickly vanishes. The nose is a very faint maple and not much else. Taste...nothing but a slight sweetness that you would miss being maple if you didn't know what it was. Being born and raised not far from the brewery I do. The rest of the taste is not there. None during drinking, no after taste. Nothing but slightly fizzy. Rock Art normally produces fine ales but this is not one of them. I may have gotten an off batch. If I was back home I would take the nearly full bottle to the brewery myself and ask them what was going on.

Massive disappointment. You could drink this all day but with Miller Light half the price and with more taste why would you?

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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

maybe the most underrated beer I have seen here on BA. its just so so good, so maple, and if you don't like maple, why would you buy this beer in the first place? an amber wheat based heavily on good maple syrup, a real treat for a Vermont outsider. a clearing heady amber brew, copper really, and emitting notes of fresh maple sap running free, and a hefty wheat malt base without much hops at all. the flavor is all maple sugar up front, and I think the wheat malt base is a genius platform for it to launch from, it sparkles and sings real Vermont, without being sickening or too strong or sweet, its lasting goodness and nothing more or less. carbonation may be a little low, but again and again after each sip I am reminded how good the wheat is as a base for the maple character, and it comes through so well. one of the top two or three maple flavored beers I have had, I would love to see more takes on this, its just super well done overall. perfect balance of maple and actual beer flavor. top dog in the field here, best maple wheat I have seen, although it is admittedly very few...

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Vermont Maple Wheat Ale from Rock Art Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.