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Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale - Due South Brewing Co.

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Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream AleMaple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-23-2014)
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rubberarm21

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

08-28-2014 17:07:52 | More by rubberarm21
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theschmooz

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-28-2014 00:36:48 | More by theschmooz
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jivex5k

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Was looking forward to this beer...A bit disappointed but I knew I was taking a risk. For what it's worth I'm not the biggest fan of orange, but I have been enjoying Due South's caramel cream ale in a can. That said I will try and be as objective as possible here.

The appearance is nice, good head retention, solid color, slightly orange but it could be my mind tricking me. Unfortunately this seems to be the best quality of this beer.

It's got a very heavy orange aroma, expected of course, it's powerful. Then the maple hits the back of the aroma along with some...I don't know, a prickly smell if that makes sense...like spice or something. Also get a bit of caramel, but mostly orange and maple. It smells...artificial? Hard to say but it does...

Ok...I'm warming up to the taste...hmm...yes...ok...This isn't as bad as I first thought, maybe just a system shock? I mean literally from the time I started writing this til right now I thought the taste was not great, but now it's OK. Lots of orange in the swallow, caramel up front, maple finish. The orange really hits the back of your throat and the maple coats your mouth. The orange is ruining this beer for me, but like I said, subjective, so I won't dock a lot of points for that. OK...I can see a citrus lover enjoying this.

Mouthfeel is solid. Creamy cream ale, well done.

Overall, while not my cup of tea personally it's well done, except for the artificial maple flavor. Take out the orange and I'd buy it again.

I wasn't able to finish the can FWIW. Just too much sweetness and orange.

08-27-2014 00:49:33 | More by jivex5k
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-26-2014 19:42:59 | More by wiltznucs
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Freehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-25-2014 13:14:11 | More by Freehouse
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joemochas

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-25-2014 04:04:09 | More by joemochas
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Pinball_Guy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-23-2014 23:43:03 | More by Pinball_Guy
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johnjohnbeer

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

This beer is insane. I've never had anything like it. We had it at a tasting and almost everyone thought it was one of the most unique beers we've ever had. Really enjoyed this. Cream mouth feel and then every flavor listed right in a row. The maple finish is a nice touch.

08-23-2014 00:56:47 | More by johnjohnbeer
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wesbourne

Florida

3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

08-22-2014 01:37:00 | More by wesbourne
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-20-2014 22:09:21 | More by Danny1217
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Gator_Nation

Florida

3.24/5  rDev -18%

08-20-2014 03:04:12 | More by Gator_Nation
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -13.9%

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body. Deep orange when held up to the light. Pours with a big off-white head. Some lacing and a thick collar.

Smell - Orange can be smelled across the room. Pungent and very fresh smelling. Maple behind it.

Taste - Much more maple-y, especially up front. Bright orange, but it's more subdued up front. Some caramel malt. Orange flavor comes back with a pithy bitterness steeped in bright orange flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. Surprisingly bitter.

Overall - This is the kinda beer where the name tells you exactly what it will taste like. Orange stronger in the nose, maple stronger in the flavor.

08-20-2014 00:51:18 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-18-2014 15:12:59 | More by ShanePB
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-18-2014 00:27:43 | More by Circleo12
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suckaj

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-17-2014 23:12:43 | More by suckaj
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Satsuma

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-17-2014 12:55:28 | More by Satsuma
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-14-2014 02:50:42 | More by ChrisKayler
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-13-2014 18:49:54 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-12-2014 16:03:58 | More by TheSamKuehn
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KRG

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-06-2014 21:05:43 | More by KRG
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-28-2014 01:02:04 | More by Jmbbabson
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Beerly-Departed

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

06-02-2014 10:16:03 | More by Beerly-Departed
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2014 00:13:14 | More by cjgator3
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-07-2014 04:24:05 | More by Auror
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-12-2014 14:22:03 | More by mendvicdog
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Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale from Due South Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.