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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
87
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.83%
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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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-22-2014 20:59:07 | More by Mikeypnh
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Freehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-25-2014 13:14:11 | More by Freehouse
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -13%

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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-25-2014 19:08:42 | More by Kegatron
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dranceboogie

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-21-2014 23:18:43 | More by dranceboogie
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-12-2014 16:03:58 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Chrisrp77


2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

03-21-2014 22:51:07 | More by Chrisrp77
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johnjohnbeer

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-22-2014 18:08:42 | More by Mike
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jivex5k

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-12-2014 14:22:03 | More by mendvicdog
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cestlavie

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

03-23-2014 01:50:39 | More by cestlavie
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-23-2014 01:13:31 | More by BColton1
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-18-2014 15:12:59 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-28-2014 02:57:20 | More by oline73
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +11.5%

Enjoyed at EBF 2014.

A definite highlight at the EBF for me. Orange hits first in the aroma and strong. Flavor is maple fudge mixed with orange wedges, Body is super creamy and spot on. Balances a nice sweetness while remaining refreshing. Please bottle this ASAP!

03-24-2014 20:42:13 | More by papat444
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Robtobfest

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-23-2014 23:39:40 | More by Robtobfest
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-23-2014 14:09:02 | More by Dave_Treat
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theschmooz

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-23-2014 14:08:47 | More by LinzBrit
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-30-2014 18:15:19 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Thanks to rudzud for this one. Can unreadable date something in 8/05/14

Light fizzy head fades fairly quickly, copper reddish maroon like brownish toffee color. Nice legs on the sides. 4

Nose is like fake orange, orange syrup cough syrupy kinda thing, mild booze brings a cointreau orange liquor like aroma, little cream, orange oil like potpourri oil, as it warms mild orange creamscicle. 3.5

Taste is similar, a bitter orange rind and fake orange flavor, chemical orange, with mild coffee cream and sweet candy cream thing, and into big time maple creams, candy, etc with fair to mild sweetness. little creamy orange creamscicle note but very little. Lingering maple and coffee creams, gran Marnier like flavor. Finish is dry but sticky, little booze warmth, weird bitterness like orange rind that doesn't blend well. 3.75

Mouth is med bod, syrupy, lighter carb, but not bad, booze isn't too out front. Booze brings like gran Marnier character but not boozy. 3.75

Overall mixed. 3.75

08-31-2014 01:45:33 | More by jlindros
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-20-2014 22:09:21 | More by Danny1217
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Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale from Due South Brewing Co.
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