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Maple Mistress - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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Maple Mistress
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BA SCORE
88
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mjvu11 on 11-07-2013)
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Reviews by BeerImmediately:
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into wide-mouth Dupont glass.

Pours with a short, off-white head - very soft looking, that fades to a consistent film. Body is rich orange - with western sunset.

Aromas are full and spiced. The squash comes through, along with lots of cinnamon, and plenty of maple sweetness.

Flavors are dominated by the sweetness, but not in a creme brulee type of level. Mouthfeel is actually pretty tame, given the ABV.... the carbonation is pretty strong, and helps cut through. Picking up maple-covered sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and allspice. Just a touch of sour, gourd quality in the finish, but not distracting. Mouthfeel is nowhere near as cloying as Pumking or similar.

Pretty darn tasty beer, and given the massive variety of pumpkin ales out there, this one has some nice, unique qualities.

More User Reviews:
Photo of klimoja
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split this bottle with another in a wine glass. I've been anxious to try this beer. I see it locally a lot. It has a thick mouth feel, very sweet cloying cordial like dessert taste. Delicious sipper on a cold night. Very impressive. Kind of a silly looking bottle although I have seen worse.

Photo of mjvu11
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As I sit here and sip this beautifully crafted Ale, I gather my full opinion of what's going on inside my mouth and brain. Not only is "Maple" in the title of this beer, but "maple" definitely shows itself. There is a hint of something different, which would be the butternut squash, that adds just enough difference to separate this pumpkin beer from the next. Another piece of the recipe would be the pirate rum spices that mix so perfectly with the pumpkin and maple creating a beautiful brew. Well done, I will be waiting for fall next year.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of AleYes
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Had it on tap recently at a local Richmond, VA pub, and just had it in the bottle last night. On tap it is amazing, in bottle the maple taste and sweetness was more noticeable, but not to where one could call it sweet. There is much more going on in this beer.

I am not a fan of pumpkin ales, but this one blew me away to the point where I actually sought it out and bought it in the bottle. The label states it is made with butternut squash. The beer is well-balanced, with the slight sweetness and taste of maple, and just enough spice notes and pumpkin (squash?) flavor to make it known, but not diminish the flavor of the beer.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

awesome beer

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Purchased at a beer shop near Tired Hands in PA - cant remember the name of it - pretty cool place though.
Pours an amber caramel color with a finger of foamy head. Actually really nice head on this considering the abv. Huge sugary sweet aromas - maple, caramel, cinnamon, and toffee. taste is really nice. all the same flavors as the aroma with a hint of vanilla or bourbon maybe. Its just a tad too sweet. Its so easy to drink being nearly 10%abv which is dangerous - I find myself drinking this fast. Overall, nice pumpkin brew and worth a visit.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Maple Mistress from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.