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Maple Amber Ale | Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Maple Amber AleMaple Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc.
New York, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by WesWes on 04-17-2008

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 9
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LizT
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rmargeson
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masonstorm
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The honey really comes through, along with notes of bubble gum, cotton candy, and tutti fruti. Hmmm Cookie dough? Whoa. This is full of surprises.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Cuzco. Pours a very clear copper color with a small cap of bubbly white head. Not much for retention and lace.

The maple is definitely notable, along with some toffee and toasty malts. All the aromas blend together perfectly and the smell reminds me of the first crisp fall morning...around here that’s not till December unfortunately! It kind of smells like French toast.

Taste shows more toast and the alcohol pokes through more than I thought it would. Not overly sweet, and the maple is there, just not quite as much on the syrup. Hops are tame, but do add a bit of noticeable bittering on the finish. Mouthfeel is pleasantly medium and goes down easy for a 7%'er. Good beer and something a bit different...well worth a try, thanks Nate!

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: clear copper colored body. a thin off white cap sits atop the beer. some spotty lacing is left behind.

s: nose is pretty subtle, some maple sweetness in there though.

t: taste is much bolder than the nose. maple syrup plays nicely in this beer. there is also a smooth woody character to this. and a nice little hop bite on the finish.

m: was expecting something fuller and stickier with maple in it, but this is a fruit beer so the feel is about right. smooth and creamy with a snap on the finish.

o: nice beer from a very good brewery. more people should seek out horsehead beers, well worth it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

starting the evening with a bomber of maple amber ale from one of my fav breweries in NY

A- pours a clear copper color with a slight head of foam that slips over to the sides of the glass. Strong presence of carbonation ripping upwards towards the glass. Not too much going on in lacing department

S- a scent profile similar to a reddish amber ale that swirls in with a strong maple syrup scent that establishes a good body of the brew. Good sweet maple scent

T- very good amber taste that blasts the mouth with maple syrup flavor. The maple flavor is extremely evident and clearly tasted on the palate. This is a delicious ale that establishes strong maple syrup flavor I have never tasted as strong as this

M- fair carbonation and syrupy (no pun intended) flavor all over

O- very good maple ale that is really different than most beers I have had that mention sweetness and maple flavor. Very enjoyable. I wish it was not made for just April each year

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint on-tap at J. Ryan's pub in Syracuse.
Clear amber color with a creamy white frothy head that dissipated slowly.
Aroma is very sweet upfront, with the maple clearly present along with hints of toffee and caramel.
Taste is similar to the aroma and sweet upfront with the caramel and maple evident. Towards the finish there is a nice bitterness, almost like a bittersweet finish.
Crisp, refreshing, tasty and easy to drink.
To be honest, I wasn't expecting much but this ale pleasantly surprised me.
Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bomber from Finger Lakes. In a tumbler.

A: The ale, more of a brown ale than a fruit beer (but who's counting), has a late autumn glow of orange-brown chlorophyll-sapped leaves. A little lighter, not the normal Aunt Jemima syrup but a less refined, more natural color. Translucent, I can vaguely make out shadows on the other side of the glass. A good-sized head, a finger and a half on the first few pours, leaves no lace behind.

S: Toffee and nuttiness, a solid brown ale, mix with a sweet, rich maple aroma. The maple is vague at first, improving as the ale warms to a steady, syrupy presence.

T: The maple tickles, standing out immediately. Toffee and nuts support the flavor of the maple, a brown ale to its core. The nuttiness has a bit of toast, darker breads that add to the base of the body. Hoppiness, citrus, isn't as standout but it doesn't need to be. The maple does the heavy lifting, its sweetness carrying the ale. Carbonation, despite the head, is absent through most of the ale, thinning it out about. The maple hangs out, a lasting finish to the ale.

M: For almost a year old, this ale has down quite nicely. The maple is treacly sweet, a full flavor that loiters long after each sip is gone. Horseheads has the ability to bring it; it is brung in this bottle.

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Maple Amber Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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