Maggie's Leap | Northgate Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northgate Brewing
Minnesota, United States
northgatebrew.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a traditional English Sweet Stout. Sparse hopping and the addition of lactose creates a wonderful sweetness and body to the beer which pairs perfectly with the roasted malt and coffee notes. Once perscribed as a nutritional supplement - this is one of the brewer's favorite styles of beers.

Added by Jason on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
34
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
34.16%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 34
Reviews by motorhed:
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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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Photo of ryancl
3.79/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
2.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The nitro can doesn't work. Simply flat and dead. Decent chocolate flavor but the lingering off-sweet lactose aftertaste and the mouthfeel are really bad.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.59/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown, almost black colour. Smells predominately of dark-roasted malts, with notes of dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Tastes much like it smells, burnt/dark-roasted malts, quite bitter, slight dark chocolate notes and coffee at the end; medium-bodied.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcpdx
2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Nitrous tap pint. After patiently waiting for the traditional dense frothy head to set I was eager based on the appearance. The feel was good but the flavor was far from imaginative, leaving me disappointed.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeardedAllen
4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.03/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of HopliteMpls612
2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Hopstout
4.07/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
1.83/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

On nitro. By far the least favorite sweet/milk stout I have ever had. The chocolate tastes chalky and the lactose is well over done. It tastes like I am drinking chemicals. A definite drain pour.

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Photo of Pug
3.94/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
3.33/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.96/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Maggie's Leap from Northgate Brewing
2.81 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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