Tree Tapper Maple Brown
North High Brewing Company

Tree Tapper Maple BrownTree Tapper Maple Brown
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American Brown Ale
Ranked #273
Ranked #23,408
3.85 | pDev: 10.39%
North High Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Tree Tapper Maple BrownTree Tapper Maple Brown
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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

What it lacks in look and aroma, it makes up in taste and finish. Enjoyed on tap at Miller's Ale House in Columbus, had no lacing at all, and barely any aroma. The taste is brown sugar, pecan, and a fine bourbon finish with every sip.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/25/18. Nonic pint.

A: pours a dark brown, light easily penetrates showing a reddish, cola-like quality through the bottom 3/4 of the glass. Roiling carbonation and chunks of floating yeast. Initially 1.5 fingers of sandy head, but recedes to a thickish cap that lingers, but does not last until the end. Rings of lacing as I drink it down; impressive for how relatively old this is.

S: the smell is RIGHT for a brown. Chocolatey, nutty, medium roast Colombian /breakfast blend coffee, sweet underlying malt base.

T: taste follows the smell. Toasty, nutty, just off-sweet arrival. Bready, lightly sweet, chocolatey malt middle; a little hint of that bloody/flinty taste I sometimes get with darker beers but it is subdued. Do I taste a hint of smoke here? Perhaps a hint of root beer or sasparilla? Getting a little cloying as I reach the end of the glass.

M: hefty, burly brown. Active carbonation stops it from leaning into heavy territory, but it’s close. Slick.

O: Nutty, sweet, hefty. Pleased to report this is a really good brown. I’d still rank Squirrel higher, and probably Stone Fort and Mt. Carmel, but I would be interested to compare this to Turbodog. This is clearly heavier, but it’s also 6.2%. Despite how sweet this has become at the end, I really like it. Wouldn’t get six though.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L-The beer pours a dark brown, almost black. The head is fluffy 2 fingers of mocha. The head recedes to a thin film leaving light lacing.
S-The nose is malt heavy with a slight smokiness. Maple is light but noticeable.
T- On the palate this is a very typical brown ale. Malt sweetness up front finishing lightly smoky. The maple here is fighting to be noticed over the roasted malts and loses in the end.
F- Mouthfeel is pretty light. I feel like the beer is slightly overcarbonated which only highlights the thin mouthfeel.
O- A solid brown ale. The maple may have faded a bit from when it was originally canned. I would drink it again.

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

A bit more noticeable maple in the aroma, but it’s there in flavor along with a little bit of chocolate and nuts. Pretty solid base with a solid medium body and dark bread flavor. A solid brown ale.

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Photo of udfan07
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer. Drank this straight out of the can. Tasted a little bit of maple. The roasted malts were very present while I drank this. Beer had a smooth finish. Definitely would drink this beer again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a 6pck of this from the beer store around the corner. It poured a clear mahogany with off white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had maple syrup. The taste is a tad unbalanced...the bitterness seeps through the expected sweet malt. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a decent beer .

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tree Tapper Maple Brown brewed by North High Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.20% This American brown ale pours out a nice brown color with a nice creamy off white head. Has the look of sweet brewed tea, not saying that is a bad thing. There is some decent spotty lacing to this brew. The smell is sweet, with roasted grians and malts. You also pick up on some hop bitterness in the smell of this brew. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the nice roasted sweet of grains, malts and Maple. Reminds me of a breakfast time. The body is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about Tree Tapper Maple Brown, it has a real nice balance to it. It is also really hard to pick up on the 6.29% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel of this American Brown Ale is Bold, Sweet, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. If you are looking for a sweet but darker brew, you should look this one up. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.50 out of 5. This was one brew I will definitely look up again. North High Brewing Company , did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tree Tapper Maple Brown | North High Brewing Company. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this beer's got a two finger thick tan head, spotty lacing, and a profound reddish brown body.

Smells like just a touch of the maple with nicely executed traditional brown ale elements.

Again, the maple is more of a hint. The roasted malt is damn tasty.

Medium mouthfeel and mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Tree Tapper Maple Brown | North High Brewing Company with a 4.25

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Photo of BB1313
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a deep brown with auburn hues; fluffy khaki head that fades leaving very nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Caramel, maple and chocolate notes lead the way. The flavors follow the nose. The maple is balanced, but definitely noticeable. More caramel and chocolate along with some toffee. Subtle hints of vanilla in the mix. More maple syrup in the finish. It has a nice balanced sweetness. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light to medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice brown ale. The maple gives this one some character. It's also pretty clean and refreshing. Enjoyable stuff.

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BB1313 from Ohio, Feb 13, 2017
Photo of Sabtos
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the can clear ruby red but fills in as a muddy brown with a moderate, creamy khaki head settling to a thin blanket with a thick collar and clinging arms of lace.

Smell is uber-nutty, almost funky there is so much nuttiness, mainly consisting of cashew, walnut, and peanut, with a little medium roast coffee, bready malt, and hint of sharp cola.

Mmm, taste is refreshing at first, not as dull or earthy as the smell, with a sharp bite of sassafras, hints of maple, maybe some piney woody hops, and the toasted bread, nuts and coffee coming in big shortly after.

Feel is frothy, moderate, filling and little chewy.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Jan 19, 2017
Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/21/2016. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper/light brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, maple, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, light nuttiness/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, maple, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, maple, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, light nuttiness/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, maple, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, light nuttiness/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, maple, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.2%. Overall this is a very nice American brown ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, maple, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Surprisingly rich for the modest ABV, with a great presence of maple, and balancing hop character. A very enjoyable offering.

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superspak from Michigan, Jan 07, 2017
Photo of bluejacket74
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, I assume the canned on julian date (printed on the bottom of the can) is 16326 (November 21, 2016). Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a dark brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a bit of maple. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth, a bit slick and easy enough to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought it was a decent enough brew, but there really wasn't much maple in this so that was a slight disappointment. With that being said it's not a bad brown ale at all, it's worth a try if you haven't had it before. $2.19 for a single can.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice spacey brown ale from one of the best brewers in central Ohio. It has a whole lot going on and it is highly recommended.

It's medium dark brown with nice head and lacing. Pretty. The aroma is a nose full of sweetness - malty and maple smelling.

The taste is very full and pretty boozy for the ABV. It really delivers a big brown punch. There is dark, roasty malt with just a bit of hops bittering that balances well. They cooperate nicely.

This brew delivers a lot more than you would expect for a brown ale. It is very full flavored. One of the most satisfying beers I have had in a while.

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Tree Tapper Maple Brown from North High Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 41 ratings