Maple Brown
Foley Brothers Brewing

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Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #44
Ranked #7,555
4.09 | pDev: 6.85%
Dec 10, 2021
Oct 20, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

The contents of a pint can fit into a clear Imperial pint glass just about perfectly. There was very little head, so one tilt of the can drained it. The color is a little more stoutlike, in another word, darker, than most browns. The sweetness of a malty brew is its aroma. The maple is only hinted at for the nose. The taste is richly malted and sweet, but the distinctive characteristics of maple are hard to find. The brewer's claim that there's plenty of it within isn't to be questioned. Maple, as distinctive as it is, can also be often overpowered by other flavors. What the maple here does is add another layer of earthy sweetness to a richly bodied brew. Count this among the many that have a well-disguised high ABV. This is a couple of negatives away from being a great brew. Although the mouthfeel is incredibly rich and smooth, it also drinks flatly. A little more carbonation would propell it to a higher rating. Also, there must be some way to get more of a maple flavor to the front, especially if it's included within the name. Still, for a sweet brew, this is very good and absolutely worth the effort. Thanks.

Dec 10, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Amendm from Florida

A moderate pour from a 16-oz. can produced a finger of creamy, lumpy beige foam with long retention and Polynesian Islands of lace. Opaque and almost black, deep dark brown.

Baked multi-grain bread greets the nose, toasted and sweet malts are evenly matched.
Faint hops and roasted malts fill-in the smell. The aforementioned elements take there places in the taste, except for the bread.

Semi-sweet and boldly bitter; equally from hops and roasted malt yet not overpowering.
Malty is the only way to describe this beer, caramel malt keeps the toasted and roasted elements in check. Chocolate warms the palate with baked pitted fruits and faint coffee .

Rich malty feel, plenty of carbonation. Smooth easy drinker, alcohol is well hidden*.
Medium plus body and well carbonated, an excellent example of an "Imperial Brown Ale"
( I think it should be a style). I'm giving this one high marks for being so true to style, higher than average ABV yet not so Porter/Stout-like. Highly recommended.

*After two and it warms, alcohol becomes noticeable.

Nov 03, 2019
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 26, 2019
4.31 by Handz from Rhode Island on Dec 16, 2018
4.09 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 08, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rand from California

22 oz bomber into a pint glass

Dark brown brew with an extra foamy head that seems to keep growing as it recedes. Big bouquet of sugary, syrupy malts, with toasty notes working as as backdrop for distinct notes of maple and oak.

More dry on the palate; the woody, oaky aspects are more prevalent than the nose portends. The added maple is distinct, but within reasonable boundaries, as offsetting bittering hops join flavor party toward the finish. If the brew has a weakness, it's a little too carbonated, which makes it difficult to really wrap your palate around the profile upon first sip. Still, tasty, easy-to-quaff brew.

May 10, 2018
3.75 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Feb 23, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Sampling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a rich chocolate brown color with airy, fluffy, khaki colored foam of several inches almost erupts over the edge of my glass. I poured very gentle and still the foam rises up very quickly in my glass. The foam recedes slowly leaving tight lattice on my glass and a significant surface layer that sticks around through the sampling.
The aroma is sweet malt and chocolate mixed with a nice hit of sweet maple notes. I dont get any hops nor booze at this point in the beer.
The first sip reveals a smooth textured beer with medium body and very fine rolling carbonation.
Flavor is what is expected from the nose with all malt of dark chocolate and some brown sugar with some sweet maple syrupy notes on the finish. I dont get any booze here and the hops are not present either.
I enjoy this beer and find it very easy to drink. Well worth a purchase if you like a nice malty brew that isnt too boozy.

Nov 18, 2017
4.09 by Murph106157 from Connecticut on Oct 27, 2017
4.13 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Aug 05, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The smell had some maple over top of a light piney hops. The taste was moderately sweet through the maple. Piney bitterness comes back to balance. Light dry malty aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel about it. Carbonation feels right. Stickiness of the maple comes back to slightly lay down on my tongue, but nice and balanced for the most part. Overall, as an American Brown ale, it works, nice balance between the maple sweetness and the piney hops. I’d have again.

Jun 09, 2017
4.25 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2017
4.27 by IBUBrew from Vermont on May 07, 2017
4.24 by Gkruszewski from New York on May 02, 2017
4.21 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Apr 24, 2017
3.85 by coldshowers from Vermont on Mar 29, 2017
4.43 by griffey123 from Connecticut on Mar 09, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours brown with a tan head. Some lacing as you enjoy the beer. Some sweetish maple and hops in the nose, a pleasant brown ale flavor with just a hint of earthy maple in the mouth. Yum!

Jan 11, 2017
4.38 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Dec 21, 2016
4.29 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Dec 04, 2016
4.13 by CaptDavyJones from New York on Nov 12, 2016
4 by sgregory from Connecticut on Oct 18, 2016
3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Oct 12, 2016
4.06 by gphelps70 from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2016
4.19 by Vivs85 from New York on Oct 02, 2016
3.99 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Sep 17, 2016
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Good retention and some nice lacing. Carbonation is apparent, ridiculous head on the first pour.

Nuttiness, grassy hops, light roasty malt, plastic note. 3.5

On the palate the flavors coming through much stronger – roasted nuts, dark chocolate, light espresso, toasted malt, smoky and sticky sweetness reminiscent of maple, bitterness coming through on the finish really balances the sweet notes nicely. Overall flavors coming together quite clean here and mouthfeel seems appropriate although could have a bit more texture. Regardless, this one is well done and a really enjoyable brown ale.

Aug 04, 2016
3.71 by SourAddict from Wisconsin on Jun 04, 2016
3.9 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Mar 27, 2016
4.04 by Hendry from Vermont on Mar 23, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

This is a sweet brown with a lot going for it. The feel dominates it for me, great body and good overall flavor rules the date. Nice sweet authentic maple - not a fake taste. A very good - outstanding beer.

Mar 18, 2016
4.12 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Mar 04, 2016
3.95 by harsley from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2016
4.27 by dsm45 from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2016
4.17 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2016
3.82 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Dec 25, 2015
3.93 by smb71481 from Vermont on Dec 13, 2015
3.96 by Bill-Brasky from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BoldRulerVT from Vermont

Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours very dark brown with one finger of head that dissipates.
Aromas are roasty, some alcohol.
Flavor is nice. Complex roasted malt with mellow sweetness of maple and good coffee bitterness on the finish. Some chocolate notes too.
Mouthfeel was excellent with the maple to thicken it up a bit.
Overall, I enjoyed the beer very much despite brown ales not being one of my favorite styles. This was tasty,

Dec 03, 2015
3.91 by TBonez477 from Vermont on Nov 29, 2015
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