Maple Brown
Foley Brothers Brewing

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Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #34
Ranked #7,094
4.1 | pDev: 6.83%
Jan 06, 2023
Oct 20, 2014
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Taste at brewery. Dark brown pour, thin beige head. Sweet, nutty aroma, light smoky notes. Taste is sweet, light maple, nutty, roasty. Maple really supports the brown ale without overdoing it.
Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by DruC4 from Michigan

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From an undated 16 oz. can sampled on June 29, 2022.

The appearance is a handsome looking dark amber-brown with a modest, soft tan he that laces some and fades.

Immediately I pick up the aroma of toasted dark breaded malts, nuttiness, earth, and a subtle maple profile there.

The mouthfeel is low medium and smooth in texture.

The taste is sweet, roasty, and nutty, with the maple playing up in the distant background. Mild bitterness at the finish. It really reminded me more of a straight forward solid brown ale rather than one enhanced with maple. But I did like it.
Jun 29, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can; no birth date. Pours rich brown with 2 fingers of white foam. Tastes of smoked malt and charcoal with plenty of sweet VT maple syrup. Smell great and tastes even better. Seek this out! A great brown ale!
Jun 17, 2022
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Toasty caramels with a hint of chocolate, dark toffee, brown sugar, semi-sweet maple syrup, mild earthiness, light hops, chewable thick medium body, great brown ale
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Amendm from Rhode Island

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Handz from Rhode Island

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Feb 23, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.09 by Murph106157 from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by IBUBrew from Vermont

May 07, 2017
Maple Brown from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 80 ratings