Double Maple Brown
Foley Brothers Brewing

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From:
Foley Brothers Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #31
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,599
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 4.58%
Ratings:
58
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 14, 2022
Added:
Mar 21, 2015
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  9
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Double Maple BrownDouble Maple Brown
Notes: None
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4.34 by hotwired from New Jersey on Jan 14, 2022
 
3.9 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Dec 19, 2021
 
3.91 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Dec 19, 2021
 
4.12 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Feb 21, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 16 oz. can sampled on February 7, 2021.

Attractive amber pour with red highlights under a modest, lasting tan head. It looks the part 100%.

Lovely sweet and malty aromas along with the promised maple syrup, a touch of licorice and smoke, and a light floral hop note.

Medium body.

Sweet and malty taste along with the maple and a refreshing floral bite of hops at the end. Little to no booze in the aroma or in the taste. A nicely done Imperial Brown.

Feb 07, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

It’s not exactly news that I’m a sucker for maple in pretty much anything. But in beer? It is absolutely blissful when done right. Some of my favorite beers of all time utilize maple, but it’s usually in a stout base. I think it’ll be interesting to see how it translates to the lighter base of a brown ale

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of light brown head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves no lacing at all

Honestly my first impressions of the nose are really disappointing, it’s as if almost nothing’s there. I’m picking up on notes of artificial maple syrup, dark bread, milk chocolate, and vanilla, but it’s all very subtle. Still, not bad, and gets better as it warms

The taste is at least a bit more present, but nothing mind blowing. On the front end I taste chocolate malt, light maple, and sweet caramel. The swallow brings notes of more artificial maple, sticky sweet caramel, a bit of a dark fruit complexion, a flash of earthy hops, brown sugar, and dark bready malt to close it all out

A medium full body pairs with light tingling carbonation for a smooth yet heavy beer. Finishes dry and surprisingly crisp for a beer of its size, so I’ll give it that

I won’t lie, I struggled with this one a bit. It was a bit underwhelming and subtle. But, for what it is, it’s pretty good. I think I was just hoping for a little more presence, but I’ll still happily finish off the can

Jan 28, 2021
 
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2021
 
4.18 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Jan 06, 2021
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Oct 18, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 11/24/19

A: Deep, dark brown, nearly black - opaque except around the edges - pours with a medium sized tan head, retains a few wisps of a cap and a small collar, leaves a nice wall of lacing

S: Rich malts and yes, some maple syrup - smells dark enough that this could probably pass as a porter, if not a stout, but it does still smell like a brown ale - some slightly roasted notes and chocolate malts, but mostly the aroma centers on dark bread, bread crust, and maybe some biscuit - nutty, as most brown ales are - the maple aroma is definitely here, more of a dark amber syrup than a more mellow variety - sweetness from malts and from the maple, comes together quite remarkably with the roasty, bready, and nutty aromas

T: Dark flavors, with just hints of roast, not really burnt - loads of dark bread and bread crust, biscuits, caramel grains - somewhat nutty - maple is just as obvious as in the aroma, but it hits after the roasty, nutty bread crust flavors - really nice maple flavor without being overly sweet - some additional sweetness from the malts, but definitely not cloying - some lingering roast followed by maple

M: On the heavy side of medium, medium carbonation, smooth

O: Hold on a minute, Maple Brown isn't a style...

I suppose the best descriptor of this would be a Double/Imperial Brown Ale with maple added. Regardless of what box the style fits in, I enjoy it. Double Maple Brown is meant to be sipped on a cold night. Or you could pour it on pancakes, whatever.

Nov 24, 2019
 
4.02 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2019
 
3.88 by mjw2808 from Maryland on Feb 20, 2019
 
4.44 by Handz from Rhode Island on Dec 16, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is incredible beer, a stronger brown ale packed with high quality maple syrup, darker than most, more of a deep roasted element than i am used to in the style, but still short of the unmalted roasted barley bitterness of a porter or stout, just deep though, complex, full of dark chocolate and raisin character, plenty of earthy dryness to balance the sweetness of the maple, which seems fermented down a little bit, its not over the top in aroma or flavor, but isnt dry either, and is amazingly well integrated here. trace smoke in here keeps it grounded, some dry cocoa, birch, maple sweetness, toffee, fig, even prune, its fantastic, rustic, and has just a little bit of an english yeast flavor as well, exquisite quality overall. some could argue that it needs more maple, but i would hate to ruin the balance involved here, its deep and nuanced and warms up brilliantly. i loved it in the summer, we all did, but i want it on a windy colorful november afternoon as i wear a flannel and slow cook some meat. it screams fall, and its awesome. some of the best beers i have had from these guys no doubt!

Aug 25, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

Vigorous pour yields a one inch light tan head over a dark brown body with some nice lacing. Nose of roasted malt, slight chocolate, and slight maple. Taste mirrors nose very well with a nice feel. Overall, a job very well done with great maple flavor and not too much sweetness. Cheers to the Bros of Brandon!

May 13, 2018
 
4.39 by Murph106157 from Connecticut on Oct 27, 2017
 
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 14, 2017
 
4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Aug 03, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin off white foamy head that dies off at a good pace to leave a film rolling all around. The aroma starts off with a huge sweet maple syrup flowing into nutty sweet brown ale notes. Moderate amount of caramel and toffee notes. The flavor moderates between the caramel and toffee sweet malts to the maple syrup sweetness. Nice roastiness hits with a little bit of toast and cake. Lingers into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it, surprisingly enough. Doesn’t seem like 7.9% and this also is a fresh batch too. Carbonation seems good, but there is some stickiness to it. Overall, perhaps closer to an English strong ale or porter. Doesn’t seem like there’s enough hops for it to be American styled. But still a highly enjoyable offering.

Jun 09, 2017
 
4.38 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

excellent looking brew, dark brown with a nice fluffy tan head. notes of creamy chocolate, roasty malts, creamy, sappy maple, brown sugar, nutty. overall very smooth and has some sticky sweet maple notes.

Mar 12, 2017
 
4 by petermethot from New Jersey on Feb 26, 2017
 
4 by Jhfinn from New York on Feb 26, 2017
 
3.84 by acurtis from New Jersey on Feb 25, 2017
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 13, 2017
 
3.87 by smb71481 from Vermont on Jan 22, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Picked up a few bottles on a recent Vermont run. I'm a huge Foley Brothers fan, most underrated brewery out there. This is a very tasty brew. Not as much maple as you would expect based on the name but it's very good nonetheless. Not upset at all that I bought 3 bottles. Will buy every time I see it!

Jan 21, 2017
 
4.29 by edthehead from New York on Jan 08, 2017
 
4.31 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.8 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts on Apr 21, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Pours a dark cola brown color with a 1-finger khaki head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing.

The aroma is quite nutty, with lots of brown sugar. The maple is present but very subtle.

On the flavor I get roasted nuts, raisins, and oatmeal. There's just a touch of maple on the back end.

The feel is rather light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, with a light alcohol burn at the end of each sip.

Overall a good brown ale that doesn't quite bring as much maple flavor as I had hoped. Still has lots of solid flavors and aromas. Would definitely drink this one again.

Apr 21, 2016
 
4.43 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2016
 
4.19 by scottbrew4u from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2016
 
4.09 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont on Mar 20, 2016
 
4.32 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Mar 18, 2016
 
4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Mar 18, 2016
 
4 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Mar 16, 2016
 
4.18 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Mar 10, 2016
 
4.2 by Bieniek30 from New York on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.43 by HDRider08 from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2016
Double Maple Brown from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 58 ratings