Niagara Honey Brown Maple Wheat Ale
Niagara Brewing Company

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Style:
Brown Ale - English
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
3.07 | pDev: 17.59%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
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Niagara Brewing Company
 
Ontario, Canada
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Mindsquall from Canada

2.76/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured this gem into a standard pint glass.

Looks alright, nice golden amber with a slightly lingering head. Smells nutty at first, then sweet with maple undertones. As this brew warms, you can start to taste the burnt maple flavor make its way through, which isn't too bad at first. After a while, this gets a little too sweet for my liking, to the point where it can be hard to stomach. The finish has an astringency that I don't care for much. It's not a totally horrible beer, but I doubt I'd get this one again.

Apr 27, 2006
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Derek from Canada

2.97/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"Honey Brown Maple Wheat" is indeed confusing.

A: Very clear, not the least bit murky. Slight caramel/toffee hue, with a little fizzy head.

S: Sweet, somewhat maple-like.

T: A little wheat & maple, reminiscent of pancakes. Balanced to the sweet side, with a little grainyness.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation, nothing thrilling.

D: Easily approacable, with some interesting flavour, but it's too sweet for my palate... one was more than enough.

Feb 21, 2006
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pootz from Canada

2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Described on the label as "Honey Brown Maple Wheat"...BEER??? pours a amber-brown with a fair off white cap..doesn’t last long...mild to light lacing. I concur with Doug there is a candy like scent in the aroma... little else....malt body is under scored by a sweetness although it is not detectable as honey to me. Lightly hopped with a slowly drying finish (possibly from a combo of wheat and hops)...no detected "maple" in flavor or taste. This is a hard one to call..what is it? All I know is it’s something I will not seek out to purchase again.

Feb 17, 2005
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Jarod from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was bought in a 22 oz green bottle that was capped but covered in a gold foil. It poured a slightly cloudy dark gold/brown color, not overly cloudy to notice that it seemed to be semi-carbonated. The head was a cream/white color that lasted fairly well. It was fairly thick and foamy and lasted for some time then fell to a slight film on the glass. The lace was decent, white in color and stretched a good ways down. The aroma was simple to detect – mostly maple syrup with hints of a sweet malt which which were over shadowed by the maple aroma. The taste seemed to be slightly more complex, tastes of light maple syrup, yeasty-bready flavor, hints of sweet malt were also present all through-out the beer and the after taste left you with a maple syrup taste. Funny thing is, is that if you exhaled after you last sip you can taste the maple for awhile, quite strongly. This beer seemed to have a tart ciderish appeal to it, which was not bad but am not sure if it was going “bad” or that was just the characteristics of the beer. I rather enjoyed this beer and would get again in the fall when the leaves are falling.

Feb 19, 2003
Niagara Honey Brown Maple Wheat Ale from Niagara Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 4 ratings