Do you love maple syrup? Of course you do. Perhaps you don’t love it as much as Vince Vaughn does in Wedding Crashers, but there’s not a lot to dislike about the sweet tree sap.
But what about maple beer?
Personally I’ve heard of and written about stranger things such as that abomination of a brew from Rogue called the Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale.
So, upon finding Peak Organic’s “The Maple Collaboration” Ale, I had no fear of picking up a bottle for research purposes to provide you with the necessary information about whether or not to spend your hard earned pennies on this alternative brew.
Made with organic oats from Maine and organic maple syrup from Vermont, The Maple Collaboration is more or less a situational beer. Need a little pick me up in the morning with those flapjacks or waffles? Then this is the beer. How about a beer to balance a spicy brat or a tasty sud to handle that random maple syrup craving that everyone one has once a year. Yup, this is the beer for you.
Overall, The Maple Collaboration isn’t really a home run hitter, but rather a perfectly drinkable/non-flashy concoction that satisfies particular fixes or the occasional desire just to enjoy something different.
Here’s my complete review:
Peak Organic Brewing Company’s The Maple Collection (6.2% alc)
The beer pours with a light maple amber color, edging towards the blissfulness of a tequila sunrise. Pleasant scents of sweet ale and candied orange peel engulf the nose along with a subtle amount of maple and caramel. Light and low in carbonation, the palate is somewhat muted in comparison to the nose with only hints of maple malts and hops that linger on the finish. Drinkable, but lacking the complexity that many might demand.
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