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Monday, March 21, 2011

Maple Bock Review


Another day, another bock. This one comes from Trafalgar Ales & Meads in Oakville, Ontario, which make quite a few different beers. This bock has been brewed with pure maple syrup, which is why the name Maple Bock seems fitting. As usual, the beer comes in a 650 mL bottle and is 6.5% ABV.

The bock has a very dark reddish/brown color and pours smoothly with a thing tan ring. The aroma is predominantly roasted malt with an easily detectable maple syrup note and a bit of roasted nuts. What this reminds me of is Tim Horton's maple pecan danish, which I love so much. The beer is very lightly carbonated and has a mildly creamy, yet thin mouth-feel. The taste is enjoyable with more of the roasted malt and nut flavours and just a hint of sweet maple syrup which appears near the end, but develops well with the finish. The finish, itself, is similar to the taste, though there is quite a bit more of the roasted nut and maple syrup flavours. The 6.5% is masked very well, but you can feel its impact towards the end of this 650 mL bottle. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely buy it again.

Scores:
Cost - $4.55 for a 650 mL bottle
Taste - 8.1/10
ABV - 6.5%

Overall - 8.1/10...love maple syrup and walnuts? Then you will love this beer

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