Sugar Moon Maple – Garrison Brewing (Canada)

Sugar Moon Maple – Garrison Brewing, 6.3% ABV, (Halifax, NS, Canada)

On the side label:

“A true Canadian ale brewed with Nova Scotian maple syrup. Dark, smooth and tasty, best enjoyed under a cold sugar moon!”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: D+
  • Why I kinda like it: N/A
  • Where I got it: W.16th (?)
  • How much: <$7 for a 500ml, Spring 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: No

Tasting Notes: pours almost clear light maple syrup brown, small head, thick and sticky lacing, several CO2 streams. Strong maple syrup on the nose. Smokey malty start with 7/10 sweetness with flavours of maple and brown sugar in the mids and a mild bitter finish. Astringent sourness at the start which I DON’T LIKE. Med-light bodied, with most of the intensity coming from the maple flavours. This is the 2nd tasting and this time I notice the off-putting sourness that persists to the finish. I don’t recommend. The Fernie Sap Sucker Maple Porter is much better.