Fresh Review - This juice kind of surprised me. I’ve had juices before where maple can be this big overpowering, super sweet component to a juice and overwhelm every other flavor. Not the case here at all. Flavor-wise, the maple in this actually reminds me a lot more of a maple icing like you’d get on a donut, as opposed to a thick, overly sweet maple syrup. I’ll stop short of calling it super light, but it’s definitely smooth. I get the maple flavor on the inhale and early exhale. The walnut also shows up in the early exhale, but I’m not getting very much of it on a fresh bottle. At about the midpoint of the exhale I start tasting the apple. It’s not a big huge shot of apple, but it’s enough to compliment the maple. Tastes more like a green apple than a red to me, as I get just a bit of tartness to it. Not a candy or super sweet green apple though, pretty authentic to the fruit itself. That slightly tart apple flavor is what I’m left with on the finish. I really end up liking this one. I like the apple to maple ratio here better than the apple to honey ratio in Promised Land.
Aged Review - Yeah, so, I really like this one a lot. Like I said in the fresh review, most maple juices I’ve tried are just so overpoweringly sweet and mapley that it ruins every other aspect of the juice. That’s why I really don’t try a lot of waffle juices, even though they are very popular. The maple here is so much better. I don’t think I’d call it subtle, because I consider it to be the primary flavor of the juice, but it’s definitely tasty and a lot lighter than most maple flavors I’ve had previously. I feel like if anything really changed with this juice, the walnut may be just a tiny bit more potent than before, but it’s still pretty consistent. Maple on the inhale and early exhale, with the walnut popping its head in at the start of the exhale. The apple takes over about halfway through the exhale and sticks around through the finish. It leaves a nice mixture of tart and sweet lingering on my tongue. If you like the taste of maple, but don’t like the sucker punch of sweet that usually comes with it, check this one out.