Maple Sugaring – Grades

Maine Maple Syrup Grades

Grades of Maple Syrup – Maine Maple Sugaring Information

Definitions for the different grades of Manie Maple Syrup Maple syrup grades vary depending on the tree and the time of season you are tapping.

Maple Syrup Grades

Maple Syrup Grades

The tap made early in the season generally produces a Grade A Fancy Syrup – the lightest shade and most delicate flavored Maple Syrup. Sap gathered later in the season tends to produce a heartier Grade B Maple Syrup.If you would like to feature your Maine Sugarhouse or Maple Products in ME Living.com, contact us at MELiving.com – Maine’s Internet Magazine.

Maine Maple Syrup Grading System

Fancy, U.S. Grade A Light Amber Maple Syrup
This light amber colored syrup has a delicate maple bouquet and a delightfully mild maple flavor. Popular served over vanilla ice cream, in tea, or in any manner that complements its subtle maple flavor. Many enjoy a slightly-cooled heaping spoonful fresh from the pot!
gradeamedium Grade A Medium Amber Maple Syrup
This medium amber colored syrup with a pronounced maple bouquet and a characteristic maple flavor is most often used on pancakes, waffles, and as an all-around table syrup. Medium Amber is also delicious by the slightly-cooled spoonful.
Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup
A dark amber color with a robust maple bouquet and hearty maple flavor. Most often used to accompany breakfast entrees and as an all-around table syrup.
Grade B Maple Syrup
The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade used in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods.

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