US Grades of Maple Syrup

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    US Grade AA Light Amber (Fancy)
    A light amber colored syrup with a mild flavor, usually made from the first brief flows of the season. Considered the highest grade.

    US Grade A Medium Amber
    Medium amber color and pronounced maple flavor. A good general usage syrup delicate enough to be used with subtle flavors but is generally used as a table syrup.

    US Grade A Dark Amber
    Deep color with a flavor likened to caramel. Some find it a bit too strong in flavor for general usage but it can be used like Medium Amber grade.

    US Grade B
    Very dark amber, less sweet with a robust, molasses-like flavor recommended primarily for baking. This is the least expensive variety. Also known as Grade C in Vermont.

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    1. smiles7 78 months ago | reply

      Yes that time of the year. Our friends south of town said they were running like crazy last night and their big barrels full.
      Fine shot.

    2. Kooklamou - MA., USA 78 months ago | reply

      Breakfast at the Sugar Shack Saturday morning! Can't wait!! GREAT shot!!!

    3. McRusty 78 months ago | reply

      I need some pancakes!

    4. GollyGforce - Living My Worst Nightmare 78 months ago | reply

      Love this one... awesome focal range and composition!
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    5. deji.fisher 78 months ago | reply

      Looks great...but does it beat Canadian maple syrup..? :)

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