Robust

50 - 79.9% 

For consumers who prefer a dark coloured syrup with substantial or robust taste

VERY DARK

CLASSIFICATION

A new maple syrup grading standard was introduced in 2017. The new four color categories in the ''A Grade'' are determined by the level of light transmission in the syrup as measured with a spectrophotometer.

GOLDEN

0 - 24.9% 

Delicate

For consumers who prefer a lighter-coloured maple syrup with delicate or mild taste.

AMBER

For consumers who prefer a full-bodied tasting syrup of medium taste intensity

25 - 49.9% 

Rich

DARK

This maple syrup is great for cooking, although some consumers prefer it for daily table use

Strong

75 - 100% 

FLAVOUR WHEEL

The flavour wheel is used to describe the flavours of maple products. It provides a scientific basis for accurate, reliable descriptions of the taste of maple syrup. The wheel consists of 13 flavours families and 39 sub-flavours divided into 91 attributes.