50 - 79.9%
For consumers who prefer a dark coloured syrup with substantial or robust taste
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.
0 - 24.9%
For consumers who prefer a lighter-coloured maple syrup with delicate or mild taste.
For consumers who prefer a full-bodied tasting syrup of medium taste intensity
25 - 49.9%
This maple syrup is great for cooking, although some consumers prefer it for daily table use
75 - 100%