New York Maple Syrup Grade Info

We offer four grades of our Pure NYS Maple Syrup.

  • Golden – Delicate, light in color with a delicate hint of maple.
  • Amber Rich – an amber color with a richer maple taste.
  • Dark Robust – Darker than amber with a robust maple flavor.
  • Very Dark Very Strong – our darkest syrup with our strongest flavor, a favorite for cooking.

The grades are determined by color first, all syrup is tested using a light transmittance which gives a number.

  • Golden = 75 to 100
  • Amber Rich = 50 to 74.9
  • Dark Robust = 25 to 49.9
  • Very Dark Very Strong = 0 to 24.9
NYS Maple Syrup Grade Info