Originally Posted by buckytom
you can still get different grades of maple syrup on roadside stands made and (probably illegally) sold by locals in vermont.
I don't know that they are illegal grades--you have grade AA, A, B. The grades are based on when the sap is collected during the season. We found that spring of 2012 produced a sap that had more of a molasses flavour. We attributed that to the drought of 2011.