There are four grades of pure maple syrup, they are:
Grade A Golden Color, Delicate Taste: This light syrup has the mildest maple flavor and is made early in the season.
Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste: Still light in color, this syrup has a more full-bodied maple flavor.
Grade A Dark, Robust Taste: This syrup is for those who prefer a substantially stronger maple flavor.
Grade A Very Dark, Strong Taste: This bold flavored syrup is ideal for cooking and baking, and is made late in the season.
Appears in: Maple Syrup FAQs