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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,498 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 109
Gots: 233 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!), this autumn seasonal is a different take on the "pumpkin" beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening.

ABV: 10%, IBU: 25, SRM: 15, Release: Fall

(Beer added by: MiScusi on 09-21-2008)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle for $3.99 on clearance. Can't beat it.

Appearance - Murky deep orange/brown. Billowing khaki head that nearly overflows the glass. Settles quickly, though. Thick collar.

Smell - Very spicy. Distinct Belgian character to it. Bright light malts balance with a deep brown sugar and maple aroma. Inviting.

Taste - Maple comes out much more here, with the spice being subdued into the finish. Dominated by caramel malt, detracting a bit from the complexity. Lingering sweet finish, but not cloying.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Nowhere near as sweet as I remember it. Boozy.

Overall - I don't love the style, but I enjoyed this. Tough to distinguish the yam base. Tasty combination of extraneous flavors.

02-02-2013 03:10:49 | More by Alieniloquium
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Michigan

2/5  rDev -47.1%

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dcurrin

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-25-2011 04:00:27 | More by dcurrin
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blackwingedhorde

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-06-2012 05:49:08 | More by blackwingedhorde
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-09-2012 00:45:45 | More by sabitu
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tjumfrid

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%

A: Light golden color. Goldfish and clear.

S: Strong honey. A resemblance of mead.

T: Starts with honey and yam and finishes with baked beans. Yes..I can taste baked beans.

M: Light, fruity but slightly viscous.

O: A good beer from The Bruery. I'm glad they tried something different for their fall seasonal..not sure it really beat the good ol' pumpkin ale though. It definitely got very sweet towards the end. Good beer overall.

10-01-2013 04:36:16 | More by tjumfrid
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-30-2013 21:57:50 | More by NWer
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California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-09-2014 07:11:30 | More by freshflesh
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warnerry

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%

2010 vintage poured into a snifter.

A -- Pours a deep reddish brown with one finger of off-white head. Head fades pretty quickly leaving only small spots of lacing.

S -- Brown sugar, cinnamon and other spices up front. Also some vanilla and bready malts. Smells good. A little sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.

T - A bit of candi sugar, brown sugar and maple-glazed yams followed by a significant spice presence. Cinnamon and nutmeg stand out. Similar to the smell, there is some sweetness, but this wasn't nearly as sweet as I thought it might be. I really enjoyed the taste.

M - Medium/full mouthfeel that is a bit syrupy. Finishes pretty dry from the spices.

O- I haven't had this fresh, but with more than a year on it, this is a very enjoyable beer on a cold winter night.

12-09-2011 01:23:49 | More by warnerry
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-08-2012 01:30:14 | More by DWolf
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California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-23-2013 02:13:42 | More by Callmecoon
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jisom123

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-28-2011 22:49:44 | More by jisom123
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Dbrulet

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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09-21-2013 16:12:07 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

750 ml botle pours a murky copper body with a large beige head that retains poorly. Subsequent pours reveal a powdery sediment that looks like spice additions.

Aroma is heavy on the spices, lots of nutmeg and ginger. Yeasty esters are also prominent. A vegetal note that seems more pumpkin than yams is underneath.

Medium bodied mouthfeel has a Belgian yeasty character.

Taste finds the nutmeg and ginger spiciness once again leading the show. Vegetal character still screams pumpkin. Molasses is not noticed, but the maple syrup emerges nicely as it warms. Some herbal hop bitterness isn't bashful, and provides some good balance. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

I expected this one to be a malt bomb. Far from it, however! It ends up evenly balanced and is an intriguing sipper to usher in the changing od the autumn leaves.

10-27-2009 14:40:40 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Large bottle, w/o any freshness info. Pours dark brown and murky, dark khaki head, moderate collar and fairly minor spotty lacing. Spiced up nose, with sweet malts, and vanilla also coming to the party. Thanksgiving spices, sweat potatos, pumpkin, plenty of dark and sweet malts floating around. Rich, sweet, nice for fall, warming and tasty. Perhaps too sweet for my tastes, but still a nice fall offering from Bruery. Has thanksgiving dinner desserts written all over it.

09-22-2009 01:29:57 | More by Billolick
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ElSid

California

3.59/5  rDev -5%

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A: Deep amber brown with an effervescent head of off white to khaki foam which dissipates to a thin layer that then slowly fades to a cling on the glass.

S: The spice complexity jumps out with highlights of maple syrup from a base of yam sweetness. The sweetness to build as the beer warms.

T: The allspice and cinnamon build as the molasses and maple syrup join in an attempt to bring a balancing sweetness. The yams add a sweet carbohydrate, slightly candied foundation to the brew. There is very minimal earthy hop bitterness. The yeastiness comes through in the end with a moderate amount of booziness.

M: The beer has a light to medium feel with similar amounts of carbonation.

O: The spices shine here but in the end overwhelm the remaining components of this beer, particularly the candied yam presence. The flavors here don't quite combine into a synergistic whole. A laudable attempt at creating a novel fall brew but overall can use some polishing.

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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -16.7%

Appearance: dark brown with a twinge of red in color, one inch head, cloudy, high carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, alcohol, pumpkin spice

Taste: pie crust, caramel, and bread dominate—bit of pumpkin spice and apple at the end

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, bitter start with a sweetish end, crisp

Overall: A complex brown ale where the spices are there but they are muted at times. Unfortunately this one was a bit of a disappointment. While it is not bad, it just did not have the flavor to justify its price. I did not get any maple taste whatsoever but plenty of sweeter brown ale. I will not be picking this one up again.

10-27-2011 14:43:42 | More by tigg924
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aquazr1

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-20-2013 04:32:00 | More by aquazr1
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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.