Autumn Maple - The Bruery
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Reviews by BrownNut:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
After reading some of the reviews here, I didn't even want to open this. I didn't want to waste a beer opportunity with so many others in my cabinet waiting to be tried. But I'm so glad I did. I was expecting some kind of really funky flavor but it was totally mild and enjoyable.
Also as a variant of pumpkin beers, I expected to run out of steam early in the first glass out of the bomber. With most pumpkin beers, I've had enough about a third of the way into it. Just not my thing and they just don't seem to work and seem like just a mouthful of spices. Not so here. It's just a really pleasant and even sessionable beer. It packs a punch at 10% though. I got a little too tipsy to write down specific tasting notes.
The only bad thing I can say about it is that I thought the head was strangely fizzy. It lasted longer than a Coca Cola head, but that's the kind of head it was, fizzy and poppy and loose and ultimately gone, leaving nothing. I'd love it if this thing would maintain a creamy, robust, enduring Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale head, but alas.
GOOD BEER. Thanks, Bruery!
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 01:00:44 | More by BrownNut
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3.71/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
For some reason, I let this one sit for a few years. Still tasted pretty good though. Pours a medium brown color with orange highlights throughout. Head is small, even with a hard pour. Head retention and lacing are minimal. This beer could have used a little more carbonation.
Aroma includes maltiness, an aroma reminiscent of pumpkin (the yams), the usual pumpkin beer spices and some molasses and brown sugar. Very nice.
Flavor is rich, as rich as some of the better pumpkin ales. The sweetness is balanced by the spices and the fairly neutral tasting yam flavor. All the flavors are pronounced and pleasant.
Mouthfeel is rich but lacking in carbonation. I thought I might have stored this beer too long, but I read other reviews complaining about carbonation issues. Still pleasant. no hint of alcohol except for a welcoming warming effect.
I'm not a huge fan of fruit and vegetable beers but his one is pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 01:06:33 | More by JayQue
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,482 ratings.