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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,806 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,806
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 131
Gots: 310 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MiScusi on 09-21-2008

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
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Ratings: 1,806 | Reviews: 587
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Ruddy dark brown color. A little over a finger of creamy/frothy beige head that falls fairly quickly and leaves touches of spotty lacing.

4.5 S: Earthy with a certain dustiness to it, like an actual Belgian brown. Then there are the added components: molasses, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and of course YAMS! Additional spiciness from the Belgian yeast. The Belgian character mingles well with the peculiar adjuncts to make a great smelling brew. Color me impressed.

4.5 T: Again the odd couple flavors mesh really well. The Bruery loves making overly sweet, seemingly underattenuated messes, but this isn't one of them. Yes, it is on the sweet side, but it works well in this. The molasses and the spices instantly stick out. Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla in order of descending intensity. The yams offer an interesting alternative flavor to the pumpkin so often used. The earthiness of the Belgian brown that was so evident in the nose gets nearly lost behind the sweet and the spice, though the Belgian yeastiness and resulting spice is perceived. Alcohol is nearly not detectable.

4.0 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit chewy and a bit flem-inducing from the residual sugars. Otherwise creamy and smooth.

4.5 D: I usually find that everything that the Bruery makes that isn't hard to get sucks (less Saison Rue), but this is a damn good beer. It's definitely one of the better pumpkin ales available despite not actually having any pumpkin. Solid all around.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

It would be better if the molasses flavor didn't overpower the maple. I like it otherwise. Maybe it's a California thing, but he molasses hit my palate first which was not what I expected.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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