Autumn Maple - The Bruery
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Reviews by Foxman:
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
It pours a hazy but warm deep ruby amber...not unlike maple syrup, hmmm? Two fingers of sturdy tan head sustain pretty much for the duration. Lacing is concentric and sticky.
The aroma is a spice-fest, resplendent with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and even pepper, all awash in vanilla, caramel, dark cherry, and syrupy sweetness. Oh...and quite the alcohol note as well.
Upon sipping, the caramel maltiness and honey sweetness slide across the palate, not quite cloying but pressing the sugary envelope. The sweetness buoys a note of candied yams, and enables the maple syrup character to become clearer. A central creaminess yields vanilla and a leathery dark cherry element. Alcohol is not only present, but it hits the sinuses briefly. The finish is actually surprisingly quick and crisp, dropping to a light tinge of sweet bite. The flavor, like the aroma, is quite busy, but it moves in an orderly fashion.
Medium bodied, it has a slickness that keeps the sweet and savory on point for a time, before it decides to cede ground.
Found these notes on my old iPhone from last fall, and decided no time like the present. Do I like this beer? I do. It fits in well for the season, and it might even go well on a short stack. That said, the sweetness and overall busy personality keep it in place for an occasional indulgence as opposed to a go-to dependable. Also, the bold ABV is present and pushy, perhaps more so than I'd want in conjunction with the spinning flavor wheel in place. Yes, I'd drink another, but just one, and then, sparingly.
Serving type: on-tap
05-29-2010 17:35:41 | More by Foxman
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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 1,483 ratings.