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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,774 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 124
Gots: 302 | FT: 16
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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Reviews by PatrickJR:
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into St. Bernardus chalice.

A - Slightly hazy with a reddish brown color. A finger of light brown head rises. Retention is short before falling to a thin collar but forgivable due to the 10% ABV. Minimal lacing.

S - Somewhere between a Belgian and a pumpkin ale. A good deal of vanilla with a moderate dose of allspice/cinnamon/nutmeg aroma; again like a pumpkin ale. Molasses and caramel make appearances alongside a bit of Belgian chalkiness. Overall quite sweet and spicy smelling reminding me of the holidays to come.

T - Mostly in line with the aroma but a little more subdued than I would've guessed. Early on the brew is fairly sweet. A good deal of dark bread with pumpkin pie-like spices and a good dose of caramel with added dimension from the maple and molasses. Somewhere in the middle the Belgian character takes over with some phenols, chalkiness, and a dry, overripe fruitiness similar to plums, raisins, and indistinct berries. Alcohol presence and bitterness is a bit strong in the finish, washing away flavors that I wouldn't mind hanging on to for a few seconds.

M - Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Autumn Maple sort of thins out during the finish and the carbonation is a little on the high side. I would prefer a thicker and slightly sweeter beer.

D - Easy drinking, even if the alcohol is rather noticable. This is a pretty interesting hybrid of Belgian meets pumpkin ale, but I wouldn't mind a more substantial mouthfeel.

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
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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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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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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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.