Autumn Maple - The Bruery
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Reviews by PatrickJR:
3.78/5 rDev 0%
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2009 02:18:01 | More by PatrickJR
More User Reviews:
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.