Autumn Maple - The Bruery
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.15/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
One finger head dissipates quickly to leave wisps of foam atop the warm dark amber beer.Candied sugar, strong sweet caramel, and baking spices greet the nose. Candied sugar, molasses, caramel, allspice, and cinnamon start the flavor parade. I got some yams as it warmed, along with a hint of the base malt which was reminiscent of a double amber, coppery flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty balanced. I assume the ABV has a hand in this since carbonation is not visibly active.
I am not one for pumpkin or spiced beers, so I came with low expectations. With that in mind, this is an OK beer, and definitely one of the best spiced beers I've had. Far too often, the brewer gets a little too spice happy when brewing a beer such as this, so I'm happy to see a little restraint from The Bruery. They didn't restrain themselves too much though, since a quick look at the ABV and ingredient list will clue you in that this is not your normal winter warmer. Good for The Bruery for trying something new and doing it successfully, even if it's not perfect.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 04:23:28 | More by Philousa
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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.