Autumn Maple - The Bruery
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
4.06/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle 10,0% Abv.
Served chilled and split between a snifter and wine glass.
No bottle date.
Appearance: Autumn maple appears a medium brown in the glass, however a back light transforms the body into a beautiful deep ruby red with bright golden-amber edges. A rough pour results in a massive light tan coloured head, that displays great retention, but doesn't leave much in the way of lacing.
Smell: Wow, the nose is far more quady than I expected - there is about as much banana-ery Belgian yeast as anything else. Some holiday spicing (cinnamon and nutmeg) is present alongside a touch of sweet potato, some caramel and brown sugar. As the beer begins to warm the nose really opens up, with the Belgian yeast falling behind notes of brown sugar, molasses, toasted malt and an increased spiced character (ginger and all spice join in).
Taste: As with the nose, initially the flavour is very Belgian with a large spicy banana yeast quality. This however fades with warming to reveal fantastic sweet notes of molasses and brown sugar as well as a nice amount of spicing, toasted malt and a little sweet potato. There is only a hint of the 10% noted in the flavour, even at room temperature.
Mouthfeel: Initially, as with most beers, Autumn Maple is over carbonated for my tastes. However the carbonation is smooth enough that the high level isn't too bothersome and it settles down nicely. The body is where this beer shines in comparison to other holiday ales - it is just shy of full and lightly sticky.
Overall: Autumn Maple is an interesting take on the pumkin/holiday ale style. I think I would have preferred it without the Belgian yeast strain.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 21:47:47 | More by Thehuntmaster
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 1,482 ratings.