Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,773 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 1,773
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 124
Gots: 300 | 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 psuKinger:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanksgiving Day 2011. Bomber poured into one of my mom's Coors Light pint glasses.

A: Pours a hazy light orange color with a moderate off-white head that dissipated quickly.

S: Malt sweetness and "fall spices" rise from the glass, all at a moderate volume. I think I can smell the Molasses as well.

T: Lots and lots of Fall/holiday flavors in this, and in typical Bruery fashion, all of it is artistically rendered. The "brown base" and molasses combine to lay the foundation for this beer. The belgian yeast strain builds upon that, adding a bit of breadiness and spice. The yams are present, as advertised. I think there's a touch of cinnamin here as well. All of these flavors take turns moving towards the forefront here.

M: Carbonation is more present here than in other bottles I've had. That's appreciated. Otherwise, there's not much overly remarkable in the mouth here. It's a bit on the thin side, and finishes a touch too sweet for my tastes.

D/O: This is a unique and interesting seasonal brew. Lots of crazy unique flavors, all shining through in a seasonally-appropriate fashion. But it's not terribly drinkable for me. I enjoy it as a unique beer appropriate for the holiday, on rare occassion. I will certainly have this beer again... a year from now.

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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 1,773 ratings.