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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,796 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 130
Gots: 305 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MiScusi on 09-21-2008

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
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Reviews by sevenarts:
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep, rich brown/orange with a fluffy tan/off-white head with good retention. Not much lacing. Distinctive-looking.

S: An interesting blend of the familiar smells of Belgian yeast and dark fruits, with autumnal spices: nutmeg, sweet potatoes, maple, and other spicy accents.

T/M: Sweet and sugary. With each sip, the initial sugary, syrupy sweetness soon gives way to a big sweet potato flavor and plenty of spicy hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and other fall/holiday spices. Real tasty and distinctive, and though it's certainly sweet and betrays lots of sugar and maple syrup, it's never gets to the point where it's overbearing or sickly sweet. Well carbonated, kind of tingly and spiky on the tongue.

O: A really original and delicious autumn/holiday beer. I like it better than most pumpkin ales I've had. In many ways it just tastes like a clever, subtle variation on a big Belgian quad or strong ale, rather than the gimmick it might've been given its unusual ingredients.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,796 ratings.