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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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Reviews: 593
Hads: 1,886
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 151
Gots: 348 | FT: 18
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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 sweemzander:
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date. Huge thanks to mb2696 for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a cloudy reddish mahogany color that produced a decent off-white to tan head that dissipated fairly quickly to bubbles.

(S)- A spiciness of nutmeg & cinnamon with ample pumpkin, molasses, brown sugar, & maple syrup. Wait, apparantly the pumpkin I smell must be yams! This smells amazing! Nutty & sweet. I can see how this is called Autumn Maple, cause its perfect for Fall.

(T)- Very rich with a dense molasses & maple spiciness. The sweetness of the yams comes out caramel-like with ample nutmeg & cinnamon. Definitely has more flavor & oomph than your average 6pk of pumpkin brew.

(M)- A good carbonation level & balance of flavor. Rather thick, almost a chewy feel due to how many yams were used in this. At first I didnt like how dense & almost chewy this was, but it grew on me the more I had of this. For what this is, the thick mouthfeel doesnt bother me.

(D)- A very interesting & unique brew that really suits the fall & early winter season. The yams used instead of pumpkin creates a nice rustic feel to the beer. Full-bodied & rich. Tons of flavor; alot more than your average brown ale/pumpkin beer. My new personal favorite for the fall season. . . now if I can just acquire more of this somehow. The only thing that bothers me is that this is under the Belgain Strong Dark category. . . doesnt fit it really at all.

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of tbryan5
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Deep red, brown that reminds me of fall. Off-White head with no lacing.
S- Fall, spice, earthiness, cherries
T- Earthiness and spices up front. Then, cherries with a faint pumpkin. Great with fall weather.
M- Perfect carbonation with a nice balance to dryness and slick coating of the pallete.
D- I want another!

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tjumfrid
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jamato3000
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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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Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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