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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,731 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,731
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 124
Gots: 294 | FT: 15
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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Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a muddy brownish copper with golden edges. There is about a half finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly. The nose is complex - maple, pumpkin and assorted fall spices. The taste starts off mildly tart and the flavor builds to include seasonal spices and yams. There are both sweet and dry notes on the finish along with a slight alcohol warmth. This is a pretty complex offering that would be perfect alongside turkey with all the trimmings.

57md, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Acropora, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Rast, Nov 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

CMack71968, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JeffTheJuice, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

NickBeery, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

abeerdude, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

polopaul20, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Kreko7, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy caramel amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. When viewed from a distance, the beer is opaque. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of yams and pumpkin pie spices are present in the nose—nutmeg and cinnamon seem to stand out in particular.
T: The overall taste mostly follows the smell and has hints of brown sugar and associated sweetness from this and the yams.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is surprisingly drinkable for such a strong beer as it manages to hide its alcohol very well. It's a nice alternative to a pumpkin beer if you are looking for something seasonal to have during the autumn months, such as during Thanksgiving dinner.

metter98, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

LafInfluenced, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GraduatedCashew, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

tbizzle0, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mscottjohnston, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Sarmartay, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

WVUbrew, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

razorsdescent, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jrfehon33, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

richkrull, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

I_Like_Beer, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a goblet at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: rich amber-brown hue with a lots of haze and a thick finger of creamy tan foam atop. Quite attractive.

Smell: malty, nutty and sweet; not terribly maple-y, but I imagine a lot of that character fermented out. It's got a little bit of a pumpkin spice character going on; it's definitely autumnal. Overall, pretty good.

Taste: rich and malty; quite sweet and highly reminiscent of pumpkin spice. Not bad, although it lacks subtlety. The alcohol is definitely an element here, but it's not overpowering, which could have been a danger here. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a super smooth and creamy consistency. I really like it a lot; excellent.

Overall: a nice, if unremarkable, autumn ale. I probably won't go back to this well, but it's definitely worth a try if you are a fan of autumnal and/or pumpkin beers.

flagmantho, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tuka, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

gillagorilla, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mctizzz, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of JSuperman
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended by a sales member at our local Bristol Farms so I decided to give it a try. At $11 it was a bit more expensive than I wanted but I hoped it would be worth the hype. In short, it was!

This is a classic winter ale that is perfectly suited for a cool evening and a fire (in fact, I've already set aside another bottle for Thanksgiving). It is very sweet and full of lingering spicy flavor. The body is full, almost like a dopplebock in the level of flavour and heaviness. I preferred the taste at the beginning of the bottle more than I did during the last half. This is likely due to the sweetness of the maple and yams and I would suggest you share the bottle (something I neglected to do!).

If this beer was a holiday it would be Thanksgiving. It is full of fall, spicy flavors with a wonderful full-bodied, sweet taste that reminds you of your grandmas sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie.

JSuperman, Oct 28, 2013
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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