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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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85
very good

1,506 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 112
Gots: 237 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
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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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Fitwitchik

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

Served from a bottle into a snifter

Lovely rusty amber colour with generous creamy head.

Smell of coriander, nutmeg, slight cinnamon, slight maple. Definite Belguim fruity scent.

First taste was ok. Needed to allow brew to warm a bit to get the full flavor. Maple came out along with the yam once warm.

Carbonation was adequate and not too thin.

Overall content with this brew but it's not my ab fav of the Oktoberfest beverages. Hybrids are a seasonal liking for me. Delicious at first then I get fatigued with the cinnamon, nutmeg, spice thing etc...only until Christmas hit the shelves. :o)

09-11-2012 23:02:11 | More by Fitwitchik
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

2009 Bottle - 750ml

Poured into a tulip glass. Autumn Maple has a beautiful red-chestnut body with a big foamy white head, that later fades somewhat, but sill covers the top of the body. Lacing along the glass.

The aroma is quite spiced. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cloves. Lots of yam and cooked squash drizzled in a brown sugar syrup. Overall, the aroma is a bit of spice bomb, but fits the Fall beer / Belgian style.

The flavor is at first spicy and malty, but then yams and sweet syrup soaked in warming alcohol come running through. Cinnamon and cloves are present, but not over the top. The yams really come through nicely, as does the maple syrup / molasses combo. The ABV is somewhat noticeable on the finish, but works well for a cold autumn or winter night.

Mouthfeel is smooth, yet spicy with tingly carbonation. Warming alcohol and a pretty good body.

Drinkability is about average. Lots of spice, very sweet, high ABV. A small tulip glass is about all you would want, but sipping this is enjoyable.

Overall, this is my first brew from The Bruery and I think it is well done for an autumn ale / Belgian. The bottle says you can age this up to 5 years, so if I see a bottle next year I'll probably pick it up and put a few years on it. Go check it out when it's in season.

01-27-2010 02:57:24 | More by sisuspeed
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

A - pours a brownish red plum flesh color, with a thin off white silky head, scant carbonation

S - the maple does indeed shine through, roasted malts, a dark sweetness that must be provided by the yams and/or molasses

T - whoa, sweet bomb, brown sugar and molasses style sweetness are dominating, yams are present and delicious, not sure if I'd get that that aspect if it weren't for the bottle

M&D - will definitely be too sweet for some, but a nice flavor amalgam, survived cellaring for over a year nicely

12-05-2011 23:55:48 | More by sinstaineddemon
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

A- Pours a nice dark reddish brown color. Kind of bubbly. Not a lot of lasting head.

S- Mostly just holiday spices. I notice cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, etc. There is also the sweet molasses in the nose.

T- The most noticeable things were the spices and Belgian yeast. Lots of spices and a nice sweetness up front. Yams are not quite as detectable as I had hoped, but the molasses and spices are all there. The mouth was medium bodied, and fairly carbonated.

O- This is not exactly what I was expecting, but it was a great brew. I personally do wish I could have tasted more of the yams, as I feel like the flavor was covered up almost entirely by the yeast and spices. Good seasonal brew overall though.

11-25-2012 05:48:13 | More by brother_kenneth
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Pencible

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

A: This poured a nearly clear mahogany with lots of thick tan head.
S: It smelled like lots of dry Belgian yeast, with earthy maple and brown sugar and copper hops and lemon zest and light fruity esters.
T: It tasted like rick maple and sweet brown sugar, with sour Belgian yeast and candied yams and lemon zest. It had a sharp bittersweet aftertaste with noticeable alcohol.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little smooth carbonation.
D: This was a very nice unique dark Belgian ale. It had a good scent and flavor, with great body. But it did have a bit of alcohol heat, so it wasn't super easy to drink. Not sure if age would help mellow it out. This was a nice change of pace, but nothing I would drink regularly.

12-15-2010 16:15:42 | More by Pencible
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-09-2014 07:11:30 | More by freshflesh
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Callmecoon

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-23-2013 02:13:42 | More by Callmecoon
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Dbrulet

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-06-2014 01:28:09 | More by Dbrulet
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-21-2013 16:12:07 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-29-2013 01:59:47 | More by mctizzz
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-11-2012 00:32:19 | More by xdefeatsy
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Picked a bottle of this up from New Beer Distributors in NYC on a recent trip and visit to the shop. Quite a selection, though questionable freshness on some brews. That's for another section however.

Appearance- Pours a deep shade of brown with about a finger of off-white head. Fairly mild looking with decent levels of carbonation and some lacing left as I drink this one.

Smell- Very sweet smelling with lots of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and sweet spices coming through. Smells almost like a pecan pie perhaps.

Taste- Similar to the nose, with huge amounts of sweet brown sugar and molasses, a subtle spiciness, and flavors of candied yams coming through. Just a hint of alcohol on the back of the tongue as it goes down. Pleasant but very sweet.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- I found the mouthfeel to be a bit thin for such a sweet beer and the carbonation to be somewhat prickly as a result as well. A bit disappointed in this respect as I anticipated it would feel and drink more like a barleywine. Combined with the somewhat cloying sweetness of this beer after a glass, I put a bit of a hurting on the drinkability.

Overall, a decent and interesting dessert beer. Very aptly named Autumn Maple, and if you're into sweet fall dessert beers, this is definitely worth a shot.

11-03-2009 23:24:29 | More by boatshoes
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-27-2011 16:14:28 | More by SPRichard
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-14-2013 02:33:47 | More by weonfire
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-20-2013 16:25:51 | More by Varkias41
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-09-2013 00:37:40 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Crazydaddyo

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-17-2013 11:09:59 | More by tabascosigned
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Leftofthedial

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-20-2012 04:21:07 | More by Leftofthedial
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-29-2013 12:00:33 | More by JT99125
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-23-2013 02:06:17 | More by garrisonp
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-29-2013 05:18:26 | More by gillagorilla
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.