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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,506 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 110
Gots: 236 | 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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Photo of pperez38


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-29-2011 07:00:43 | More by pperez38
Photo of samie85


3.38/5  rDev -10.6%

A-Pours a crimson edged dark brown color with half a finger of light brown sugar head.

S-Smells of candied yams, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice with some vanilla.

T-A sweet malt and perhaps yam foreground with a spice filled (see above), dry finish.

M-Rich, full bodied at first with low carbonation and a drying, light finish.

D-A little sweet at first, but the spice kind of balances out at the finish. A 12 oz. of this would be doable, but a full 750mL of this one is a little much to put down by yourself.

09-25-2011 20:56:38 | More by samie85
Photo of CWhite


4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-10-2012 17:16:50 | More by CWhite
Photo of braican


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-08-2013 19:48:21 | More by braican
Photo of Hoptometrist


4.7/5  rDev +24.3%

Served on tap into a snifter

A- Poured a really intense dark orange brown color reminiscent of pumpkin pie with off-white soapy head that left a little bit of spotty lace.

S- Huge aroma of ginger, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, and sweet potato. This smells like Thanksgiving.

T- Big ginger notes, allspice, some nutmeg, big pumpkin pie and sweet potato notes, some maple sweetness, spicy belgian yeast notes, and pie crust flavor. Moderate bitterness on the finish that I think cuts the sweetness very well.

M- Very dry, some nice alcohol warming, pretty smooth, and soft carbonation. This goes down so easy for 10% ABV.

O- While not properly a pumpkin beer this is the best pumpkin (or yam) beer I have ever had. Very balanced flavor profile between the spices, sweetness from the yams and maple syrup, and bitterness. Very complex and easy to drink.

10-18-2013 03:44:42 | More by Hoptometrist
Photo of yeahnatenelson


3.3/5  rDev -12.7%

Appearance -- Pours a hazy brown with a finger of foamy parchment head.

Smell -- Toasted malt, maple sugar, molasses, vanilla, earthy yeast. Can't really find the yam influence.

Taste -- Taste is quite sweet with maple sugar and dark molasses, along with rum raisin and candied yams. Additionally there is some dark fruit presence and faint yeast and fermentation character. Overall, the sweet adjuncts overwhelm the base beer.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with moderate prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- While Autumn Maple isn't a bad beer, it's by no means a great BSDA. Certainly interesting, a big hit with the family on Thanksgiving, but not something I'll be awaiting eagerly next Fall.

11-26-2010 21:35:10 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of kmanjohnson


3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-14-2014 22:36:06 | More by kmanjohnson
Photo of scootny

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

This is a great follow up to the traditional pumpkin ale at the Thanksgiving table. A very clear garnet brown with a decent light khaki head. Light to moderate lacing on the glass after a quick fade. There is some stickiness apparent in the liquid. A deep rich nose full of sweet malts and Belgian yeast. The yams add a thick layer of decadence to the dark breads and malt. Banana is enhanced by them. Dark fruits are sitting on top of them. This is so pleasing to my nose I could smell it for days and still want more. A bit of earth balances the thick sweet breadiness, a light touch of alcohol adds a flourish. Taste is in line with the nose. Dark fruits and large slices of sweet brown bread in the front. Some notes of maple syrup. Earthy mellow hops to balance and bitter the finish. Complex spiciness that makes you wonder if it is spice or the basics. The usual holiday bouquet is here but is so well integrated you just enjoy it without focusing on it. Feel is supple with a light syrup consistency. Moderate carbonation is spot on and just a bit short of creamy when fresh poured. After a bit of time however the bubbles take on a gentle personality and add just enough movement to keep the beer from getting heavy. A nice experience overall on balance. Drinkability is surprising for a BSDA. This went down like a lager almost and with good food a real winner. A great beer for the holiday table as well as anytime Belgian dark urgings. Really good stuff here.

11-29-2010 07:27:38 | More by scootny
Photo of dcloeren


4/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a ruby red with a finger of sandy head

The aroma is very vegetal with the yams making up the majority of the aroma. All spice, cinnamon and molasses make up the rest of the scent.

The taste follows the nose to the T. Yam forward, full of spice, molasses and vanilla. Getting some heat from the booze on the back end.

Full in body with a touch too much carbonation. It doesn't ruin the beer by any means but it could stand to tone it down a bit...

Overall, this was a really good beer. The Bruery has made yet another interesting and delicious beer. Very glad that I got to have this beer.

11-21-2012 02:02:10 | More by dcloeren
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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Bottle to stout glass.

Good looking pour, with 3-4F tan head over top of a deep, deep orange body - slight translucence. Zero lacing or head retention as it warmed.

Smell is a malt bomb, with spice. Molasses, cinnamon, orange spice, and cardboard.

Taste is nice - was worried about a 10.5% 'Pumpkin', but there is plenty of rich complexity to mask the alcohol. Maple and yams come through in the flavor. Reminded much more of a Dubbel than a Pumpkin Ale.

Carbonation was present, but muted in the thick mouthfeel. Pretty syrupy overall, so matched my expectations.

I like Pumpkin Ales, and especially the Imperial variety, so I found this to be quite drinkable and a terrific Fall seasonal.

09-27-2009 19:50:06 | More by BeerImmediately
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-14-2011 07:00:44 | More by Pahn
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-29-2014 15:51:29 | More by POTABLE83
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2013 18:59:03 | More by cp45
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-20-2013 06:56:24 | More by Pecan
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-19-2011 19:45:29 | More by Ralphs66
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-17-2013 00:19:18 | More by sansho
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-23-2014 16:31:36 | More by Drk93TT
Photo of MisterClean


4.47/5  rDev +18.3%

Purchased at South Bay in SD.

A - Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of cappuccino head. Dissipates moderately fast and leaves little lacing. Carb is subtle.

S/T - Light coffee, brown sugar, maple, yams, some pumpkin, roasted toffee, cloves, and light bittering hops. Very complex.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, lightly malt dominated, sweet, and smooth.

D - Great quaff, but cannot drink a whole bottle if I wanted too. It's just too rich.

12-17-2009 03:19:39 | More by MisterClean
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-29-2013 05:14:39 | More by seanchai
Photo of BostonHops


4/5  rDev +5.8%

750ml bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a murky, ruddy brown/amber tone with a solid finger+ of a creamy tan head; decent retention and lacing. good looking beer.

aroma is real nice bouquet of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin notes that couple with some traditional BSDA characterisics: belgian yeast, dark fruits, and brown sugar. definitely some notable alcohol in there too.

much the above mentioned pull through in the flavor. here i pick up on the yams, maple sugar, and molasses. a fair amount going on; reasonably complex and tasty, though decidedly on the sweet side and packs a bit of a boozy, bitter finish that detracts somewhat. not sure what to make of the aftertaste, either... something vaguely unpleasant about it.

medium-bodied, medium to low on the carbonation. this is one of those beers that is definitely a unique and tasty take on the style, yet the sweetness of it reins in its drinkability - a small doses type of brew. that said, i think it's a solid autumn ale that i'll be looking to buy again - maybe when the leaves start falling. would love to try the barrel aged version.

original review on: 09-19-2010

05-12-2012 06:43:19 | More by BostonHops
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1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

05-14-2012 13:13:22 | More by M1A2
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-02-2013 16:26:52 | More by Tom-Peters
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-28-2013 00:24:43 | More by jjd315
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-14-2013 22:08:20 | More by moonknight31
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-01-2014 19:07:35 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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