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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,788 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 129
Gots: 303 | FT: 16
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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Photo of coldmeat23
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Tulip
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks to paulxqx for the hook-up!

This one pours a very nice, light, ruby color with golden brown tinting. Three-fingers of creamy tan foam make the head. It recedes to a thin surface covering. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky.

This has to be one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. It smells wonderful. The yams and spices are most noticable, but the maple notes also come out nicely. There's also something else....pecans, maybe?

This is delicious! Wonderful yam flavors shine through. The spices are very nice and right out in the open. They are balanced by a very nice maple flavor and sweetness. A very mild hint of molasses keeps it all grounded. All of this sits on top of a nice malty base.

Full-bodied with a medium-to-full level of carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. It has a nice level of creaminess, which I like.

The abv level is a bit high. While I don't taste it, I am certainly starting to feel it, at the halfway point in this 25oz. bottle. Other than that though, it's super tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of IndyDad
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark auburn color with lots of frantic bubbles. A nice dollop of foam appears with decent retention, but leaves little lacing.

Lots of spices in the nose...mostly cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Notes of brown sugar and dark malts combined with a hefty whiff of yeast remind me of fried sweet plantains.

Taste pretty much follows the nose...lots of yeast and spices. Sweet potatoes, molasses, and mulled wine flavors. Some definite booziness. Mouthfeel is light to medium with lots of carbonation and finishes dry.

Had this after Thanksgiving dinner with some pumpkin pie, which made for a great combo. The Belgian influence makes for an interesting take on the pumpkin/autumn beer genre.

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of paco1029384756
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dirty burgundy color with one finger of fizzy off white head.

Scent of maple syrup, spice, earth, yams, sugar and a hint of alcohol. A different scent, yet quite good.

Taste of grain, earth, sugar, yams, maple syrup, and soda. An unusual taste, but I did enjoy this quite a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation, a bit more that I prefer, but still great.

Photo of Phigg1102
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Evan
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Braz
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Nightrain87
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of coz
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Massbmx
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of gpblackgt
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked a bottle of this up the other day and figured that since I'm mostly taking the day off tomorrow, I was going to celebrate with it while I watch the first games of the college football season. Review is from notes taken on 9/2/2010 and poured from the bottle to a tulip.

Appearance: Pour is a cloudy cidery brown with some hints of ruby; starts with a big two finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin, full and even cap that lingers throughout the drink with a pretty thick and foamy ring around the surface; body is cloudy and murky and mostly opaque with the only translucence at the edges; loose and oily spots and swaths of lacing slide back into the beer with only a couple hanging around the sides of the glass.

Smell: The dark and sweet fruitiness just pops out of the glass and into the nose -- raisins and figs abound; definite boozines comes in next and a strong dose of the standard Belgian spiciness. Very enticing and makes my mouth water just waiting to dive into this one.

Taste: Just really freaking good -- the sweet and dark rains and figs dominate and take the lead right up front along with the strong spiciness and alcohol; as it slides around the mouth, the presence of maple and chocolate/molasses makes an appearance that is welcome; really a robust and tasty offering that is hitting the spot.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight and borders on medium-heavy; thick and oily in the mouth; carbonation is smooth and soft and really compliments the heavier body; an especially thick and moist coating is left on the roof of the mouth; belly is left quite warm from the higher ABV.

Drinkability: While this may look a little lower compared to the rest of the numbers, I assure you it's only because of the higher ABV -- this is really an outstanding beer and I'll be picking up one to age.

Photo of NYR_Rob
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of craytonic
2.87/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pour is near flat. Not a good start. From skimming a few reviews, this seems to be a common theme, and negatively impacts all scores, particularly mouthfeel and drinkability. Even with that, a nice autumn-colored beer. Lets call it a wash and go for "average"

Smell: Would have guessed pumpkin ale, but I guess it is yams. I think it is more the cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg that give it the pumpkin pie feeling. Bit of molasses, maple syrup, and vanilla as well.

Taste: Similar to the smell, tastes near pumpkin-ale with lots of brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Bit of toffee. Definitely some maple syrup, vanilla, and molasses. A bit sweet. Would love to see what actually goes into this one.

Mouthfeel: Near flat. Completely kills the beer.

Drinkability: Just can't drink it near-flat. If they are confirmed to fix this, I will give it another try. Category is BSDA? Really?

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Tried the 2010 version, it was carbonated but smell and taste are worse.

Photo of BeerManDan
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

When poured, a dark, hazy maple brow with very little foam and absoutle no lace. The smell had a sour/sweet aroma, with maple and spices. The taste had a sweet/sour/salty flavor of sweet/sour/salty spices, maple and candy. This Fruit/Vegetable Beer was to sour/salty for my palate. The flavor was short, but the saltyness just stayed to long on the aftertaste. For me a waste of money and time!

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.