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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,794 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,794
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 130
Gots: 305 | FT: 17
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 Mersh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Domingo
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber to brown color with a rocky head from a normal pour.
Smells spicy and yeasty (like a normal dark Belgian) but with some nutty sweet nuances. I get a little spice on the nose, but I can't really pick much else out other than maple and maybe some cloves. Nothing too unusual.
The spices come through mainly in the finish. Up front it's a Belgian inspired brown ale. Nutty, a little cocoa, followed by a bitter spicy yeast. The finish leaves remnants of maple sugar, cinnamon, and a little bit of allspice.
I had no issue splitting a bomber of this as it doesn't taste 10% at all. I'd have guessed 7-8%.
Not bad, but not really memorable either.

EDIT: On tap this beer carries more weight and is a better experience.

Photo of younger35
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just received this brew moments ago from the super generous Gibby. I've really like all I've tried from The Bruery as I'm a fan of big unique brews. I get excited every year for Pumpkin brews (yes, even though this doesn't have pumpkin, I'll count it) and this one has been on my radar for quite some time. Drank from my Lost Abbey goblet.

Appearance- Pours a nice hazy brownish crimson with a fairly nice half finger dirty white head. No cap remains with a very thin collar and zero lacing.
Smell- Very spicy and kind of boozy with a deep dark fruitiness. Cinnamon and clove dominate with a pinch of nutmeg and pumpkin (or yam but it smells more like pumpkin than anything else). Some rum covered raisins, plums and prunes add that aforementioned dark fruitiness. Brown sugar (or even a candied yam), caramel, toffee and butterscotch are all prevalent. Maybe even a pinch of yeasty spiciness too.
Taste- Starts light sweet with a definite maple syrup aspect and a big fruitiness. Candied yams add a sort of deep dark earthiness that is fairly different than what you'd get from pumpkin. Some prunes, raisins and rum soaked cherries are deep and dark and very fruity. I sort of get the molasses when I search but I'm not sure I'd pick it out if it wasn't on the label. Loads of brown sugar and caramel mix in well amidst the spices of nutmeg, anise and a pinch of cinnamon. The taste isn't near as boozy as the nose seemed but I think that might have been enhanced from the rum like scents.
Mouthfeel- Fairly light feel for what I expected but somewhere around mediumish. A light spritzy carbonation makes for a fairly zesty feel.
Drinkability- Well in all honesty its not 100% what I expected but saying that, I still really enjoyed it. The nose really makes this smell like a typical Pumpkin brew and has that great Autumn brew nose. The taste is a bit different as the potatoes are fairly influential but that's what makes this brew interesting right? Good stuff from The Bruery yet again and huge thanks to Jeff!

Photo of froghop
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy dark copper-brown with a small beige-yellow head, and some lacing.

smell is of pumpkin, spice, malt, and a touch of caramel.

taste is smooth, lots of pumpkin, maple syrup, spice, and some malt, end is dry.

overall to much vegetable for me.

Photo of DustinSWB
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of phishbone23
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 IndyDad
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Braz
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of coz
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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 JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Evan
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a sparkling clear Light brown color with a tan head that is decent but not persistent.

S: A lot to take in with a sweet yam/ pumpkin pie spice aroma and a baked brown bread and roasted/caramel malt backbone and some fruity esters from the yeast. Some raisins and currants add a bit to the mix. Hops hard to get a hold of but somewhat earthy.

T: Sweet potato pie, caramel, fresh baked brown bread, molasses, pumpkin pie spice, and a decent hit of roasted barley. Some esters are there from the yeast and rum soaked raisins come to mind with the hit of alcohol in the background after a few sips.

M: Medium body with some tight, crisp, prickly carbonation.

D: I would recommend this beer to anyone who likes brown ales. It definitely takes it to another level with yams, spices and generous alcohol. Serve it up at Thanksgiving or keep it to yourself on a nice fall evening.

Photo of jjd315
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Massbmx
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.