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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,417 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1417
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%


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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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:43:10 | More by metter98
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flagmantho

Washington

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 21:32:22 | More by flagmantho
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JSuperman

California

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 19:32:58 | More by JSuperman
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DaveSchultz

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – It almost looks like apple cider. A little bit of head that disapates gradually. Dark golden brown in color and cloudy.

S – Sweet potatoes and nutmeg. Brown sugar... I suppose that’s the molasses. The booze is faintly detectable.

T – Wow! I’m drinking T-Day dinner. Much like it smells; sweet potatoes, molasses, and spices.

M – Thick, rich, and creamy.

O – I love it. While it’s very rich, it is very well-balanced. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It’s boozy, but not too boozy. It’s spiced, but not overly spiced. Dare I say, move over Pumking, I’ve got a new favorite Fall beer. “Blasphemy!” you might say. I know! I know… but… this is VERY good. And, this is the first beer that I’ve had that is brewed with YAMS. Unique and delicious; if you haven’t already, this is a must try.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:34:39 | More by DaveSchultz
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BA_Berto

New York

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance : hazy brown, two finger quickly disappearing head.
Smell: brown sugar, yam ,...liquid thanksgiving dinner. One of the better fall beers , but still behind Pumking! Slight maple and vanilla sweetness.
Taste: maple syrup, hints of vanilla, and yams. Well balanced and the taste reminds me a lot of hoppin frog 's double hallow Pumkin ale.
Mouth feel: nice
Overall: everyone has an opinion...if I could buy this for $10+ or Pumking for $7, I will take a Pumking everyday! Having said that, I would try this again, and possibly hope for more maple flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 21:23:30 | More by BA_Berto
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SoCold

Michigan

4.74/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the local watering hole on tap. Pub Pint.

One taste and I ordered a growler to go.

It was like I walked into our local apple orchard store and someone hit me in the face with a pumpkin pie and dozen apple crisp donuts. Then told me it wasn't made from either.


Not a big fan of the fruit and veggie beers. I was really surprised at how well this beer was done. Pumpkin, sweet potato, ginger, brown sugar, maple all the wonderful smells of fall.

A must have for anyone who likes the pumpkin style beers, perfect for autumn.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 20:18:47 | More by SoCold
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 03:44:42 | More by Hoptometrist
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dar482

New York

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a deep orange amber color.

The aroma is of maple syrup sweetness, pumpkin (or yams), as well as a lot of the autumn spices like cinnamon, clove, all spice. A bit of marshmallow.

The flavor follows of yam (which can be mistaken for pumpkin) in the front then spices and Belgian yeast notes. It rolls into maple sweetness and then cleans up with a punch of booze on the end. The booze is really there.

There's a medium body. The carbonation cleans up the beer on the end with a bit of drying.

A big "pumpkin" beer and great for the season. A bit big of alcohol for drinking by itself, but definitely works for dessert or food pairing.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2013 01:25:09 | More by dar482
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99. Late 2012 release but I can't find the bottle date. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours deep dark brown with almost two fingers of pale tan head. Head recedes to a long lasting thin layer that leaves a little lace.

Sweet, inviting nose of brown sugar, yams, maple and a little spice.

Tastes like a sweet potato pie with a booze kick. Plenty of maple, brown sugar, candied yams, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, molasses, mild vanilla and a little kick of booze. Far less alcohol heat than I remember that it had while fresh.

Medium heavy body with moderately soft carbonation. Pie spice and yam aftertaste.

This is a slightly different yet familiar take on the classic pumpkin beer. Similar spices but a good bit more sweetness and depth. Typically a little hot, a year has settled this one down. I'm looking forward to trying the barrel aged version soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 06:47:29 | More by ThickNStout
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Kevin73

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. Very classy looking beer, burgundy in color, off white/tan head doesn't last too long. Smell is oak, pumpkin spices, brown sugar, green tea, not much maple. The maple comes out a tiny bit more in the taste but is still disappointingly subtle. The yam I think has a cleaner less punchy flavor than pumpkin which in my opinion is a good thing. Pumpkin can be very pungent depending on the species and ripeness and I've definitely enjoyed a minority of the many pumpkin beers that I've tried; sufficed to say I'm not the greatest pumpkin beer fan. Mouth feel is good, decent amount of carbonation, medium bodied, a little bit of alcohol spice on the finish. The alcohol is actually very well hidden in this beer. Overall I think if you're going to call out the main ingredient in a beer then it should be front and center, the maple is too subtle. But that's about my only serious complaint. The yam works amazingly well as a pumpkin replacement. The flavor is extremely well balanced, the pumpkin spices are not overpowering. A perfect beer to enjoy on a cold evening cozied up in front of a roaring fire.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 01:20:26 | More by Kevin73
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy/murky reddish amber in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some ruby red + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that reduces to a medium patch of thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg stand out) over the top of slightly grainy malts with some molasses + maple sweetness. There is also a light aroma of yam/pumpkin.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy and toasted malts with moderate to strong flavors of maple syrup + molasses sweetness and a moderate amount of yam/pumpkin. The beer is also loaded with pumpkin pie spices with moderate flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove along with light amounts of vanilla. There is also a nice hint of Belgian yeast along with just a touch of sweetness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a really tasty fall beer offering and definitely one that I will enjoy again - the flavors go great with some German pretzels while watching football, it really makes me think of the autumn. Alcohol is well hidden so I would recommend sipping this one since it could easily sneak up on you. Nice complexity to the flavors with depth.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:45:36 | More by dbrauneis
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/25/2013. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, pear, apple, raisin, dark bread, toast, yam, cinnamon, clove, allspice, maple syrup, pepper, nutmeg, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, pear, raisin, apple, molasses, toast, cinnamon, yam, nutmeg, clove, allspice, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Lingering notes of dark fruit, apple, molasses, cinnamon, toast, yam, nutmeg, clove, allspice, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and fairly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced Belgian strong ale. All around great balance and complexity of malt, yam, spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:04:19 | More by superspak
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a mini-snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA at Yankee Spirits.

A- Pours a copper colored body with a gushing, 2 finger off-white head that reduces fairly quickly to leave no retention.

S- I get lots of spicy notes - heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves upfront. There's a huge fruity character too - lots of banana, green apple, and white grapes. Candied sugar and raisins. There's another scent I can't quite identify.. maybe it's the yams?

T- The belgian character is definitely present here - huge dark fruit and spice notes.. ripe bananas, nearly overpowering clove and cinnamon, sweet caramel and brown sugar. No hop presence. Mild booziness on the finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation.. a sipper indeed.

Dollar for dollar, this was a good beer and a nice representation of a Belgian ale. Maybe a little overpowering in the sweetness category. I'd save this one for dessert. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 01:53:23 | More by gcamparone
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- well its pretty when it poured out. It's a brownish orange color sparkling clear which I imagine is had to accomplish with he sweet potatoes in it. It has a thin off white head. The head has no sustain, probably the least head retention I have seen in a commercial beer. I imagine that is also due to the sweet potatoes.

Smell- bread cinnamon clove yeasty with what I can detect is a significant amount of booze smell. Phenolic ?! not sure but it smells kinda like a moonshine wash.

Taste- cinamon clove and a significant boozey warmth. dont taste too much sweet potatoe but the fermented maple syrup is a familiar aspect of this beer. little to no hop profile. Not sure if its the alcohol of unfermented sugars that leaves it a bit sweet in the finish.

Mouthfeel- mild carbonation, boozey warmth and a of course a bit syrupy. but not sticky. I think its best aspect might be the mouthfeel, because it does feel like a mouthfull of mashed potatoes.

Overall- I thought this beer was okay, I would have enjoyed it along with a thanksgiving dinner but It is not something that an average beer drinker would appreciate. I have had beers that disguise the alcohol content better at a higher ABV. I have had beers that I think do the spice additions better. But as a lover of sweet potatoes I was curious. I think this would be better barrel aged or cellared .

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 05:19:06 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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ElSid

California

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The Beers of California

#98

Freshness Date: None

A: Deep amber brown with an effervescent head of off white to khaki foam which dissipates to a thin layer that then slowly fades to a cling on the glass.

S: The spice complexity jumps out with highlights of maple syrup from a base of yam sweetness. The sweetness to build as the beer warms.

T: The allspice and cinnamon build as the molasses and maple syrup join in an attempt to bring a balancing sweetness. The yams add a sweet carbohydrate, slightly candied foundation to the brew. There is very minimal earthy hop bitterness. The yeastiness comes through in the end with a moderate amount of booziness.

M: The beer has a light to medium feel with similar amounts of carbonation.

O: The spices shine here but in the end overwhelm the remaining components of this beer, particularly the candied yam presence. The flavors here don't quite combine into a synergistic whole. A laudable attempt at creating a novel fall brew but overall can use some polishing.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 03:35:03 | More by ElSid
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 Ml poured into a snifter

A- A very hazy almost brown amber color. A large off white head with decent retention.

S- A spicy smelling brew. A lot of spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. Smells like a pumpkin brew in spite of the yam base. A touch of hops on the back end which I didn't expect.

T- A huge spice at first. A strong cinnamon and allspice. A touch of hop bitterness in this beer. A lot of caramel or candied sugary from this beer, perhaps from the fermented yams. A hint of molasses. The belgian yeast is somewhat subtle in this beer with the other bold flavors taking the stage. Not much maple syrum flavor but a leftover sweetness.

M- A huge body from the yams. A smooth, big beer. A sticky mouth feel. Quite warming.

O- An awesome beer. Sort of like an imperial pumpkin ale but not quite. A different beer and well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:11:00 | More by TwelveOunces
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tjumfrid

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Light golden color. Goldfish and clear.

S: Strong honey. A resemblance of mead.

T: Starts with honey and yam and finishes with baked beans. Yes..I can taste baked beans.

M: Light, fruity but slightly viscous.

O: A good beer from The Bruery. I'm glad they tried something different for their fall seasonal..not sure it really beat the good ol' pumpkin ale though. It definitely got very sweet towards the end. Good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:36:16 | More by tjumfrid
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Almost a gusher. Pours up a bunch of head that has little retention. The head is a light beige with hints of yellow while the body is a dark amber with a slight maroon hue which glows a darker medium amber with glints of garnet when held up to the light. No real lacing at the moment. Maybe a couple spots.

Nose- Interesting as it seems to be dominated by an overall bubblegum scent but one that has some subtle complexity. There are definite pumpkin spices involved: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice but they are quite subdued. Slight yam or sweet potato from the bottle with a whiff of milk creaminess. Swirling reveals some of the yam and milk from the glass.

Taste- Starts off with vague notes of the nose while some yam/sweet potato starts to arrive but is then taken over by bubblegum and the spices expressed in the aroma. Fairly thin- I was hoping for a thicker beer that seemed to express maple syrup and molasses but these seem to flit around the edges. I don't notice any heat at all which is impressive for a 10% beer that lacks presence at the moment. An interesting take on the pumpkin beer but at the moment, it's lesser than Elysian Night Owl and most likely, the Great Pumpkin. They may have put a buttload of yams in this beer, but I think it could use more. And some brown sugar. There's lots of caramel and lots of bubblegum. This might work for some but it doesn't work for me. Above average beer that is disappointing in regard to the label description.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied but too light bodied for me. Too much carbonation as well.

Drinkability- Easy drinking but the alcohol is practically invisible. However, this is not worth 10 bucks for a 750. The alcohol content does mitigate the sticker shock a bit.

Overall- I really wanted to like this beer... a lot. The use of yams (or sweet potatoes- I'm assuming they used sweet potatoes as yams are actually sparse in US and, I imagine, impossible to find in California) could have been an intriguing contrast to the season's glut of pumpkins. Nice spice and an above average, almost good beer. Still, somewhat of a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 05:29:36 | More by artoolemomo
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I like this. Poured at a good temperature with a small to medium sized, light tan, foamy head that soon settled to a ring and an island with some lace. Color is a clear amber copper with no bubble trails. Aroma is, to me, barely distinguishable from pumpkins, but my snooter don't work so well. Nevertheless, lots going on - spice, malt, sweet caramel starch, fleeting pepper, a wink at hops. Flavor is like nose, tang is up front followed very closely with the malt, starch, caramel, spices and an array of lovely, interesting complexities. Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, true, of good length, and only at the very end do I get the alcohol smack down. I like it!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:29:45 | More by drpimento
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hermit990

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle, poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, murky reddish-brown. Some yellow hues around the edge of the glass. 2.5 to 3 finger, rocky off-white head that recedes to a ring on top of the beer.

Smell: A lot of sweetness up front, some light fruit (banana) and dark fruits lead off, followed by a big brown sugar/molasses aroma. Loads of spice aromas are prevalent as well, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice. Hints of an earthiness follow, some of that sweet potato/yam character, a bit of nuttiness (walnut or pecan) as well, with some very subtle notes of a wooden aroma. Very complex, interesting smell.

Taste: Lots of spice upfront - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. This fades into just a light sweetness from some fruit character - banana/raisin - mixed in with some more of that brown sugar/molasses note. Afterward, there's a vegetal, sweet potato note, mixing in with a slight buttery flavor and a more pronounced walnut taste before the sweet, spicy finish. Becomes a just a bit sweeter as it warms, unlocking some of the maple syrup flavor.

Mouthfeel: Big body to this one. Some definite warming character from the alcohol. Not much carbonation presence. A very good winter (or autumn) warmer.

Overall: This is an interesting take on the pumpkin beer by The Bruery. The addition of yams gives this a more uncommon dimension. The price isn't too bad, especially for an offering by The Bruery ($11.99 per bottle in my area). Reminds of a sweet potato casserole, covered with brown sugar and spices. Very nice on a cool, autumn night, or around the winter holidays. One to sip and experience. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:58:59 | More by hermit990
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Burnt orange, clear. A tan one finger head with great retention. Nice lacing.

S: Yam city. Strong, sweet yams dominate. Love to smell this one. Reminds me of fall.

T: Smooth, sweet. Warming. Picking up molasses and caramel among the abundance of sweet potatoes. Yummy.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation. Love to let this one roll 'round on the tongue.

O: Love it. A great lead in to Pumking. Serve this one at Thanksgiving.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 23:20:15 | More by brewskifan55
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter, dark copper colored with a nice off white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: vanilla, clove, slight sour balsamic vinegar, nutmeg, caramel malt, maple

T: sweet candied yam, turns bitter, slightly salty, strange

M: thick and sweet

O: really odd take on a fall seasonal

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 20:14:11 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Zorro

California

3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear and deeply reddish brown colored beer with a medium tan colored head.

Smells a bit dank. Yam and coffee with a faint sour scent. Big Cinnamon and ginger spice aromas. Brown sugar and syrup with some sugar-cone aromas. Smells a bit like a pancake.

Starts out sweet and spicy. Sugary with lots of ginger and Cinnamon. Mildly bitter as spiced beers go it is OK. Warms the chest fully.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it is OK, but not something I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:51:08 | More by Zorro
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Slackerville

California

3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little different than your average fall pumpkin beer. The belgian esters add a unique balance to the yams . This is my first yam beer, a root vegetable which in cooking typically adds less sweetness than pumpkin. As a result the belgian yeast and residual sugar added the needed sweet balance.

Overall a unique tasty beer, the only drawbacks were the minmal maple flavor and thee lack of cool weather in San Diego to truly enjoy this beer on the porch but who can complain with Thanksgiving outdoors.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 02:01:25 | More by Slackerville
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RyanCave

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark amber, earthy brown, a bit hazy
Nose: fig, plum, dark fruit, hint of booze/maple
Taste: sweet but not cloying, plums, raisons, root vegetables like carrots and rutabaga
Mouthfeel: Light to Medium body, nothing remarkable, but what you'd expect from the style

Overall this brew was great. This was a brew from 2011, was cellared properly, and was overall a great beer. Not too long ago I had this fresh, and was impressed. This was different, but still good.

I would not seek this out, however, I enjoyed thoroughly

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 21:10:10 | More by RyanCave
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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