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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,552 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,552
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 112
Gots: 254 | FT: 14
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DeanMoriarty, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Johnny58, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

garrisonp, Sep 23, 2013
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csadkins54, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Iamstryker, Sep 23, 2013
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JOrtt, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

elkinbrown, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

alexm1309, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

RyanTheLion13, Sep 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

goodonya, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jason, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

podes, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of hermit990
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

hermit990, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

WVbeergeek, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mdidonat, Sep 20, 2013
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whatname, Sep 20, 2013
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rjvanston, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 19, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

brewskifan55, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

miggy96, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rjholcomb, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Heretic42, Sep 16, 2013
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MinorThreat, Sep 16, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
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

M_C_Hampton, Sep 15, 2013
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.