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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,768 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,768
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 124
Gots: 296 | FT: 15
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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Appearance: burnt umber, tan head that lasts all the way down. Very attractive and matches the colors on the bottle label.

Smell: lots of nutmeg and cinnamon, with a brown ale flourish of heartiness. Not sickly sweet like many pumpkin beers can be. Not overtly boozy either.

Taste: immediately you taste a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon, then it gives way to a sweet syrupy flavor that is equal parts molasses and maple syrup. The sweetness lasts only a few moments and is squashed by the spiciness, which is a product both of the added spices and the alcohol. Autumn maple's yam character is much more noticeable as it warms.

Mouthfeel: the yams really add a nice creaminess to the beer and I love the kick of the spiciness that introduces the flavor of the beer and then comes in to save the beer from cloying sweetness in the finish. Light warming sensation from the alcohol but nothing aggressive. This is a sipper for sure.

Autumn Maple is a great take on the pumpkin ale style. Leave it up to The Bruery to take the road less traveled and create a pumpkin ale-style beer and leave the pumpkin out completely. The yams work nicely on the mouthfeel and likely help this beer achieve the high ABV (lots of fermentable sugars in yams). The beer is spicy, sweet, and alcoholic without overdoing any of those things. Really good stuff.

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Appearance: A hazy amber color with a thick light brown head. Minimal retention with some minimal spotted lacing.

Nose: maple syrup, mixes with malt well. Yams and spices.

Taste: Fig, raisin, yam, and maple.

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.