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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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Reviews: 592
Hads: 1,884
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 23.48%
Wants: 149
Gots: 346 | FT: 18
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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 PatrickJR
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into St. Bernardus chalice.

A - Slightly hazy with a reddish brown color. A finger of light brown head rises. Retention is short before falling to a thin collar but forgivable due to the 10% ABV. Minimal lacing.

S - Somewhere between a Belgian and a pumpkin ale. A good deal of vanilla with a moderate dose of allspice/cinnamon/nutmeg aroma; again like a pumpkin ale. Molasses and caramel make appearances alongside a bit of Belgian chalkiness. Overall quite sweet and spicy smelling reminding me of the holidays to come.

T - Mostly in line with the aroma but a little more subdued than I would've guessed. Early on the brew is fairly sweet. A good deal of dark bread with pumpkin pie-like spices and a good dose of caramel with added dimension from the maple and molasses. Somewhere in the middle the Belgian character takes over with some phenols, chalkiness, and a dry, overripe fruitiness similar to plums, raisins, and indistinct berries. Alcohol presence and bitterness is a bit strong in the finish, washing away flavors that I wouldn't mind hanging on to for a few seconds.

M - Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Autumn Maple sort of thins out during the finish and the carbonation is a little on the high side. I would prefer a thicker and slightly sweeter beer.

D - Easy drinking, even if the alcohol is rather noticable. This is a pretty interesting hybrid of Belgian meets pumpkin ale, but I wouldn't mind a more substantial mouthfeel.

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Photo of eyncognito
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle received from the ever generous HopHead84. Thank you Shane.

Pours a copper brown color into my Chimay chalice. A white head barely emerges and disappears quickly. No lacing is present. Carbonation is barely visible, not a terrible thing, but a place I would note for improvement. If you didn't know, you'd swear you smell pumpkin. Needless to say, I truly love yams, so when I heard about this beer, I did not think, "huh, weird." I thought, "all right, about time." Nose hits you with pumpkin pie, spices-nutmeg, cinnamon, clove (mild), and allspice. I'v already envisioned what this would smell like with a hot cider mix. Also, hints of the maple sweetness and malt mingle with a mild scent of vanilla, spiced rum, and raisins.

Taste doesn't smack you in the face with pumpkin pie, or yams, yeah whatever. The point is that the initial push of flavor is the sweet malt, toffee and brown sugar, raisins, before the clowning achievement of then delivering the pumpkin pie-in-the-face and the accompanying spices. A gentle alcohol oompf at the end reminds you that you are dealing with a beer that weighs in at 10.5%. Well played in that regard for sure. Mouthfeel is the only thing that seems pedestrian. It is neither a detriment to the drinkability of this beer, nor is it a place where it shines. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice and chewy, incredibly light carbonation, with a well done dry, almost herbal finish.

I almost want to drive the drinkability score up to 4.5, but it falls a hair short due to the carbonation. That said, this beer is in the upper echelon of pumpkin/yam/fall harvest beers. Should Wisconsin start getting the Bruery (and I hear we might), this beer would be a welcome guest for fall and winter festivities.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into 25oz snifter.

Opaque burgundy hue with a two finger light brown head that settles to a thin cap, with a thin rim along the glass. Small islands of small bubbles develop in the middle.

Lots of spicy phenols, along with a bit of pepper and allspice. Ripe dark fruit is in the background. The maple comes through a little. The alcohol is well hidden.

Tons of dark fruit in the flavor, along with some spice that's heightened by a lot of carbonation. No maple syrup. The alcohol creates a nice warming feeling in the mouth. Full bodied, high carbonation. The spices linger for a while after each sip.

A rather enjoyable beer, recommended.

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Photo of Anthony1
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light chocolate brown color with honey highlights; a rather small tan head that quickly settled into nothingness. The aroma is of nice spicy belgian yeast; banana and clove, brown sugar, and figs. The maple aroma comes through as the brew warms. The taste is vinous, a plum fruitiness, an earthy spice tone, light lemon tartness. The molasses and maple syrup add the sweetness to the brew but are fairly subtle and blend with what I imagine is the yam. Not much yam flavor but I pick it up towards the end. The feel is moderate to thick, light carbonation

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice orange hue to it though a tad hazy/muddy looking. Nice aroma-somewhat bready and biscuit like. Decent level of spices going on. Pumpkin like aroma is definatley there-yeah I know it isn't a pumpkin beer! Solid malty taste up front. Again a nice "pumpkin like" flavor-can I tell the difference between a yam and pumpkin? I doubt it. Moderate caramel and sugary sweet taste. Yeasty and earthy notes come thru in the finish. A Belgian pumpkin beer for sure. Good body-sweetness may make it a bit slick overall. Very drinkable and enjoyable. The initial booziness I found rapidly faded into more of a spice quality. My gears are turning for next years homebrewed pumpkin beer after this one. Well worth trying.

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Photo of organicbrewer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Ruby. Brilliantly clear. big tan head that quickly disapeared.

S-Rum raisin with some clove thrown in. Nice that this isn't an over spiced mess like most pumpkin beers. Some perfumy alcohol. Very nice

T-Raisin. Some alcohol. Dark Crystal malts. Rummy. No hop flavor

M-Medium thick bodied but not sickly sweet. Medium carbonation, could be a bit higher.

D-Much better than all of those over spiced pumpkin beers out these days. Actually a nice base beer with a bit of spice underneath. Alcohol is a bit too high to have more than one.

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Photo of stephens101
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with random blocks of red and is topped with a dense quilting of tan lace which recedes at a medium pace as small bubbles pop here and there on top. When all is said and done a thin sheet is left on the surface and a few specks of lace cling to the glass. A sweet malty aroma floats to the nose upon initial inspection. Beneath that is some spicy funk and some mild ester fruitiness. Way down below exist some notes of pumpkin and brown sugar. Tastes spicy and a bit yeasty with a pleasant, balancing bitterness in the end. Feels a little dry going down, but there's a small core of offsetting creaminess. Mouth-feel is medium and a slight alcohol heat sticks to the back of the throat. Really enjoying this beer, but might wish for just a bit more umph in the taste department.

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Photo of Bung
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

750ml. Cloudy dark orange pour, nice off white head and some lacing. Aroma has some pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice with sweet potato fries. Not really any aromas you'd expect to accompany a beer. Taste has some of the aroma, but also has a sour note that just lingers throughout. Candy sweet, no maple or malt sweetness. Fairly clean though, light bodied, right at the end of the spectrum of acceptable carbonation. Alcohol is not real apparent. I'm going to really struggle finishing the whole bottle. Sweet with sour and the Belgian yeast really just doesn't do it for me. Definetely one to share with others. Interesting and worth trying, but I think there are many reviews here that want this to be better than it really is.

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Photo of timtim
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i would have called it a quadruple, but that's neither here nor there. such a strange and interesting fun beer. its seems as though the "extra" ingridients mimick the flavors that would already be present, and amp them up making every single character shine. dark sugars, maple, dark fruit, rum soaked raisins, burnt toffee, caramel, and creamy oh so good candied yam. it's almost like the yam stays in the middle and the rest dances around it as the strong, boozy elixer goes down. creamy, full, long, warming, boozy finish. really need to be able to step back from the crowd to enjoy this one, and it is also a serious sipper, so drinkability goes down a bit. not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of younger35
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

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Photo of Birdiebeagle
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Pours a murky brown amber with a good light tan head. The head is lasting and laces okay. Has a sweet aroma of yams, spices, and maple syrup. The carbonation is good. Has a good flavor with spices and a slight burn. Has a full body. The texture is watery but it is the best watery beer I have tasted. Has a good finish and a nice aftertaste. This is a good beer.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a moderately clear deep amber color. The head is decent sized, but it fades fast, leaving only a bit of a ring, no lacing. Alright looking. Smells like candy and sweets upfront. A bit of orange zest, starchy sweet potato casserole with a little burnt bits, a bit of toffee, a tiny bit of syrup. It's nice, a little too sweet smelling for me, not enough beer, but nice. The taste is pretty good too. Very similar to the smell, but it's a lot harder to distinguish everything. It's just a rush of sweet candy flavors A(though the beer itself isn't sweet and syrupy) with a mildly spicy finish. I'm interested but not impressed. The alcohol is a little too strong for me. It's not very heavy for a 10.50% beer, which is surprising. The carbonation bites on the finish. Not bad, but not a whole lot of fun. And for the strength, I'm surprised that it's so easy to drink. Though it reminds of a whiskey drink or something a little bit. Interesting enough to try.

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Photo of biegaman
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Autumn Maple does indeed look well suited for the Fall. Its colour is a reflection of some of its contents; a perfectly equal blend of earthy, soil-spattered orangey yams and the viscous, sappy mahogany of maple syrup. As far as beers go there doesn't exist one more murky than this. Nor does there exists one with a better head. This fantastically spongy, khaki-tinted lining is printed like a stucco ceiling and leaves soapy, ribbed reams of lace.

My initial remark about the aroma is that it could surely hold its own with many of Belgium's best Strong Dark Ales. This yeast was definitely the right man for the job: its phenolic, clove and pepper-like zest and the estery nuances of over-ripe dark fruits are a perfect compliment to the sweet, roasty malts and the warming, forward nature of the alcohol.

But it doesn't end there. The yeast has a lot of competition - yams, molasses, maple syrup and pumpkin-pie spices were all added into it as well and they do not go unnoticed. There is the faint impression of sweet potatoes (or I guess, yams) that marinates well with the fiery, roasted red pepper-like notes of the yeast. Swirling kick starts the spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice can all be detected (the vanilla, however, not so much).

The molasses and maple syrup are much more evident in the taste, notably because of their excessive sweetness. With the mouthfeel already considerably thinned out by the alcohol and made so piquant from the spices, all the sugary, overwhelmingly intense sweetness becomes just that: overwhelmingly intense. It can be enjoyable but only in smaller portions; I'm even more happy now that I shared this big bottle.

Someone get me a slice of vanilla ice cream - quick! I know that no actual pumpkin was used but I swear that this tastes more like pumpkin pie than a lot of pumpkin beers do. I'm not even so sure this would pair well with that beloved traditional Thanksgiving dessert given it tastes so much like it. Warming seems to have slightly diminished the impression of the yams and lightly accented the maple syrup. The spices, fortunately, stay mellow.

Maybe it's that I find the idea of quitting your day job to start up a brewery with your family in Orange County to be romantic, but I've fallen in love with just about every beer the Famille Rue puts out there. I appreciate their creativity and respect the difficulties of successfully making those visions reality. This brewery has had some quality control issues in the past but if this year's Autumn Maple is any indication they've got them sorted out.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big ole 750 provided by buckeyeboy at a weekend tasting.... Thanks Jeremy!!

Pour didn't reveal much in the way of carbonation or lace... orangey brown..

Nose is spicy with cinnamon and nutmeg.. vanilla is there yet more muted.. alot of other stuff going on.. I normally really hate spiced beers, but this is fairly reasonable.

Flavor mirrors the nose... there are some "remnants" of what I think molasses would taste like when fermented out.. same with the maple.. I seem to be getting BSDA flavors, but the spices are knocking them off my palate pretty readily.. sorta reminds me of a spiced apple cider.. dark raisins in a later pour...

Body seems thicker because a lesser carbonation.. Pretty good.. but again, I have a hard time with spiced beers... I wish they would have dialed back the spices by about 50% and maybe fermented a tad warmer and allowed the yeast to do spice work.

Thanks again Jeremy... This was still a pretty enjoyable experience.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Columbus, the very day it first arrived on local shelves. After reading about this brewery over the last year I've been looking forward to this first taste, a Belgian brown ale with yams and pumpkin pie spices.

The beer is murky dark copper color with a finely celled tan foam that starts at about 4 fingers thickness. The aroma is a little weizenbockish with pungent phenols, it smells a little aggressive. I get a lot more complexity out of the taste, I really like how all the flavors come together. To start with there are the weizen flavors of sweet malts and some light banana, but on top of that is a gourd-like quality which must be from the yams. Maple syrup is there but I wouldn't know it unless I expected it, and to finish it all off there's a hot alcoholic burn. The body is full and the carbonation, while light, is evident enough and proof that the Bruery fixed the problems they evidently had last year with this beer. This is more a sipper than chugger, and is a great beer with that in mind.

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Photo of Tolann
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a NB goblet.

A - Cloudy brass orange. Opaque. Yeast settling at the bottom of the glass. Poured with lots of head and is now settled to a small skim and a ring at the glass.

S - sweet malty, yeast, pumpkin (yams actually) flesh. I almost expected more spice, but I'm kinda glad I'm not getting slapped with nutmeg and pumpkin spice. Smell comes out more with a little warmth.

T - wow quite nice! Still not too much spice. YAM (its not pumpkin) really up front, but sweetened up with the maple syrup that the name kinda gives away. Some nutmeg and earthyness. Belgian yeasty.

M - Medium mouth feel. Really nice and what I'm looking for with this type of beer. Not a lot of carbonation, but there's a small carbonation kick after the sip that almost is in place of the pumpkin spice that too often overloads these fall beers. Not so much a lasting after taste, and that 10.5% ABV is compliments nicely giving you a warming feeling, but not an alcohol burn.

D - It's a nice slow sipper. Not completely a dessert beer tho very enjoyable. This would probably go well with Thanksgiving dinner rather than Thanksgiving desert. It totally drives home the thoughts of Autumn leaves, and the changing seasons.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my snifter glass just before first pitch of the Sox game.

Pillowy, tight light tan head. Deep amber/orange color. Seems to be a slight haze to the beer. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma is of sweet potatoes, a bit of tartness, slightly yeasty

Flavor is rather interesting. Fall spices, brown sugar, a slight notion of maple and some nice Belgian yeast flavors. Not sure I can taste the yams.... But it was definitely a fall spice/flavor...
Definitely a beer that needs to be served at cellar temp and allowed to open up.

Medium body with slight carbonation.

Very enjoyable beer. I am not eating food with this but I get the sense this would go well with Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light translucent brown with a good head that quickly dissipates, leaving very little lacing on the glass.
The smell is enticing, pumpkin, cinnamon, and clove.
Tastes like a Belgian brown, but the spice is overdone.
Mouthfeel is light, would be better if fuller to support the high spice level.
The highly overspiced cinnamon makes this really not very drinkable unless you have your face in an apple pie.

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Photo of kegger22
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Bruery had made it to Ohio, but there were only two styles available at the local (The Anderson's) beer store. Naturally, I grabbed one of each.

Poured a hazy, dark orange with a moderate head that quickly dissipated to nothing. The aroma was... hey, what's going on here, is this a pumpkin beer?. The taste was a bunch of pumpkins too. Yeah, there was maple syrup too, like the name implies, but yams be damned, this was a pumpkin beer. The feel was medium bodied with very little carbonation. Drinkability was just OK (high ABV and not impressive flavor).

Come on "The Bruery", I hope you're not just sending us the dregs.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter

Murky brown, cider like color with a fluffy bubbly tan head that quickly fades to nothing, very still appearance, no lacing. Aroma is fairly mild, a little disappointing that it isn't stronger given the ingredients in this beer. Very earthy, vegetable-like and Belgian-y aroma, with mild sweetness (the maple I suppose but I can't actually identify that specifically), some peppery and cinnamon spices. Doesn't really open up much more as it warms up sadly. Flavor isn't that much different than what I imagine an Unibroue pumpkin beer might taste like. Well, you can tell the difference between the yams used instead of pumpkins, but as for what the spice and maple contribute there isn't anything that unique. Full bodied, syrup like, with high carbonation (seems like issues from last year's batch didn't carry over in that regard). Taste starts off like a dark Belgian ale, before the spices come in, cinnamon, light clove, etc. Finish has both an earthy, vegetable taste (the yams) and a slight sweetness (the maple), but neither is overpowering and are nicely balanced. Alcohol has a warming presence, but never burns or is found in the flavor. Overall, a very nice balance of flavors, and a nice alternative to the glut of pumpkin beers on the market this time of year, but slightly disappointed that if you're not paying close attention as you drink it's just another dark Belgian.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ The Institute (Philadelphia, PA) during their Pumpkinfest on 10/3/09. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a deep murky amber, with a thin covering of off-white head. Fizzy retention around the edges, leaving a foamy cascade of lacing back. The aroma smells of sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Some citrusy and earthy hop undertones, as well as plenty of fall-like spicing and warmth fills out the rest of this in the nose.

The taste is sweet, spicy, and sticky in the mouth. Deep yammy sweetness, with cinnamon and nutmeg mixed in. Earthy hops and a certain amount of roastiness to this, help pull back some of the sweeter tones. This has a definite tangy tart edge to it as well. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big prickly creaminess to the carbonation, which then sits on a much viscous feel underneath. Alcohol gives this a beefy feel in the mouth, but it isn't distracting, instead giving this more of a pleasant warmth.

I liked this. The combo of the yams, maple syrup, and spice made for a pleasant Fall-like feel in the mouth, and the higher alcohol guarantees you'll get warmed up on those cool Autumn nights. This was definitely a sipper but a damn tasty one.

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Photo of bmanning
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours orangish brown with huge tan head that quickly dissipates into nothing with no lacing.
Aromas of brown sugar, maple syrup, cloves, cinnamon, plums, and orange zest.
Autumn Maple tastes like a sweet yam casserole with brown sugar, black pepper, grape juice, lemon, and a multitude of spices. There's definitely a lot going on here. The beer is spritzy in mouthfeel but it's thin too. This is a good fall beer, but I think I prefer the taste of pumpkins in my beer over the taste of yams.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of RoyMunson. Drinking this side by side with the BA Autumn Maple for science purposes.

Pours a ruby brown in color. Looks like autumn in a glass. Very nice couple inches of head forms on the pour. It sticks around for awhile, but recedes to a froth.
Smell is mostly spices with some malts as well. Lots of nutmeg, alspice and some sweet yams. Smells delicioius, and I just decided what I'll be drinking for Thanksgiving dinner.
All the flavors in the beer are very balanced and complimentary to one another. Which is quite the feat with everything that is going on here.
Incredibly smooth and full on the mouthfeel. I'm really digging this beer!

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Photo of Deuane
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Institute during Pumpkin Fest.

A-Reddish tinted golden copper, like the skin of a pumpkin. Thin tan head quickly reduced to a thin veil and left little to no lace.

S-A wonderful memory provoking aroma. Deep earthy vegetable notes with a spice kick and a finish of maple syrup sweetness. Very nice yet rather subtle. Aroma builds with warming.

T-The yam flavour really comes out in the forefront and is quickly accompanied with an earthy spicy zing and maple sweetness. Like a Thanksgiving side dish in a glass!

M-Medium bodied quite smooth and easy to drink. Nice lingering flavours and a creamy, slightly syrupy finish.

D-Tasty and unique. I really enjoyed this one. Certainly a sipper of a brew. To be enjoyed as it transforms as it warms becoming more and more earthy and aromatic. A fitting tribute to my favorite season of the year.

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Photo of Gmann
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a 750 ml capped bottle. Pours light chocolate brown color with honey highlights; a rather small tan head that quickly settled into nothingness. The aroma is of nice spicy belgian yeast; banana and clove, brown sugar, and figs. The maple aroma comes through as the brew warms. The taste is vinous, a plum fruitiness, an earthy spice tone, light lemon tartness. The molasses and maple syrup add the sweetness to the brew but are fairly subtle and blend with what I imagine is the yam. Not much yam flavor but I pick it up towards the end. The feel is moderate to thick, perhaps a touch syrupy and sticky; light carbonation and quite noticable abv. An interesting brew, needs to tone down the booze so that the other flavors come through. Perhaps some aging would do the trick.

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.