Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,772 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,772
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 124
Gots: 300 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Furlinator
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy reddish brown with 1/2 inch of off-white head that fades to just a thin film on top that leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is of pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, etc., with baked yam and maple on the finish.

Taste is of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove up front with earthy yam, maple and molasses on the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This brew succeeds where most pumpkin ales fail. Most pumpkin ales are thin in body and are too spice forward, where Autumn Maple allows the yams and their texture to shine alongside the Autumn spices.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dexterk1
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this recently at one of our favorite spots. Poured a nice dark amber/lite brown. Head of about an inch that disappeared rather quickly.
Odor is sweet and spicy. Cinnamon, syrup and some other spices came to mind when first smelling.
Taste is rather sweet and maple syrup like at first. Middle to end brings some more spice and little bit of alcohol . Mouth feel is smooth and relatively flat. It seems like there is very little carbonation.
Overall, a very good beer with sweetness throughout. Great for sipping and savoring.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of trentbent
4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I was not sure I'd love this beer but I was sure my guests would love it. But it turns out that I knew I would love this beer and I ended up drinking almost a third of the bottle. It's definitely a tricky beer to pull out at T-day (the perfect beer but...) some people just don't love a complex beer like this. Have you ever had sweet potatoes with maple syrup? Yeah. So this is that and somehow better. It takes a moment, but it strikes you that the flavor and mouthfeel of this ambitious T-day beer is rightly balanced. I was sad when the bottle was done, despite all the other beers at my fingertips (I over-prepared for Thanksgiving cuz it was my first time hosting...lots of leftover food and beer!) Thanks The Bruery, let's make this a tradition.

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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling date (2013 vintage), poured into my The Bruery "June 15th, 2013, Rue the Day" snifter, drank 11/28/13 over an hour.

A: 2/3 - amber-brown coloration, little clarity (cannot see through), tannish-brown coloration on first pour but very quickly dissipates into subtle glass lacing , moderate-to-large alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - like a spiced yam, some nutmeg, molasses

T: 16/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a big spice and sweet character that immediately hits; as it develops in the mouth, there malt sweetness fully develops and some alcohols are detectable; on the aftertaste, it's sweet but not cloying so and resolves impressively dry

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated, big time mouthfeel from the booze

O: 8/10 - a favorite Fall ale from a brewery that doesn't see a true Fall; I like their eschewing of pumpkin but still creating an excellent seasonal Fall beer

TOTAL = 39/50

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of MacQ32
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a deepber brown with half a finger of tan head which dissipates quickly leaving almost no lacing.

S - maple syrup, cinnamon, some dark fruits, molasses

T - exactly as it smells plus a lotta yams

M - medium/lighter bodied. Good carbonation, Would have liked it be more full bodied

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3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle obtained during a June stop in Seattle. Poured into a chalice: ruby orange, clear yet rich-looking, with little visible carbonation, and a fluffy head that settles to a ring-around. Lacing seems nice to start.
Smells like spice and some cinammon, with a vegetable vibe to it that's tough to describe. Different. I actually get an impression of baked ham in a fork with spicy mustard! Certainly a nose that's in tune with the season.
Tastes slick and low carbonated, with flavors that are vegetable-like (the yams), and a spice blend (mostly all-spice) that works well with the former. Certainly a sweet edge due to the syrup, where maple flavor doesn't come to the forefront quite like the overall seeetness of its sugar. Not complex, although more sipping gives me more of an apple note. A mild burn briefly pops through afterward, then levels off. A sipper. Wish it were better carbonated. Seems perfect to accompany a holiday meal, so as intended, this will be had with Thanksgiving dinner. A different type of beer, and despite not favoring this style, appreciated. Update following meal: score on this brew bumped up by nearly a full point, just because it compliments this type of meal (incl turkey, cranberry sauce, broccoli, hot rolls etc.) perfectly.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap in flute

A) Dark amber, one finger head, non-transparent. It's almost flat barley carbonated

S) Lots of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, maple, dried fruit

T) Maple up front, spices towards the end and fusel alcohol aftertaste

M) thick no carbonation, almost batter

O) very tasty beer worth the price, but this one isn't for everyone.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,772 ratings.