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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,484 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 108
Gots: 229 | FT: 13
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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Ratings: 1,484 | Reviews: 551 | Display Reviews Only:
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Callmecoon

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-23-2013 02:13:42 | More by Callmecoon
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-21-2013 00:03:24 | More by ADTaber
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-17-2013 15:31:44 | More by twenty5
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-16-2013 15:47:00 | More by ajtorres311
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-16-2013 02:47:41 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-15-2013 00:27:10 | More by ajzy
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-14-2013 22:08:20 | More by moonknight31
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-12-2013 17:38:54 | More by mikeburd1128
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TysonA

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-12-2013 15:20:09 | More by TysonA
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-10-2013 12:58:54 | More by tommyguz
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Skrypt

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-07-2013 12:24:37 | More by Skrypt
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Honus1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-06-2013 01:57:59 | More by Honus1
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-29-2013 05:40:19 | More by Kelp
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smonice

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-28-2013 23:43:35 | More by smonice
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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
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-22-2013 22:07:26 | More by ROBSTARR
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-20-2013 13:58:55 | More by drgonzo2k2
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rand

California

3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 750 mL bottle to nonic pint glass

Picked this up last year primarily for my girlfriend because she loves pumpkin beer, and this is supposed to convey that 'holiday feel' without any actual pumpkin. Instead, they used sweet potatoes (the label says they used yams, but what Americans think are yams are actually sweet potatoes...Google it), and a lot of them. First, I don't get the West Coast aversion to a good pumpkin beer. Second, although this does have a late fall/winter holiday feel to it, it's a little too 'experimental' for standard holiday comfort. That being said, it got tastier as I worked through the bottle. The specs:

A: The title says it all - a brown, sort of rusty color, not unlike the deciduous leaves you'd rake in the fall. Cloudy, opaque, and there's apparently plenty of carbonation as it forms a nice, frothy, 2-inch head.

S: The sweet potatoes and the Belgian yeast combine to make a light, earthy aroma, like a garden after the rain. Bready, sweet; the maple and molasses are readily apparent. There's booze in there but not as much as you'd guess.

T/M: The molasses hits the palate first...hard. Where some beers (especially big stouts) infer their notes of molasses, this beats you over the tongue. Upon further sips, the flavors unravel a bit as the big, ripe, fruity esters of the Belgian yeast strain play nicely with the maple syrup. The sweet potatoes not only lend their flavor, but make the brew chewy, a little chalky. Thankfully, there are ample scrubbing bubbles because it's a lot to take down - even with the carbonation there's plenty of sticky residue between swallows. The booze pops in mid-sip to break things up a bit, but man, the molasses really sticks around throughout the sip. I'd definitely tone down the molasses next batch. Finishes long and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 05:24:30 | More by rand
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yoitsarch

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-14-2013 21:03:09 | More by yoitsarch
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-14-2013 19:17:03 | More by Molson2000
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JohnnyWoodchuck

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-10-2013 15:24:23 | More by JohnnyWoodchuck
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wardenclyffe

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-10-2013 14:42:17 | More by wardenclyffe
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-05-2013 13:58:17 | More by MastaShonuf
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger head with minimal retention on a hazy amber with slight orange hue body. Minimal lacing.

S: lots of spices for the season including cinnamon, maple, candy apple, nutmeg and yams.

T: nice caramel malt base with nutmeg and red apple up front moving to yams finishing with mostly cinnamon and fresh pumpkin. Minimal brown sugar for sweetness.

M: medium slightly chewy body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: the spices aren't overwhelming and although I describe them in sections they run together except for the cinnamon in the finish which lingers for a while. A very nice and complex brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:32:04 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a smal head of tan foam on top of an amber body with light haze. The head settles fairly quickly and else's little lace.

S - Lots of brown sugar, clove, maple, and spices.

T - Intense brown sugar and molasses up front. Lots of nutmeg and clove in the middle with a finish of cinnamon, more brown sugar and caramel.

M - A thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet syrupy finish.

D - Not bad, it is certainly a different take on a fall beer and one that is exactly what you would expect from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:31:17 | More by nickfl
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,484 ratings.