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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,805 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,805
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 131
Gots: 310 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 1,805 | Reviews: 587
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4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I really like yams and maple. I do NOT like any pumpkin beer I've tried other than Heirloom Pumpkin Barley Wine ( almanac).

This is a very complex, Belgian yesat, copper colored, malt-forward, not too sweet, yammy, maple concoction: barrel aged. It still tastes like beer, excellent beer. It does not taste or resemble most pumpkin beers in any fashion.

From first frost until sugaring season, I'm apt to pull one out of the cellar to pair with duck, turkey, roast pork.

IMHO, the Bruery makes great beers. This is one of the more under- appreciated examples.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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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
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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