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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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Reviews: 606
Hads: 1,937
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 23.48%
Wants: 155
Gots: 368 | 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 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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Photo of ATPete
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

capped 750ml

These guys are something else, I look forward to the opportunity to try anything new from The Bruery. Yam beer, here we go. This one pours an awesome orange/brown hue that screams the season, a small tan head rests atop. Lots of sweetness and gentle breezes of alcohol in the nose, sweet potato malt? This beer is difficult to review because there is so much happening here. Thanksgiving in a bottle really, the light maple syrup note works well with the sweetness and mild spiciness of the brew, the alcohol content is detectable but it cuts right through the flavor in a way that enhances the experience rather than hurt it, this beer is hot in a good way. Im really enjoying this, Thanksgiving in a bottle.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Tulip
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks to paulxqx for the hook-up!

This one pours a very nice, light, ruby color with golden brown tinting. Three-fingers of creamy tan foam make the head. It recedes to a thin surface covering. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky.

This has to be one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. It smells wonderful. The yams and spices are most noticable, but the maple notes also come out nicely. There's also something else....pecans, maybe?

This is delicious! Wonderful yam flavors shine through. The spices are very nice and right out in the open. They are balanced by a very nice maple flavor and sweetness. A very mild hint of molasses keeps it all grounded. All of this sits on top of a nice malty base.

Full-bodied with a medium-to-full level of carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. It has a nice level of creaminess, which I like.

The abv level is a bit high. While I don't taste it, I am certainly starting to feel it, at the halfway point in this 25oz. bottle. Other than that though, it's super tasty and easy to drink.

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

On tap at The Institute as part of their "Pumpkin Patch" event...

Brownish oranage in color, frothy plume of white head, good lacing. Smell is dominated byBelgian yeasts, dark fruits and earth. Hints of fall spices such as nutmeg, cinamon and clove. The taste is also dominated by the Belgian yeast and dark fruit. The seasonal tastes follow on the end - cinamon, clove, nutmeg, hints of maple brown sugar and a slight candied yam/sweet potato flavor. Medium bodied, ample carbonation. Good, but not great, dominated by the Belgian Ale part of the equation which doesnt let the seasonal tastes come through enough.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dirty burgundy color with one finger of fizzy off white head.

Scent of maple syrup, spice, earth, yams, sugar and a hint of alcohol. A different scent, yet quite good.

Taste of grain, earth, sugar, yams, maple syrup, and soda. An unusual taste, but I did enjoy this quite a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation, a bit more that I prefer, but still great.

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

On tap at The Drafting Room, Exton, PA.

Appearance: Hazy copper. Long lasting bone-white head. Standard lacing (might have been due to a dirty bar glass).

Aroma: Caramelish malt and non-descript spice.

Flavor: Spice, caramel, fruit (apple, berry), subtle underlying tart note. Spicy zest of ginger (or is that alcohol? Or a combination of both?). Maple and cinnamon in finish with a spritz of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with a standard carbonation level.

Drinkability: While chilled it's really quite unique and interesting. Only as it warms and you progress through the glass does the spicing really appear. So, pretty damned drinkable!!!

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Photo of drabmuh
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a glass into a belgian tulip (Duvel). Beer is brown and carbonation is steady, no head to speak of, white bubbles, no lacing left on the glass. The beer smells like pumpkin pie spice.

I just noticed that this beer is classified as a pumpkin ale even though the label states "Belgian Style Brown Ale Brewed with Yams....We don't need pumpkins in our beers!" So I would call this a CLEAR misclassification. This beer needs to be reclassified.

Beer is clear but if not careful, the yeast will dislodge from the bottom of the bottle and the last sips will be yeasty. Overall the beer is well balance, especially when you consider the high ABV (10.5!). It finishes a little dry, but the complexity of the flavors come through. I'm not sure what I expected from a beer made with yams, but it was pretty good. I don't pick up much of the maple character, but I'm not sure how much I should. Good beer, interesting, check it out.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Went down to the Charleston Beer Exchange in downtown Charleston, SC. They have "Rare Beer Tuesday's" which happens to be today, 09/29/09.

I poured it from the growler and noticed the dark hazy color, almost like sweet tea. There was no real head on the beer, maybe 2 fingers at most and off-white in color, which had a very short retention time.

It smells like grandma's house on Thanksgiving. Immediately my nose was greeted with cinnamon, clove, maple syrup, brown sugar, almost like a candied ham or yam for that matter.

The taste is an orchestra of cinnamon, brown sugar, clove with an aftertaste of candied yams and vanilla icecream mixed together, you know when you burp up candied yams after Thanksgiving dinner. A very Southern taste!

This is definately very drinkable, especially when in good company, and a beer to share for sure. The alcohol leaves a perfect burn in the back of your throat, very nice on a cold day.

I highly recommend this beer for the fall. The beer creates a perfect equation for fall and winter, all you need is Autumn Maple(+)Friends(+)A Fire(X)Cold weather and you will be sure to have a good time.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a leather brown with a huge head from good carbonation that dies slowly. An intense smell of cinnamon, clove, peppers; the spices in this beer outweight the smell of yams and there is some minor sweetness in the smell of maple and molasses and also a little yeast smell. The sweetness from the yams and maple is evident but the spices, mostly cinnamon and clove is what I am picking up, is just a tad too powerful. A full-bodied beer that is thick, sticky, and smooth and finishes slightly dry due to a minor citric hop bite on the backend; could also be a very minor ABV burn. A very good if not great beer that is pleasing to sip on and I enjoyed it thoroughly; only wish it could've been a little sweeter.

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Photo of StarlightSeraph
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my Duvel tulip. Bottle says this is a Belgian-style brown ale. BA has it as a pumpkin ale. I'll try to keep both styles in mind. Virtually no lacing.

Appearance: Pours a murky brown-orange, with four fingers of off-white head that slowly, slowly subsides. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Definitely smells like a pumpkin ale. The smell is dominated by pumpkin pie spices. Malt in the background. Good smelling beer.

Taste: Doesn't taste all that much like it smells, which is surprising. The traditional 'Belgian' flavor dominates, backed by some spices. The finish is long and smooth, with almost a vanilla-honey aftertaste. I'm not sure I'm getting the maple syrup, or the yams, or the other flavors advertised, or maybe I'm just tasting what happens when they all blend together. Alcohol is definitely evident, as the beer warms all the way through. Maybe some pumpkin-like flavors come through as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Thick, and high carbonation. Nothing to complain about.

Drinkability: Definitely a good beer to sip on on a cold winter night. It smells like a pumpkin ale, but tastes like a Belgian brown. I'm not really sure how to best classify it. My nose says one thing, and my tastebuds say another. It's a beer I definitely would have to be in the mood for, and I might pick up another one for when the weather cools.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to stout glass.

Good looking pour, with 3-4F tan head over top of a deep, deep orange body - slight translucence. Zero lacing or head retention as it warmed.

Smell is a malt bomb, with spice. Molasses, cinnamon, orange spice, and cardboard.

Taste is nice - was worried about a 10.5% 'Pumpkin', but there is plenty of rich complexity to mask the alcohol. Maple and yams come through in the flavor. Reminded much more of a Dubbel than a Pumpkin Ale.

Carbonation was present, but muted in the thick mouthfeel. Pretty syrupy overall, so matched my expectations.

I like Pumpkin Ales, and especially the Imperial variety, so I found this to be quite drinkable and a terrific Fall seasonal.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a beautiful burnt umber with orange streaks and a nice off-white head.

S: The yams certainly come through in the initial whiff. Lots of spicing on top. Even without actual pumpkin, I've got no problem with this being classified as a pumpkin ale--all of the same spicing with a nice twist. In addition to the usual cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, maple and vanilla definitely come through with a little bit of brown sugar and molasses.

T: Much like the smell. When poured from the fridge, the sweetness was more noticeable, along with the sweet potatoes. As it warmed up, more of the spices and other notes started to show more presence.

M: Medium bodied without much--if any--alcohol presence. No carbonation issues with this year's batch.

D: Quite drinkable, especially for the style. One of my new favorite fall seasonals.

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.