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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,499
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 109
Gots: 233 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-08-2012 23:12:13 | More by brez8791
Photo of jmarsh123


2.38/5  rDev -37%

Poured into my CBS snifter

Poured dark brown with lots of bubbles, hardly any head.

Smells of sweet potatoes along with some pumpkin pie spice.

Flavor is similar. Sweet potato/yam really comes out. Some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg as well. Really sweet and malty.

Low carbonation levels and a thick syrupy mouthfeel.

This one didn't do it for me at all. Too sweet and the low carbonation only enhanced that. Wasn't a horrible beer, but a drain pour nonetheless because it was too sweet to finish even between 2 people.

04-06-2012 19:10:47 | More by jmarsh123
Photo of IHyphySF


4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

A - At first pour it had a small head and then quickly dissipates into a dark root beer color and actually looked like coca cola in a pint glass. This large bubbles formed in the bottom and around the pint glass.

S - Thanksgiving dinner in a bottle! Sweet potato and pecan pie which follows through with a light smell of apricots. The smell is complex but you can differentiate between the spices which i can smell nutmeg, cinnamon & cloves.

T - First initial taste it was Thanksgiving in a bottle. The sweet potatoes shine but finish with almost sweet carrots which turns to an apricot finish. The spices that i described above are a little subdued but hit you at the aftertaste.

M - Lightly carbonated and was one of the most deliciously carbonated beers i have had in awhile for a belgian style brown ale. It had a nicer almost stouty beer feel but then it was smooth and then it felt like a brown ale but easily drinkable.

O - I was impressed had it on tap and it seemed like that keg was flat but this second time in the bottle it was able to keep a great carbonation and i can't wait to open more of them in the next upcoming years.

04-03-2012 05:34:19 | More by IHyphySF
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-28-2012 06:26:43 | More by KevdoggNasty
Photo of ngeunit1


4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

A - Pours a super cloudy copper-brown with a finger of frothy tan-brown head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lace.

S - Aroma is full of maple syrup, sweet yams, rich caramel malts, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon and clove, and some light dark fruit and booze.

T - Starts off with some rich maple syrup with some brown sugar and a bit of spice. Through the middle, some yams comes through with some molasses, cinnamon, clove, and a touch of raisin. The finish is a mix of strong spices with some more yam, molasses, and some light booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a thick, sweet, and spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Lots of complex flavors that really come together nicely. I like the maple syrup and the yams and I think they really create a great unique flavor here.

03-28-2012 06:02:52 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-19-2012 00:06:43 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-12-2012 19:38:11 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
Photo of dominic4beer


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-11-2012 18:25:44 | More by dominic4beer
Photo of jorgemir


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-11-2012 04:50:46 | More by jorgemir
Photo of BMart


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2012 03:07:07 | More by BMart
Photo of DrFunkenstein


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-05-2012 01:17:58 | More by DrFunkenstein
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-04-2012 00:54:24 | More by Blochhead
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-03-2012 05:22:49 | More by Dracook
Photo of LiquidAmber


4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, murky brown with a red tint. One finger fine light brown head with little retention, but some lacing. Aroma dominated by yam, with spices, almost cola-like and faint sweet malt. Interesting flavor of caramel, maple and sweet yam; cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish of caramel malt ending somewhat dry with some tannic elements. Body is medium, somewhat creamy. Somehow this works nicely, this is a tasty autumn ale. Could have been cloying, but the slightly dry finish balances the flavors nicely, althouth the tannins were a bit of an off flavor. Overall, I really liked this beer and will buy annually.

03-03-2012 04:25:46 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-01-2012 15:56:21 | More by GORUM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-25-2012 16:46:25 | More by JustinMatthew
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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy dense brown body with a glowing base and a creamy light tan head that last for a good bit. There is a microbubble net that glides up the side of the glass.

S- The light cidery note gives way to a melanoidin toffee note in the finish.

T- The cidery flavor has some yeasty ester character to follow with a brassy molasses tang in the finish with a iodine yeast flavor that lingers a bit. There is a sweet potato note that comes through a bit in the last few glasses.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a soft alcohol warmth that grows as the beer opens up.

O- The well-blended flavors make it a bit mute with the iodine molasses brassy character sticking out and not any real malt character or other flavor to grab on to.

02-20-2012 17:01:52 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of cvm4


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

A - Pours a deep copper, almost rustic brown. A thin white almost cream half finger head. No lacing to speak of on the glass.

S - Yams and syrup along with spices. May'be some raisins or prunes. A lot going on in this snifter.

T - Sweet caramel, brown sugar, deep raisins, figs and a hint of spices.

M - Light carbonation, not heavy on the palette.

O - I'm glad I got to try it. I don't usually seek out pumpkin/yam beers, but this was a pleasant surprise. Well done The Bruery!

02-19-2012 04:20:38 | More by cvm4
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-15-2012 19:23:52 | More by John11486
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-13-2012 17:23:55 | More by FutureJack
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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

A- Pours a really nice ruby red color with a nice 1 finger head. Has a little lacing on the glass

S-Has a nice carmel aroma up front followed by some spices like clove and cinnamon and it also has a good amount of booze smell to it as well

T- Wow. a lot of flavors going on and i'm not sure thats a good thing. It has a brown sugar flavor up front followed by a peppery molasses flavor and then ends with a yeasty funk to it

M-Medium to light bodied with decent carbonation

D-Overall this was a decent beer but i was excepting a lot more from it.. It had a nice nose to it but the flavors did not translate. It was very spicy and peppery and was hard to pick out exact flavors. I would not seek this out again but would prob. drink a glass if offered.

02-11-2012 04:54:03 | More by zrab11
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-10-2012 19:09:31 | More by Destral
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-10-2012 08:25:56 | More by Fitzmke
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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%

A: Pours a rusty brown hue with a finger of off white head that dissipates slowly
S: smells sweet and of spice and yeast
T: sweet caramel and yam flavor on the palate with some cinnamon and some spicy yeast character. Slightly bitter aftertaste with a lingering yeast and spice presence.
M:light on the palate without being watery and carbonation that is prickly after sitting on the tongue for awhile but is not overbearing
O: A nice twist on the fall beer style that is along the same lines but delightfully different. Good, but not great.

02-09-2012 06:52:56 | More by SHODriver
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-05-2012 22:08:13 | More by nyctrance2
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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