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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,769 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,769
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 124
Gots: 298 | FT: 15
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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4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tripel in Playa Del Rey served in a tulip glass. First pours off a fresh keg, not cold.
The hazy brown color bode well, a yam ale should be unclear. The smell was lightly spiced.
The taste started lightly spiced like the smell, then the sweet maple flavor came thru and it was warming, wonderful and washed over my taste buds like syrup, not the mouth feel but everything else I like about it. Each sip was better and better as it warmed.
We had 2 more and each was better but I wouldn't recommend doing that again as the 10% abv in this libation had us feeling very festive.

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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 Vintage poured on 27DEC12

Poured a nice reddish brown with about 2 finger head that dissipated quickly.

Don't really get the yams, get a little fall spices and some maple flavor. Get a spiciness from the yeast.

Taste the yams molasses and syrup really come though. Definitely sweet start that lingers throughout the finish. Don't taste any of the alcohol and don't get any warming so it was hidden well for 10%.

Feel a little thin would have preferred for it to stick around a little bit longer.

Overall a decent beer but probably won't buy it again.

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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml poured into tulip

A: First of all, great looking beer, almost seems thick. Cloudy and copper like but almost slight red in color. Carbonation was obvious with a lot of noise coming from the bubles building themselves up to a single finger tan head, built up quickly with small bubbles, but didn't linger long with no lacing after a few seconds to a minute. This is my first brew from The Bruery and let me say, I am excited!

S: Belgian yeast, slight sweetness, malt, brown sugar, dried fruits, cherries and some pumpkin spice notes. This beer smells great! Reminds me of winter and the holidays.

T: Oh damn! Alcohol is there but is perfectly balanced with brown sugar, its sweet but just right, pumpkin spice, molasses and definitely some maple syrup like the bottle says. The Belgian yeast makes all the ingredients come together and become a unique, special and tasty brew that packs a punch!

M: This beer smells, looks and tastes great but also feels really good. Its really smooth, warm feeling. Spices and alcohol work together, linger together and makes for a great aftertaste that leaves you wanting more, and more and more.

O: This is a great holiday brew! Its very balanced even with all those wonderful holiday flavors, looks great, smells and feels good. I've only heard of good things from BA community about this brewery and now I get it! Will buy again and share with others, people need to know whats up and I will make sure it happens! Yum!

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I actually had to edit this because it changed some much as it warmed a bit, which influenced my perception of the flavor and mouthfeel more than anything. The intriguing aspect, the maple, comes out much more and as a result, renders the feel much smoother and creamier. Not as bad as my initial response below. Definitely worth a try.

Poured from 750ml bottle into a stemmed wine glass. Cloudy caramel in color, with a very thin tan head, recedes pretty quickly. No lacing. Smells very belgiany, with spices and a blend of the other elements supposedly used in the brewing process: yams, molasses, and maple syrup. Taste is similar, but with some dark fruit added. Mouthfeel is sharp, crisp, and somewhat refreshing with a buttery/pastry aftertaste. It's definitely rich. Overall, not a huge fan of this beer and I suppose I hyped it up myself because I was so interested in the maple aspect. I would be interested in trying this with some age on it. Cheers.

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,769 ratings.