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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,476 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,476
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 106
Gots: 230 | 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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Omer4176

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-06-2012 20:32:39 | More by Omer4176
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Rob315

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-06-2012 13:12:53 | More by Rob315
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blackwingedhorde

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-06-2012 05:49:08 | More by blackwingedhorde
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Faina

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-05-2012 03:59:13 | More by Faina
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-05-2012 01:57:46 | More by IdrinkGas
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-03-2012 05:04:06 | More by Texasfan549
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/crimson with a sliver of beige head. Loads lovely carbonation beads hug the side of the glass Minimal head retention && less lacing

S: Brown sugar, cinamon

T: Follows the nose, a touch of maple syrup sweetness/dryness up front, along with boozey pecans and cherry & sweet potatoes. More sweet tater, a bit of molasess, figs, pears, dryness as this warms, very warming . Finishes dry with yams, cinnamon, & brown sugar

Drinks very easy, much better than the first bottle I had last summer, both were purchased in North Carolina

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 04:11:23 | More by russpowell
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: ruddy old brown color, some haze/sediment on bottom of bottle. Light brown head is diminishing.
S: as stated on the bottle-sweet potatoes, molasses, maple syrup dessert spices. An interesting take and unique.
T: saa. Full sweetness. Nothing to balance it out though. Minimal hop bitterness noted. Some rummy alcohol. A sipping/dessert beer.
M: glad this didn't suffer from carbonation issues I heard previous batches did. Full-bodied and viscous.
O:delivers exactly what the label description says. I could see needing to be in the mood for this one though, or as a dessert pairing.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 02:10:00 | More by MrMcGibblets
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-31-2011 22:28:21 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-29-2011 15:31:44 | More by jculler82
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a garnet brown color with a tan head and a huge level of carbonation. Semi-transparent when cold and clear when warms.

S - Candied yams, apple cider, tart aroma, maple syrup, vanilla and light oak. This is a very unique smelling beer, it smells good, but not sure if I like it.

T - Candied yams, caramel, Fall spices, apples, and reminds me a little of a pumpkin beer. Warming on the way down from the alcohol. There's also some molasses and cinnamon flavor coming through with yam and caramel sweetness.

M - Thick, full bodied and heavy. Lip smacking sticky and leaves a clove/nutmeg/caramel/cinnamon aftertaste.

O - Better than I expected but still not one I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 05:46:12 | More by jzeilinger
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-28-2011 13:21:59 | More by Lantern
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-27-2011 19:11:07 | More by enelson
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-27-2011 16:14:28 | More by SPRichard
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-26-2011 22:07:13 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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vfgccp

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Canned cranberry red body. Nice eggnog-off-white head with ok retention and lace.

S - Mellow maple, tart green apple, and brown sugar.

T - Sweet molasses and maple roll into sweet booze. Bready-malt center with a light, almost cranberry-like tartness. Caramel sweetness is balanced by woody bitters through the finish.

M - Medium light body with a warm boozy backbone.

O - Nice profile, but a shade boozy on its own.

P - The Bruery is one of my favorite breweries to serve to company at a meal. I've found a lot of their beers to be interesting enough to keep the beer enthusiasts at the table happy, but still accessible enough for non-craft beer guests to enjoy. The booze in Autumn Maple can be a bit much, but if you pair it with rich foods the booze can become an asset and you might be surprised to find even novice beer drinkers asking for seconds at the table. Think steak with cream peppercorn sauce, cassoulet, ect.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 19:47:46 | More by vfgccp
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dcurrin

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-25-2011 04:00:27 | More by dcurrin
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-24-2011 23:27:53 | More by acurtis
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gbbass16

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-24-2011 17:49:37 | More by gbbass16
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PowDay

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-24-2011 06:21:31 | More by PowDay
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smithmd4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-22-2011 00:01:42 | More by smithmd4
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I always pick up Bruery beers when available. I read the label after picking up the bottle. When I saw that yams was an ingredient, I was a little nervous because I don't eat yams.

This pours and looks like a strong, dark ale. It is thicker than the average ale, and the carbonation was minimal.

The smell is rich. You get the molasses really heavy, and the yam mixes it up a little bit.

This tastes interesting, but it is a bit much to have a bomber. I was glad to split it with a friend because a bomber is too much for one person.

I recommend picking this up to enjoy in the cold weather.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 20:50:04 | More by ummswimmin
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rpaul2012

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-20-2011 05:13:32 | More by rpaul2012
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-19-2011 19:45:29 | More by Ralphs66
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RocAFella1

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-18-2011 23:56:07 | More by RocAFella1
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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