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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,798 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,798
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 130
Gots: 308 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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 KiMiRaiK
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Gravelost
2.72/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer was my first experience with a yam brewed beer. I must say that while the beer description was great, the beer its self was not to my liking. I drank this beer on a cool winter day, and I just could not enjoy this beer. The smell was defiantly a tuber brewed beer, smelling sweet and earthy, but the flavor was peculiar. On initial taste, the beer is overpowering. I suggest letting the beer breath for at least a few minutes. Again, earthy and sweet, not a regular flavor for beer. I believe the intent of the brewers was to have you enjoy one of these after thanksgiving dinner with a piece of pie. Best of luck in your adventures, Z.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle for $3.99 on clearance. Can't beat it.

Appearance - Murky deep orange/brown. Billowing khaki head that nearly overflows the glass. Settles quickly, though. Thick collar.

Smell - Very spicy. Distinct Belgian character to it. Bright light malts balance with a deep brown sugar and maple aroma. Inviting.

Taste - Maple comes out much more here, with the spice being subdued into the finish. Dominated by caramel malt, detracting a bit from the complexity. Lingering sweet finish, but not cloying.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Nowhere near as sweet as I remember it. Boozy.

Overall - I don't love the style, but I enjoyed this. Tough to distinguish the yam base. Tasty combination of extraneous flavors.

Photo of jlindsey
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BeerManDan
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

When poured, a dark, hazy maple brow with very little foam and absoutle no lace. The smell had a sour/sweet aroma, with maple and spices. The taste had a sweet/sour/salty flavor of sweet/sour/salty spices, maple and candy. This Fruit/Vegetable Beer was to sour/salty for my palate. The flavor was short, but the saltyness just stayed to long on the aftertaste. For me a waste of money and time!

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Hex92
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty. I have tried a few different beers from the bruery and I have liked most of them. This was no exception. Before it warmed up it just tasted like a real nice dubbel I thought....as it warmed up the flavor became more complex.

The carbonation is a bit higher than I like, but the overall mouth feel is pretty good. The taste is hard to describe as it warms up. It definitely changes , but I don't get the taste of yams, maple...maybe a bit of spices.

I would buy this again. I would like to set a bottle aside and see how the flavor develops over a year or two.

Photo of miadw3
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,798 ratings.