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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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very good

1,725 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,725
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 122
Gots: 291 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +6.1%

djaeon, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

slinkie, Dec 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jdmandel, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jkane101, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of bum732
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

S: Belgian phenolics, spiciness, some clove and cinnamon.

L: Cloudy brown, off-white creamy head with great retention and lacing.

T: Sweet, brown sugar like malt with some spices. Medium spicy bitterness leading to some "pumpkin pie" like notes. Touch of tartness detectable finishing dry and quite spicy.

M: Medium high carbonation, prickly on the palate.

Interesting, but not something I could drink a lot of. Kind of messy with the belgian phenolics and the pumpkin pie like taste.

bum732, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of JasonSiedman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JasonSiedman, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

HopBrain, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

corneliustoad, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep, rich brown/orange with a fluffy tan/off-white head with good retention. Not much lacing. Distinctive-looking.

S: An interesting blend of the familiar smells of Belgian yeast and dark fruits, with autumnal spices: nutmeg, sweet potatoes, maple, and other spicy accents.

T/M: Sweet and sugary. With each sip, the initial sugary, syrupy sweetness soon gives way to a big sweet potato flavor and plenty of spicy hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and other fall/holiday spices. Real tasty and distinctive, and though it's certainly sweet and betrays lots of sugar and maple syrup, it's never gets to the point where it's overbearing or sickly sweet. Well carbonated, kind of tingly and spiky on the tongue.

O: A really original and delicious autumn/holiday beer. I like it better than most pumpkin ales I've had. In many ways it just tastes like a clever, subtle variation on a big Belgian quad or strong ale, rather than the gimmick it might've been given its unusual ingredients.

sevenarts, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to pint snifter

A - deep caramel; minimal head; no lacing; minimal carbonation

S - Belgian yeasts up front; a little yam sweet; molasses; brown sugar

T - yams; burnt sugar; molasses; sweet and spicy

M - pretty smooth, a little sweet; the Belgian yeasts make this slightly bitter and lingering

O - overall, this is a pretty decent fall offering; seems like it would pair well with turkey and stuffing; unique take on a brown with all that Belgian influence; has the right amount of booze to flavor ratio where I wouldn't want to drink more than a glass and still get my fuzz on wo over committing.

SkeeterBoganski, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JonBarley, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Toadhopper, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jagada, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ralphw56, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

rolive, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

fayenatic, Nov 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Peller80, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

wyatt13, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JRBecks, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Squatchito, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

will1256, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of JoeDurp
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live in Texas and this was hard to get for me
A: Mahogany, poured pretty aggressive which made a mess
S: Yams maple syrup clove brown sugar.
T: Maybe im too much of a noob but i thought it tasted alot like DFH Punkin Ale. I mean in a blind taste test with the exception of the alcohol coming through i wouldnt be able to tell the difference.
M: Heavy with the alcohol burning all the way down
O: Good but not worth the hassel of finding a website that would ship to me. Maybe ill get another and let it sit for a year.

JoeDurp, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottling. Poured into a Bells snifter. The pour is quite beautiful. It is clear and golden brown in color with a massive head that shows good retention and leaves some nice lacing behind. The nose is very fall-like. There are sweet bready notes, nutmeg, allspice, and a pumpkin-like sweet potato smell.

The beer has a medium full body. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy, even though the carbonation level is quite high. The flavor is quite sweet. Big, bready, malty notes are evident on the front of the palate. They blend with flavors of molasses, brown sugar, yams, and holiday spice. As the beer de-gasses a bit, some subtle dark fruit flavors of raisins and dates start to come forward. There is a nice alcohol warmth on the finish.

Overall, this is a delicious beer. It is a perfect accompaniment to a holiday meal. My only issue with it is that it is very rich and it is difficult to drink a lot of it. Share your bottle with friends and family at the holiday table.

deadonhisfeet, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jnikkel, Nov 25, 2012
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,725 ratings.