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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,795 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 130
Gots: 305 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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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 bmf0
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of sommersb
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-19-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 09-11-2012
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Brawley's Beverage, Charlotte

Pours a dark orange-brown and hazy beer. The big off-white head has a fair level of retention, with little lace to show. Aromas are very spicy and highlight cinnamon and clove. Other smells are of pumpkin and yam fruit/vegetables.

Taste is rich and malty sweet, plus lots of spice notes as in nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. Other flavors include vanilla and woody notes, plus a smooth alcohol warmth. Bitterness is low.

Thick mouthfeel, with medium to high carbonation. Finish is of spices and is sweet, malty and fruity. Overall this is an excellent dessert beer -- very rich, sweet and spicy. Recommended

Photo of thecheapies
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rust red color with a bone head of meager height. Small pour in my glass offers only so much to criticize.

Maple and cinnamon and nutmeg in the nose. Malty sweet, with a slight hop brush. Vegetable quality reminds me of pumpkin, but I get that it's yam.

Sweet and bitter, spicy and with some hops. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, yam, and muted maple flavors that merely peek out. Hot heat. Slight citric hops offer bitterness and complement the earthy yam flavors.

An imperial pumpkin-like feel with medium carbonation and a hefty body.

Good beer. Happy to have tried it.

Photo of matttttYCE
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy looking dark ruby brown mixture, that has a nice light tan head which sticks around for a while and decent lacing. Aroma is like pumpkin pie mixed with yams and holiday spices. So it's big on pumpkin pie with yams, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, sweet potatoes, and Belgian yeast/candied sweetness. The flavor is on par with much of the same pumpkin pie, yam, and spices, with the light twist of the Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is light overall. Light-medium consistency and body, medium carbonation, and a light finish.

Overall this is a very nice pumpkin/spice/holiday type beer. A bit high on the ABV for a beer of it's type, but still enjoyable and definitely a different and original take on the pumpkin style beer.

Photo of dav
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle provided at Thanksgiving by our host.

A: Pours a deep murky caramel color with a very short lived and fizzy light brown head that faded into nothing. Sits like iced-tea in the glass.
S: Yams, citrus and fall spices on the nose. Hints of molasses and nutmeg as well. Smells rather sweet.
T: Follows the nose with very sweet notes of molasses, caramel, sweet candied yams, lemon peel and lightly tart green apples. Spices are present with nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon zest and pumpkin spice. Finish is drying with a good dose of green apple and cranberry tartness. I get a hint of buttery doughy malt, caramel, tobacco and brown sugar in there as well.
M: Medium body, lowish carbonation with a slick, lightly tart, mouthfeel.
O: Interesting flavor, drinkable, with a refreshing light tartness. Solid all-around.

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly opaque, cider amber color. Not vibrant, but certainly not dull. A short caramel colored head appears, but fades just as quickly. The nose is interesting. The obligatory spicy raisin for this style, but I easily detect sweet potato and pumkin pie as well. The cinnamon is nearly overdone. The mouthfeel is pleasant, with a light syrupy consistency without being viscous. Some light carbonation toward the finish provides some balance. A lot of sweet raisin and cinnamon up front. Competing bitterness and tartness at the finish. After the tartness, it falls flat on the rear of the tongue, wihich spoils the experience a bit. There's some warmth left in the palate following the finish. I think more maple syrup would've helped how this beer finishes. I wonder how much of the sugar in maple syrup is fermentable. Perhaps too much. If there is enough time between sips, I can taste sweet potato. Interesting to a degree, but not enough to make it a great beer.

ADDENDUM: As the beer warms, the flavors blend much more nicely. I'd recommend enjoying this beer after it has warmed in your glass.

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber to a Tulip

Thanks Stevmo!

A- murky golden orange, 1/4" quick fading off white head

S- raw yam, molasses, pumpkin ale spices, earthy, tart, belgian yeast

T-pumpkin ale spices, molasses, belgian yeast, hint of yam

M-medium body, crisp carbonation

O- i have had this one before but it was an infected batch and tasted like sour apple. Glad to finally try it as intended. It's pretty straight forward and nothing awe inspiring. It's basically a pumpkin ale w/ molasses & belgian yeast. I was hoping for more of a candied yam flavor/aroma, but just got raw yams instead. Was hoping for a creamy mouthfeel w/ low carbonation but got medium body w/ crisp carbonation which was off putting & didn't go w/ the flavor/aroma. All & all a decent brew and i enjoyed it.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Massbmx
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RandyKemka
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Ogre
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Hellyeahimdrinking
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bum732
2.98/5  rDev -21%
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.

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.