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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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1,788 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 128
Gots: 303 | FT: 16
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 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%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

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.

Photo of JonBarley
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.