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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,656 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,656
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 117
Gots: 279 | FT: 15
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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Photo of Buck_Jones
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Bromine, Jan 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

scanny24, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Keananmichael5
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Keananmichael5, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Pours a dark, murky brown color with a short lived head. The aroma is sweet like candied yams, perhaps a touch of fruit and certainly alcohol. Tastes follow suit with sweet candied yams, alcohol, belgian yeast, stranger dryness and an overall strange profile. The maple adds to the sweetness and the beer really doesn't go anywhere. More of a chore than a pleasure to drink, but certainly interesting.

Stinkypuss, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Duff27
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Duff27, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Punter16
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Punter16, Monday at 01:43 PM
Photo of sbxx
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

sbxx, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Nov 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

EFR94, Oct 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

lupercmda, Feb 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

CMack71968, Nov 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

bluesplit63, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a murky copper ish brown with a little over a finger of lightly tanned head. Dissapates into a lingering film, some spots of lacing.

S: notes of Belgian yeast come through at first, bannana peal and a slight hint of Clove, followed by an earthy yam aroma along with some faint spice notes, a light warming toastyness, dont really get much maple in the aroma... Out of the spices I can deffinatly notice some cinnamon, not a huge fan on the aroma here, dose not smell like something I am really goin to enjoy.

T: yah deffinatly note a huge fan here, everything I picked up on in the nose is intensified, especially the belgian yeast characteristics, I get a light hint of maple sweetness on the finish but I feel as though it is being overwhelmed by the yeast and spices, this beer doesn't feel rounded to me at all, a lot of flavor all over the place and none of them particuarly flavors I enjoy.

M: medium body with a medium carbonation the hits the tounge a bit sharply on the finish, that doesn't seem to complement the brew well, also I am left with a yammy aftertaste in my mouth that I do not find I credibly pleasant.

O: I do not like this beer, I feel like it is not very week rounded, the flavors clash, and the Belgian yeast overwhelms just about everything else.... Deffinatly my least favorite offering from the bruery...

PeterIngemi, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of ahurd11085
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Man was I let down by this one. I had high hopes for this beer, and this is the first time the Bruery hasn't knocked my socks off.

A: 750 mL bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a fairly clear brownish red with an off white one finger head.

S: Yams, yams, more yams, a bit of nutmeg and other spice, and more yams. I can pick up trace hints of alcohol and Belgian phenols behind the yam onslaught.

T: Pretty much what the nose suggested. There are traces of toasted malt, phenolic flavors, spice and sweetness, but all of it is crushed by the dominate yam flavor. Just way too much, totally out of balance. Maybe age will help?

M: Good, a pleasant heaviness that doesn't become too viscous or clinging. Moderate carbonation

D: Awful. On one hand the alcohol was very well hidden, but the flavors are just so crushing that I couldn't finish more than 4-6 oz before I had to hand off the bottle to a friend, who had less than that before handing it off to the drain.

ahurd11085, Oct 22, 2010
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2.84/5  rDev -24.7%

Jaked12, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Bung
2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

750ml. Cloudy dark orange pour, nice off white head and some lacing. Aroma has some pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice with sweet potato fries. Not really any aromas you'd expect to accompany a beer. Taste has some of the aroma, but also has a sour note that just lingers throughout. Candy sweet, no maple or malt sweetness. Fairly clean though, light bodied, right at the end of the spectrum of acceptable carbonation. Alcohol is not real apparent. I'm going to really struggle finishing the whole bottle. Sweet with sour and the Belgian yeast really just doesn't do it for me. Definetely one to share with others. Interesting and worth trying, but I think there are many reviews here that want this to be better than it really is.

Bung, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of craytonic
2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pour is near flat. Not a good start. From skimming a few reviews, this seems to be a common theme, and negatively impacts all scores, particularly mouthfeel and drinkability. Even with that, a nice autumn-colored beer. Lets call it a wash and go for "average"

Smell: Would have guessed pumpkin ale, but I guess it is yams. I think it is more the cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg that give it the pumpkin pie feeling. Bit of molasses, maple syrup, and vanilla as well.

Taste: Similar to the smell, tastes near pumpkin-ale with lots of brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Bit of toffee. Definitely some maple syrup, vanilla, and molasses. A bit sweet. Would love to see what actually goes into this one.

Mouthfeel: Near flat. Completely kills the beer.

Drinkability: Just can't drink it near-flat. If they are confirmed to fix this, I will give it another try. Category is BSDA? Really?

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Tried the 2010 version, it was carbonated but smell and taste are worse.

craytonic, Nov 20, 2009
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2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The thing about this beer is, it tastes a lot like most fall, pumpkin/squash beers.
and the heavy alcohol taste is not very appealing when it comes to being a drinkable beer.

It pours a dark brown, with a golden tint to it.

Smells kinda nice. It has those herbal spices, maybe a faint maple or "molasses" .
It also smells like it might have a heavy alcohol content.

The thing I don't like about the taste, is that the 10% alcohol is kind of in your face.
There are cinnamon and other spices apparent, and a faint taste that I get from most pumpkin/squash beers. I can taste a bit of good things going on in here, but its a little overpowered.

The mouthfeel was not that pleasant, and the people with me agreed.

davewlfpckfan29, Nov 20, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -23.6%

k47k, Oct 03, 2014
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 froghop
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy dark copper-brown with a small beige-yellow head, and some lacing.

smell is of pumpkin, spice, malt, and a touch of caramel.

taste is smooth, lots of pumpkin, maple syrup, spice, and some malt, end is dry.

overall to much vegetable for me.

froghop, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of Bardeen
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I was very excited to try this beer since it was brewed with yams, spices, and maple. However, I was very disappointed when the it poured with no head whatsoever. Little to no carbonation. Great aroma and flavors going on, but it tasted like a beer right after fermentation - flat and sweet. The beer is bottle conditioned so maybe I got one that just didn't carbonate. Gave it a 1.5 on drinkability because my friends and I had to dump it down the drain. Sad.

Bardeen, Nov 26, 2008
Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,656 ratings.