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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,769 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,769
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 124
Gots: 297 | 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 dexterk1
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this recently at one of our favorite spots. Poured a nice dark amber/lite brown. Head of about an inch that disappeared rather quickly.
Odor is sweet and spicy. Cinnamon, syrup and some other spices came to mind when first smelling.
Taste is rather sweet and maple syrup like at first. Middle to end brings some more spice and little bit of alcohol . Mouth feel is smooth and relatively flat. It seems like there is very little carbonation.
Overall, a very good beer with sweetness throughout. Great for sipping and savoring.

Photo of younger35
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just received this brew moments ago from the super generous Gibby. I've really like all I've tried from The Bruery as I'm a fan of big unique brews. I get excited every year for Pumpkin brews (yes, even though this doesn't have pumpkin, I'll count it) and this one has been on my radar for quite some time. Drank from my Lost Abbey goblet.

Appearance- Pours a nice hazy brownish crimson with a fairly nice half finger dirty white head. No cap remains with a very thin collar and zero lacing.
Smell- Very spicy and kind of boozy with a deep dark fruitiness. Cinnamon and clove dominate with a pinch of nutmeg and pumpkin (or yam but it smells more like pumpkin than anything else). Some rum covered raisins, plums and prunes add that aforementioned dark fruitiness. Brown sugar (or even a candied yam), caramel, toffee and butterscotch are all prevalent. Maybe even a pinch of yeasty spiciness too.
Taste- Starts light sweet with a definite maple syrup aspect and a big fruitiness. Candied yams add a sort of deep dark earthiness that is fairly different than what you'd get from pumpkin. Some prunes, raisins and rum soaked cherries are deep and dark and very fruity. I sort of get the molasses when I search but I'm not sure I'd pick it out if it wasn't on the label. Loads of brown sugar and caramel mix in well amidst the spices of nutmeg, anise and a pinch of cinnamon. The taste isn't near as boozy as the nose seemed but I think that might have been enhanced from the rum like scents.
Mouthfeel- Fairly light feel for what I expected but somewhere around mediumish. A light spritzy carbonation makes for a fairly zesty feel.
Drinkability- Well in all honesty its not 100% what I expected but saying that, I still really enjoyed it. The nose really makes this smell like a typical Pumpkin brew and has that great Autumn brew nose. The taste is a bit different as the potatoes are fairly influential but that's what makes this brew interesting right? Good stuff from The Bruery yet again and huge thanks to Jeff!

Photo of DustinSWB
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened a bottle with my wife for a halloween alternative to pumpkin beer! A nice choice.

A: Pours a pretty brown-crimson mix that is opaque with bubbles sticking to the glass. The head is a nice tan color of about a pinky or a little less, leaves some lacing.

S: Smell has a nice earthiness to it, like the flesh of a pumpkin or I guess a yam! Has some nutty and spicy festive holiday like notes to it with maple a slight hint of the maple. Some flutters of yeast and some belgian type straw malts. The smell is kind of weak and has a little bit of metal to it, but whats beneath that is good.

T: Taste has a lot of the nose in it, with some slight burnt caramel at the back and some metallic notes again as in the smell. Some fruity, ripe plums in there as well and maybe some red grape. The maple is sort of a cohesion to a lot of the flavors, and the yam meat/flesh is basically the core of the flavor and almost acts as the malt for me. A nice beer.

M: A little thin for me, though the alcohol is very slight which is amazing. A good amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth over the palate overall.

Overall a nice beer, but not great. An interesting alternative to pumpkin beers.

Photo of Dizzy242
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of phishbone23
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ncelauro
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of kbuzz
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of coldmeat23
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Tulip
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks to paulxqx for the hook-up!

This one pours a very nice, light, ruby color with golden brown tinting. Three-fingers of creamy tan foam make the head. It recedes to a thin surface covering. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky.

This has to be one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. It smells wonderful. The yams and spices are most noticable, but the maple notes also come out nicely. There's also something else....pecans, maybe?

This is delicious! Wonderful yam flavors shine through. The spices are very nice and right out in the open. They are balanced by a very nice maple flavor and sweetness. A very mild hint of molasses keeps it all grounded. All of this sits on top of a nice malty base.

Full-bodied with a medium-to-full level of carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. It has a nice level of creaminess, which I like.

The abv level is a bit high. While I don't taste it, I am certainly starting to feel it, at the halfway point in this 25oz. bottle. Other than that though, it's super tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Nunya
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of IndyDad
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of denver10
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnt orange/brown with a slight brownish head. Smelled sweet and vegetal like some brown sugar and molasses coated yams. Some alcohol showed itself. Flavor followed suit. A medium bodied mouthfeel, not much life to it. Overall, I enjoyed the beer but not sure I need to try it again.

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of paco1029384756
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dirty burgundy color with one finger of fizzy off white head.

Scent of maple syrup, spice, earth, yams, sugar and a hint of alcohol. A different scent, yet quite good.

Taste of grain, earth, sugar, yams, maple syrup, and soda. An unusual taste, but I did enjoy this quite a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation, a bit more that I prefer, but still great.

Photo of Evan
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark auburn color with lots of frantic bubbles. A nice dollop of foam appears with decent retention, but leaves little lacing.

Lots of spices in the nose...mostly cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Notes of brown sugar and dark malts combined with a hefty whiff of yeast remind me of fried sweet plantains.

Taste pretty much follows the nose...lots of yeast and spices. Sweet potatoes, molasses, and mulled wine flavors. Some definite booziness. Mouthfeel is light to medium with lots of carbonation and finishes dry.

Had this after Thanksgiving dinner with some pumpkin pie, which made for a great combo. The Belgian influence makes for an interesting take on the pumpkin/autumn beer genre.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 750mL bottle into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Cloudy orange and brown body with a few yeast particles visible. The head is light, sudsy and a finger and a half thick before settling into a lacy film over the body. 4

Well here's a surprise. This beer is quite fruity and spicy like a darker Belgian beer. Maple wafts in and out with some slight yam-like aroma. I like the combination. 4

The Belgian qualities really stand out on this with potent fig and raisin flavors. The yam and maple come in afterwards but the transition is subtle and tasty. The finish is peppery and as I continue drinking I notice a more vinous, grape-like taste to the beer. There's a sharp, harsh taste about mid-palate that otherwise interrupts the pleasant blend of flavors. 3.75

The beer is yeasty and lively like a dubbel with a candy-like sweetness and then a dry, wine-like feel. The beer is a bit thinner in body than I would expect, coupled with a colorful carbonation. 4

This beer takes an interesting direction with the Belgian qualities, as I thought the ingredients would be much more suited to a dark stout. It mostly works, despite a few hiccups in the form of harshness or flavors that don't quite mesh. In the end, it's enjoyable, but not necessarily a beer I'd have more than one of.

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,769 ratings.