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Autumn Maple - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,798 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,798
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 130
Gots: 308 | FT: 17
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked a bottle of this up the other day and figured that since I'm mostly taking the day off tomorrow, I was going to celebrate with it while I watch the first games of the college football season. Review is from notes taken on 9/2/2010 and poured from the bottle to a tulip.

Appearance: Pour is a cloudy cidery brown with some hints of ruby; starts with a big two finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin, full and even cap that lingers throughout the drink with a pretty thick and foamy ring around the surface; body is cloudy and murky and mostly opaque with the only translucence at the edges; loose and oily spots and swaths of lacing slide back into the beer with only a couple hanging around the sides of the glass.

Smell: The dark and sweet fruitiness just pops out of the glass and into the nose -- raisins and figs abound; definite boozines comes in next and a strong dose of the standard Belgian spiciness. Very enticing and makes my mouth water just waiting to dive into this one.

Taste: Just really freaking good -- the sweet and dark rains and figs dominate and take the lead right up front along with the strong spiciness and alcohol; as it slides around the mouth, the presence of maple and chocolate/molasses makes an appearance that is welcome; really a robust and tasty offering that is hitting the spot.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight and borders on medium-heavy; thick and oily in the mouth; carbonation is smooth and soft and really compliments the heavier body; an especially thick and moist coating is left on the roof of the mouth; belly is left quite warm from the higher ABV.

Drinkability: While this may look a little lower compared to the rest of the numbers, I assure you it's only because of the higher ABV -- this is really an outstanding beer and I'll be picking up one to age.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

When poured, a dark, hazy maple brow with very little foam and absoutle no lace. The smell had a sour/sweet aroma, with maple and spices. The taste had a sweet/sour/salty flavor of sweet/sour/salty spices, maple and candy. This Fruit/Vegetable Beer was to sour/salty for my palate. The flavor was short, but the saltyness just stayed to long on the aftertaste. For me a waste of money and time!

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2.87/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: deep ruby brown ale with a firm 2-finger head of tawny foam; some lacey drapes and motes cling to the glass

S: face-palm of exactly what's advertised: sweet yams, maple and molasses

T: this is a good beer if you're into imperial pumpkin-style ales - it's sweet, with lots of sweet savory flavors - almost as if someone food-processed Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with marshmallows and infuded that into a brown ale; some vegetal notes

M: a little tacky/chalky aftertaste to this filling and medium-bodied beer; alcohol is well-masked

O: I do like imperial pumpkin ales, and this is reminiscent of them - very autumnal, very seasonally flavored and sweet - truly a good beer

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3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a really nice ruby red color with a nice 1 finger head. Has a little lacing on the glass

S-Has a nice carmel aroma up front followed by some spices like clove and cinnamon and it also has a good amount of booze smell to it as well

T- Wow. a lot of flavors going on and i'm not sure thats a good thing. It has a brown sugar flavor up front followed by a peppery molasses flavor and then ends with a yeasty funk to it

M-Medium to light bodied with decent carbonation

D-Overall this was a decent beer but i was excepting a lot more from it.. It had a nice nose to it but the flavors did not translate. It was very spicy and peppery and was hard to pick out exact flavors. I would not seek this out again but would prob. drink a glass if offered.

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 1,798 ratings.