Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery
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Reviews by davod23:
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Happy turkey day to me! Poured from the 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.
Pour is brown, brown, brown. Red highlights. It appears to be medium-bodied. A one-finger off-white head forms immediately, but quickly fizzles away to nothing but a thin collar. It's not the most impressive looking brew, but I figured things would get better...
...and they did. This smells delightful. Like Thanksgiving in a glass. Good thing, too, because all I had to eat was turkey and mashed potatoes. This beer took care of the yams for me. Smell is of sweet potatoes and molasses up front. As the beer warms, I get a bit more of the spice and maple aromas. Very nice.
Taste follows the nose almost precisely. Yams, brown sugar, spice, maple, and molasses combine with the bourbon barrel component to produce a delicious beer. The regular Autumn Maple is a good, but not spectacular beer - this beer demonstrates the possibilities that barrel aging can provide. The barrel-aged Autumn Maple is head and shoulders above it's non-barrel-aged cousin.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with faint carbonation. I feel like this could use a BIT more carbonation, but it's still quite good. No huge complaints.
Drinkability... hmm... well, I drank a whole 750ml bottle of this myself with no problems. It's pretty damn drinkable. Unlike many spiced beers, I don't get overwhelmed with the spiciness.
Solid, solid effort from the Bruery. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries, along with Russian River, Three Floyds, and Cantillon. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2009 07:00:45 | More by davod23
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Split with rudzud and a bunch of people at a cellar cleaning party.
Decent creamy smaller head, hazy dark murky brownish red color.
Nose vegetable, ketchup, some sweet candy malts and brown sugar, touches of barrel and vanilla like, but not great.
Taste sweet candy, toffee and caramel, syrupy, little barrel notes, touch vanilla barrel, with lots of candy malts, bit of warming booze, etc.
Mouth is heavy, syrupy, decent but lighter carb, some warming booze.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 01:11:55 | More by jlindros
Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.