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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 276
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 141
Gots: 103 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with Yams.
2013 release is infected.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 09-05-2009)
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tectactoe

Michigan

1/5  rDev -75.2%

01-29-2014 14:25:00 | More by tectactoe
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jokermanboy

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.2%

01-10-2014 00:30:55 | More by jokermanboy
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

01-26-2014 05:53:39 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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macrosmatic

Florida

1.86/5  rDev -53.8%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a hazy reddish copper, moderate visible carbonation and a thin off-white head.

S: This smells like a glass of vinegar before I even get it all the way to my nose. Not good.

T: Yup…that confirms it. A glass of acetic vinegary awfulness.

O: This was a drain pour. As was the second bottle I opened. This review was quite delayed in posting - I opened the bottle as soon as I was back in town after the Bruery sent the email about concerns with this particular batch. It had been refrigerated since I received it.

Still, I will update this review after they (hopefully) get the issues sorted out for next years batch.

03-17-2014 16:33:08 | More by macrosmatic
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -50.4%

01-26-2014 19:28:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.4%

01-23-2014 00:34:07 | More by facesnorth
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -50.4%

02-18-2014 01:13:35 | More by pmarlowe
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.23/5  rDev -44.7%

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 9/20/13. Served in my shiny new Phish snifter (my wife the the absolute best!).

Pours opaque chestnut muddy brown with a full frothy finger of cream colored head.

Smells straight up sour. Barrel funk, lime and vinegar.

At least some of the base beer comes through in the taste but this is infected. Overbearingly sour lemon and vinegar. Way back behind a curtain of sour I get a little spice, bourbon and sweet potato- so there's at least trace evidence that this was supposed to be sometimg other than a soured mess. Bad.

Medium light body with decent carbonation. Lemon and a tiny hint of sweet potato soufflé in the finish.

Perhaps I shouldn't review a beer that I'm pretty sure is infected but I have no moral qualms over this negatively affecting the score. I pay way too much on the bottles, let alone shipping them accross the country to put up with this. So avoid this, at least the 2013 batch. Not worth buying, trading or shipping even if you think you're curious.

12-25-2013 22:19:21 | More by ThickNStout
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oline73

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -38%

02-05-2014 01:12:59 | More by oline73
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mvdillman

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -38%

06-06-2014 04:21:38 | More by mvdillman
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riemster

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38%

01-14-2014 04:41:56 | More by riemster
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Auror

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38%

02-24-2014 06:21:20 | More by Auror
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mre4b

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

02-01-2014 05:01:49 | More by mre4b
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billab914

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

12-21-2013 22:22:59 | More by billab914
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Reappropriated

California

3/5  rDev -25.6%

03-24-2014 20:38:43 | More by Reappropriated
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king75

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-25-2013 22:22:49 | More by king75
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beerhan

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.6%

10-27-2013 05:23:17 | More by beerhan
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Tonylenoci


3/5  rDev -25.6%

08-21-2014 22:24:27 | More by Tonylenoci
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-30-2014 21:45:52 | More by Hugonaut13
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inspektor

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-08-2014 22:34:39 | More by inspektor
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jvillefan

California

3/5  rDev -25.6%

08-09-2013 22:24:00 | More by jvillefan
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -22.3%

Dark maroon body with a small off white head.

Nose hits with bourbon first and then a good amount of sweetness. Sweet potato, brown sugar, cranberry and seasonal spices.

Even more sweetness than I expected in the flavor. Lots of brown sugar mixed with a sweet potato flavor. Sweet bourbon. Sweet everywhere, in fact cloying. Vanilla, caramel and light cinnamon on the finish with a lingering essence of toasted oak.

10-13-2011 14:38:39 | More by BearsOnAcid
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -20.6%

Bottle opened last night with Amyliz4. 2011 vintage. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Decent retention and a bit of spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is really bourbon heavy, especially before it starts to warm up. At that point, the bourbon is still 85+% of the aroma, though there's a bit of the Autumn Maple spice in there as well. The flavor, on the other hand, is almost entirely bourbon along with some alcohol heat. Feel is better with some of the spices making an appearance again, plus the bourbon adds a nice -- but not overpowering -- boozy kick. Decent, but way too barrel heavy.

10-01-2011 22:22:00 | More by Thorpe429
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Samuel906

California

3.23/5  rDev -19.9%

Bourbon is huge in this and it is heavy, heavy HEAVY. Very sweet, very syrupy, very boozey. Hard for me to work through even a small pour. Tons of flavor and a rich smell full of dark fruit, bourbon, maple, malt, vanilla and brown sugar. Just too sweet and syrupy for me.

11-15-2013 05:43:47 | More by Samuel906
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

12-24-2011 23:34:25 | More by acurtis
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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.