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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2014 04:40:22 | More by kmoen
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-19-2012 19:27:43 | More by mendvicdog
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-23-2014 15:48:07 | More by greenspointexas
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-04-2012 00:51:32 | More by jkane101
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-24-2013 00:09:15 | More by Lovely85
Photo of alpinebryant


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

A: Dark cinnamon stick brown with a massive light tan head.

S: Aroma of pungent spices, a blending of vanilla , bourbon, oak barrel aging and allspice mixing with sweet potatoes.

T: Taste is a little more spiced than I remember the standard Autumn maple being, but it has been a year since I have had one. There is a strong boozy taste from the bourbon barrel aging which I think is a positive but the body and mouthfeel seems to have been watered down as a result. There is more cinnamon and clove spicing also mixing in with the vanilla and bourbon flavors when compared from a year or two back with the non bourbon version.

M: Mouthfeel is light for a 10% beer and there is a light carbonation from the barrel aging.

10-24-2011 01:34:52 | More by alpinebryant
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-02-2013 17:13:11 | More by moonknight31
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-23-2013 03:27:55 | More by dfhhead25
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-04-2013 03:48:20 | More by JAHMUR
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2014 22:46:09 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-05-2014 22:06:14 | More by brother_kenneth
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2014 04:39:34 | More by BAsbill
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-19-2013 02:26:18 | More by thegerm87
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-23-2013 20:05:47 | More by tkdchampxi
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-06-2014 02:06:00 | More by Furlinator
Photo of seeswo


3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours a hazy, slightly translucent brown with a big tannish head. Smells a touch boozy, a touch sour, combined with spiced, slightly candied sweet potato. The taste has a somewhat harsh boozy, bourbon finish. Tannic oak, bourbon, spiced, dry maple and sweet potato. Slick, medium heavy mouthfeel with lowish carbonation. Overall, this is a really interesting experiment that I certainly enjoy more than the regular autumn maple. There is quite a bit going on, but it is all a bit harsh. I think this might need some time. Fun spin on a fall seasonal without fake pumpkin juice in it.

09-24-2011 01:10:56 | More by seeswo
Photo of mikedashg


3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

A- deep brown murky with a small light tan head. Lot darker then the regular version

s- lots of burboun. And barrel smell

T- similar to nose on the burboun and barrel, sweet maple yams vanilla spices nutmeg

m- creamy and smooth low carb

d- easy drinker, but a lot of the flavor from the regular version seam to have been lost. Wish it had more of the flavors of regular. Definetly needs to warm up.

12-13-2009 22:51:21 | More by mikedashg
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Thanks to t0rin0 for this bottle.
25.4oz bottle poured into my Bruery Snifter.

A - Pours a dark cola brown with a light tan head consisting of big bubbles.

S - Sweet fruit, cinnamin, maple.

T - Brown sugar and maple syrup.

D - Lower carbonation and sweet on the tongue.

O - Mmm... Is it Thanksgiving yet?

09-19-2011 22:20:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Ugly brown, quarter inch head.

Sweet yams, raisin, caramel, honey. Sweet and decadent.

Raisin, vanilla, toffee with rich, thick caramel and bourbon in the finish. Very good.

Light mouthfeel - could be a bit more dense. ABV tastes around 10%.

Sweet without being too sweet, desserty without being too filling, very good little beer here: seek out.

12-04-2011 01:51:10 | More by ptykozoon
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Big Thanks to jdubfl for popping the top on this one.

A: Pours a nice deep shade of dark brown with a small off white head. No real retention or lace noted.

S: Aroms of candied yams, xmas spice, and lots and lots of barrel.

T: The yams are there for sure with hints of pumpkin pie spice. Sweet Molasses comes through along with very subtle chocolate malt. The barrel is huge in this beer. It provides light vanilla and oak, and lots and lots of booze.

M: Medium in body, smooth, rather soft in carbonation.

D: Pretty good, to be honest I think I like the non barreled version better though.

03-02-2010 14:54:48 | More by tpd975
Photo of GregSVT


3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

750ml capped bottle into a Russian River wine glass

A: Pours a ruddy red/orange with a big light brown head and very little lacing. With such a big head I expected more lacing.

S: The nose is very similar to the original Autumn Maple with big aromas of baked yam, brown sugar, nutmeg, some vanilla, and a tart wine note I wasn't expecting. I thought there'd be more of a bourbon presence but it only shows itself in the form of the vanilla.

T: The taste is similar to the original as well with lots of nutmeg, yam, vanilla, and a tart grape/wine flavor. This almost tastes like it's wine barrel aged instead of bourbon barrel aged. It's still pretty tasty though.

M: The feel is medium bodied and very bubbly. A bit overcarbonated for my taste.

O: Given this was bourbon barrel aged I expected more bourbon and char flavor but what was there is still pretty tasty. I'm not sure if any age would help but it might settle down the spices and the yam and let the barrel come forward a bit more.

12-09-2011 03:30:32 | More by GregSVT
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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Consumed this on 9/4/09 at The Bruery.

A: Just about black with a slight hint of brown coloring that helped support a creamy vanilla bean hue head. Lacing was mediocre, but other than that, a good looking brew.

S: Yams, cinnamon, gingerbread, roasted/chocolate malts, and a bourbon aroma that hits you hot and hard at first...but then settles down once your nostrils get used to it.

T: More chocolate notes than I anticipated along with gingerbread and Thanksgiving/Christmas like spices. The bourbon adds a nice sweet note as well, but can be harsh at times. A definite winter warmer for sure!

M: This is probably the worst part about this beer. I understand it was served on cask, but I felt it needed more carbonation and a creamier body. Too much of a cotton mouth feel!

D: The actual smell and taste of Barrel Aged AM was awesome. But again, I think the little things like the overall hotness and mouthfeel took away too much. I would much prefer the regular version over this...although, I still think this is a good beer.

Overall: A try it to must try beer. Cheers!

09-05-2009 19:39:54 | More by OlieIPA
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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

750ml bottle into a cinnamon-sugar rimmed snifter. Courtesy of urwithdave (thanks, Dave!).

A - Pours a murky amber-brown, with a decent couple of fingers of head. Adequate lacing and retention.

S - Plenty of yam and pumpkin, some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon (although that last one might be more from the rim). Pretty nice.

T - Rich flavors of allspice, pumpkin/yam and sweet potato, maybe a little caramel, and again nutmeg and cinnamon. Certainly rich and sweet, but without being cloying. Tried both with and without the rimmed glass.

M - Carbonation is light; maybe a bit on the undercarbed side. Otherwise it's pretty full. It's a little like liquefied pumpkin pie.

O - Definitely a nice beer, although not something I could drink all the time -- or even more than one in a night. Glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

04-19-2012 02:42:42 | More by djmichaelk
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Thanks to Overlord for picking one of these up for me. Served in a FoBAB mini-pint taster glass.

A - This is one homely brew. It's a turbid unfiltered dirty murky brown color. A half-finger of big bubbles that dissipates quickly to a ring. No lace.

S - Roasted yams, spice, a bit of booze, some butterscotch-y barrel flavors, and more spice. Smells like some pumpkin beers I've had. Molasses comes out more as it warms up.

T - The taste is significantly less spicy, with only a bit of nutmeg in the finish. As a result I like it a bit more than the smell, but not enough to give it an extra half point. Wish I could score this a 4.25, but unfortunately things don't work that way here. The barrel flavor is pretty light, mostly brown sugar, caramel, molasses, maple syrup, and a light tannic and butterscotch finish.

M - Sticky, medium body, mild carbonation, a bit of heat. Compared to the Firestone 11 I just had it feels a little thin, but otherwise it's pretty good.

D - I don't think I could drink a lot of this one - the 6-8 oz was more than enough. Like pumpkin beers it's good for a once a year seasonal type of thing.

11-13-2009 17:06:18 | More by MasterSki
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.95/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, yams, spices, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a woody finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is a tasty barrel aged version of the original beer.

11-11-2012 09:02:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.