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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 138
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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Ratings: 269 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-15-2013 20:50:08 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-15-2013 20:48:02 | More by Knapp85
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john0721

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-15-2013 03:36:08 | More by john0721
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-15-2013 02:47:57 | More by Sparky44
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-14-2013 03:24:56 | More by bsuedekum
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claaark13

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-14-2013 01:55:35 | More by claaark13
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Durb777

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-13-2013 20:48:53 | More by Durb777
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-10-2013 22:20:43 | More by Mike
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours amurky brown with fall colored highlights and hues, with a frothy tan head that fades slowly, great retention, providing great lacing

S: Yammy, warm, bourbon, spicey and hella good. Very inviting nose..

T: A healthy dose of bourbon initially then the base beer flavors just rush in. Loads of yams, spices, sweet potatoes, light pumpkin and some maple. Like Fall in a glass.A nice sweetness, bourbon and hint of vanilla midtaste which sordove transitions to a carbonated, somewhat dry, yet warm and sticky sweet finish

M: Medium-full body, well carbonated, evidence by feel, weight and appearance. A nice, warming and flavorful beer coats the palate

O: Hot damn. I enjoyed the shit out of this beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 17:05:21 | More by barleywinefiend
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Scottie_A25

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-06-2013 03:57:47 | More by Scottie_A25
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seandamnit

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-05-2013 03:52:37 | More by seandamnit
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-04-2013 03:48:20 | More by JAHMUR
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-02-2013 22:47:58 | More by drummermattie02
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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

12-02-2013 22:45:42 | More by dcloeren
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-01-2013 14:04:25 | More by weeare138
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So glad I waited until thanksgiving for this beer. Tough to know style based on other reviews. I see it as almost a BA wee heavy. Pours a deep red with a thin layer of brown head. Smells of bourbon barrels, sweet candy, slight earthiness. A boozy version of our family sweet potato with sugar and pecan on top. Taste is a nice bourbon booziness upfront with candied sweet potato and cinnammon.. Sticky as it warms to room temp

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 22:23:32 | More by alaimoa
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-28-2013 21:23:14 | More by djrn2
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DoubleJ

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bourbon barrels to Autumn Maple. The regular version is awesome on its own, so what could adding liquor to the mix do to the beer? On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:

Colored almost like autumn itself. Brown with orange hues and an accent of red. A short lived head on top, which drops to a lace around the glass. The aroma brings some aspects of Autumn Maple, yams and spices being prevalent, and the added characteristics of the bourbon barrel, booze and syrup. I could probably add this to my waffles for a change.

With so much of the barrel aged character in play of the beer's taste, it tastes like I have a small glass of yam liquor in front of me. There are traces of cinnamon and allspice to lift the experience. We have a big portion of sherry, as well of alcohol which acts as a two way street; it dampens some of the sweetness, but also perhaps being spoiled by The Bruery's ability to mask high alcohol beers, I get a good dose of strong alcohol. Still, it remains a very good beer. It's a full bodied beer with a smooth texture, but with a boozy character.

Autumn Maple with a twist. Sometimes you need a twist from ordinary, and the barrel aged version accomplishes that while maintaining greatness.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2013 19:55:15 | More by DoubleJ
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-28-2013 06:16:29 | More by gueuzegossage
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mdfb79

New York

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 11/26/13 notes. Bought 1 of these in the RS this year. Bottled 09/20/13, poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a murky, reddish brown color with two inches of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruits, bourbon, pumpkin, oak, alcohol, toasted malts, and light caramel. As it warms more sweet bourbon comes out and it gets better. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of bourbon, pumpkin, sweet dark fruits, cinnamon, cloves , vanilla, oak, toasted malts, and toffee and caramel malts. Very nice taste; more bourbon and pumpkin (I know it's yams but tastes like pumpkin to me), and nice vanilla and caramel too. Step up from the nose for me.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and almost no alcohol heat which is awesome.

o - Overall a pretty good "pumpkin" style beer, and miles ahead of the normal Autumn Maple base beer, which I'm not the biggest fan of. A beer that gets much better as it warms up, with some nice sweet bourbon and very easy to drink for 13% ABV. I only grabbed one this year in case I didn't like it and wished I had grabbed 2; next year I'd buy 2 of them.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 14:29:15 | More by mdfb79
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-24-2013 00:09:15 | More by Lovely85
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-23-2013 15:08:50 | More by ralphw56
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-22-2013 06:22:11 | More by Cynic-ale
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buddhabelly91

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-20-2013 04:19:35 | More by buddhabelly91
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Acropora

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2013 10:19:41 | More by Acropora
Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.