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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

272 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 272
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 137
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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beige head. Color is a murky caramel brown.

Aroma: Bruery bourbon barrel flavors. Oak and vanilla mixed with autumn maple flavors. Not as much spices show as compared to the regular version, however.

Taste: Bourbon, but it kind of reminds me of rye. Oak, and vanilla, with a lot of spice flavors, but not as much as the regular version. The barrels add a nice layer here and take away from the things I don't like in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Warm and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this was much better than the other versions. Beats the brett version and the regular by miles. Gotta love the bruery barrels.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:48:52 | More by mothman
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delaced21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2014 14:58:26 | More by delaced21
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2014 03:01:36 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-10-2014 23:37:55 | More by warnerry
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-26-2011 05:51:45 | More by jh1982
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augustgarage

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Served in a dark bar.

Rosewood body with a light wheat collar. Viscous legs, weak amoebic lacing, poor retention.

Maple sgar, toffee, tobacco, vanilla, and rum in the nose. The bourbon contributes quite a lot without overwhelming the base. Plenty of clove and cinnamon emerge as the beer warms.

Baked yams, brown sugar, caramel, leather and a whisper of cocoa on the palate. Complex and festive. Finishes a little sweet, spicy, and just a touch hot.

Creamy, medium-bodied, with low but sufficient carbonation.

A modest improvement on the non-barrel-aged version, itself a unique twist on the average pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 23:10:04 | More by augustgarage
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 01:22:01 | More by Photekut
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-08-2014 02:42:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-05-2012 02:38:45 | More by sjstraub
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rowbow

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-06-2014 17:25:36 | More by rowbow
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-04-2013 04:41:19 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-30-2011 00:51:40 | More by jlb502
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice murky brown color with a decent head of lacing that sits on top for what looks to be a few minutes before settling down and coating the sides of the glass.

first smells of oak and light vanilla come through the air. Spiced notes, cinnamon, pumkin, I am guessing almost like Yams or something. As it warms it comes through with more barrel with vanilla and caramel notes dominating. Smooth and subtle carbonation leads to a semi dry and sweet finish!

Overall a great beer that I am sure will imoprove with age

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 16:33:40 | More by mikesgroove
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2014 02:46:50 | More by Beerbuddy21
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2014 02:45:20 | More by GABrew
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-23-2014 07:36:21 | More by wolf_switzer
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Mag00n

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-23-2014 15:33:26 | More by Mag00n
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-02-2014 11:10:08 | More by SocalKicks
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-24-2013 17:12:07 | More by djaeon
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BigBlueShep

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-18-2014 15:18:19 | More by BigBlueShep
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HALB

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-25-2014 19:32:36 | More by HALB
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark tawny brown color with a decent sized tightly bubbled off white head with moderate retention and minimal lace. I can smell the barrel treatment as soon as I pop the cap off. Spicy, herbal, and peppery aromas are mixed with sweet dark sugars, vanilla, bourbon and oak. The flavor is definitely different. Sweet sugary malts up front are attacked by peppery herbal earthy flavors and just before it gets too weird the bourbon sweeps in with a bit of woodiness to cleanse things a bit. Long lingering sweet herbal bourbon flavor in the finish. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Well this one certainly is different, but it really did grow on me after a pint. I don't think I've ever had the non barrel version, but it seems like without the barrel this would be a sweet and herbal mess. As is I kind of liked it, but not sure I would seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 01:23:12 | More by johnnnniee
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-20-2013 01:33:42 | More by ajzy
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 21:24:32 | More by MordorMongo
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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 272 ratings.