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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 271
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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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-04-2013 01:00:53 | More by atone315
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-12-2014 21:39:07 | More by Adamostella
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-06-2014 20:23:58 | More by Dicers
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macrosmatic

Florida

1.86/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 16:33:08 | More by macrosmatic
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 04:25:36 | More by HopStoopid120
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-15-2013 02:32:03 | More by SpdKilz
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Phelps

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, poured into a snifter.

Opaque mahogany, though a hold directly before a light reveals clearer amber edges. Very thin, airy, fuzzy head is gone in seconds.

In the nose, it's like the barrels have interacted with the maple and boosted it to superhuman levels. Oak, vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey, a bit of alcohol.

Less bourbon in the flavor, which is actually nice. The sweetness and spices from the usual beer shine through: cinnamon, yams, maple, brown sugar. The bourbon adds a nice boozy hit, brown sugar, vanilla, butterscotch and oak.

Soft, just a little thin, medium-light body. Low, fizzy carbonation and high tongue-numbing ABV. The body breaks into the suggestion of fizz as it moves. Might be a bit bigger to hoist the inner booze.

Autumn maple on its own is a bit sweet, but it's incredible how well the barrels temper that sugar. Drinkable for its booziness.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:03:59 | More by Phelps
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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-09-2012 01:24:17 | More by 2beerdogs
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 01:22:01 | More by Photekut
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n2185

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Trying a 2011 and 2009 vintage side-by-side.

A:
2011--pours a surprisingly dark brown with two fingers khaki head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.
2009--pours a dark mahogany with less than a finger of beige head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S:
2011--lots of sweet potatoes, maple, and vanilla on the nose at first with notes of caramel and pumpkin spice. Oak and bourbon bring up the finish.
2009--loads of yams, vanilla, and caramel with pumpkin spices playing a minor role. There are some faint oak and bourbon notes.

T:
2011--lots of sweet yam, vanilla, and pumpkin spice notes at first with caramel and toffee also there. Oak flavors and bourbon bring up the finish with a light alcohol burn.
2009--vanilla, caramel, and yams dominate with light spice notes. Bourbon and toffee with some oak notes bring up the finish with a slight alcohol presence.

M:
2011--medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is surprisingly light for such a high abv beer. It's almost watery.
2009--medium body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky thick, though is also slightly watery.

O:
2011-- a very good beer overall. Very complex and tasty without being overly sweet and boozy.
2009--this one is also good, though the bourbon presence is subdued and it's slightly sweeter. It's still tasty, though.

Ultimately, I think the 2011 is a bit better. They're both good, but the fresher bottle is a bit more complex. I think one year might be the sweet spot for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-16-2013 05:00:45 | More by brotherloco
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2011 05:55:50 | More by CelticAleMan
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Wyoming

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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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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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Thanks to mothman for opening this one. Poured into a DFH tulip glass an opaque murky copper orange colour with a slight tan whispy head. The aroma is sour funky with notes of lemon, caramel, and spice. Medium mouthfeel. This is an odd beer. It reminds me somewhat of Alpine Ichabod, the sour pumpkin beer. Starts sweet with caramel, spice, and the spice, very much like the nose. Ends with lingering sourness and vanilla/caramel notes. As this warms, I actually don’t mind this beer. It's different but drinkable and to be honest I think I probably like it more than my ratings would suggest.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 12:28:55 | More by kbutler1
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-23-2013 03:27:55 | More by dfhhead25
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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California

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.