100% Brett Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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3.71
pDev:
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100% Brett Autumn Maple100% Brett Autumn Maple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DovaliHops on 09-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mothman
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beige head. Color is a hazed golden autumn orange.

Aroma: Spices and yams. Caramel, toffee, and bready malts. Pumpkin spice. Okay.

Taste: The brett funk shows, but it is really yammy. A lot of spices. Bready, caramel, and toffee malts again. A whole mess of flavors.

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

Overall, it's a yam beer. I don't like it, but I don't hate it. Not something I'd get excited for.

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Photo of sholland119
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a deep, murky iced tea like reddish brown. Carbonation is very light with very little head and next to no retention.

S-Ginger, figs, muscat grapes maybe. Something very fruity with a modest amount of aromatic spices. Interesting.

T-Rather sweet, ginger seems to be the predominant flavor with maybe a bit of star anise or something like that, and some brown sugar. Again a very present fruity character that seems more liked added fruit than a barrel characteristic. Not quite cloying but the lack of carbonation does keep the flavors on the tongue a bit longer than I might like.

M-Medium bodied, light carbonation. I'd like this a good bit drier.

O-A sipper for sure. I am sorry to say I did not love this beer.

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Photo of Arenbeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip glass

Drank on Thanksgiving 2011

A- Pours a lighter brown with 1 finger of off white head. Not much lacing but some nice alcohol feet on the side of the glass.

S- First thing i noticed was the brett and slight funk that blends nicely with lots of earthy yams and sweet candy sugars from the maple syrup.

T- Very sweet sugars and dark fruits with a lot of earthy but still sweet yams. The brett doesn't dominate and is very subtle but at the same time creates a nice tart body and adds a bit of flavor in the back end. Very nicely balanced.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice slightly tart finish.

Skål!

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I forgot who shared this at a tasting hosted by starrdogg.

A: Pours a copper color with golden edges and a little fizzy head, dies to nothing.

S: Smells like a lot of yams covered in a lot of real whipped cream. Like a great thanksgiving side dish, semi sweet. I don't really get any funkiness of brett that I was expecting and I dont care.

T: Very different than the smell....Still nice yams but with cinnamon cooked apples and a bit of maple. Not super sweet, kind of savory, not tart at all actually. Some good spices, subtle but great. Sweet potato.

M: Decent, sort of thinner and slick.

Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared this one with my buddy caSSino while he was in town visiting. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, yam, caramel, and maple syrup. The flavor was of sweet malt, yam, caramel, wood, very slight funk, and maple syrup. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. This is definitely the most intense Autumn Maple as far as flavors of the yams and maple syrup comig through that I have had to-date. I was a little disappointed that the Brett took a backseat to these flavors and aromas. I could see this one developing quite nicely in the future while sitting in a cellar. A definite must try if you have access to one of these and love maple syrup and yams.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared the other night with Amyliz4. Served in a Bruery tulip and reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderately-dark copper-brown color with a short head and no real lacing. A bit of a collar. The nose is fairly similar to regular Autumn Maple with a bit of yam and spice, but with a little bit of extra fruitiness. Light tropical notes and a touch of citrus. The Brett plays a role, though not a huge one. The body is slightly drier than the normal version and it's not quite as sweet. Good take on the beer and I'd have to say that I prefer this variation over the regular as well as over the bourbon and barrel-fermented versions.

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Photo of Pdiddey3d
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich apple cider tan with light white head

Brett up the nose! Yams spices, reminds me of cider spices. The funkiness is all over the aroma here.

Taste is amazing. Thanksgiving on crack. Sweet and sour Brett funkiness. Candied yams and sweet maple notes. I have never had the original so the flavors here are all skewed from the Brett.

Smooth mouthfeel. No trace of the 10% abv. Very creamy.

Incredible beer.  The Brett ads a great dimension to this one. Top notch. I am very interested in seeking out the non brett version of this beer after this experience.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another big thanks to scott (merc7186) for sharing this gem at our last tasting!

750ml. bottle at about fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out a hazy, almost murky looking dark reddish brown color with just a bit of some off white head, faded to ring after a few minutes. small spots of lace left on the glass.

the first thing i pick up is this funky kind of meaty quality. smells sweet with your usual pumpkin spices. a bit of the yam detectable, possibly just from the spice. slight alcohol noticeable as it warms.

a very nice, slightly spicey yam/ pumpkin base with some seasonal spices, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, all spice, and a very unique meaty, funky quality. almost like a savory kind of thing, dare i say umami? i was expecting maybe some sort of barnyard funk from the brett, but its very slight, if even there at all.

medium bodied, but a full thick mouthfeel. the slightest hint of tartness. sweet. the alcohol is very well hidden, would not have guessed 10%

a solid beer, the brett really works in different ways, combining with the other flavors to really make for an interesting unique taste. id seek this out, however i definatly need to try the original version to better identify some of these flavors going on.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of maple, brown sugar, caramel and pumpkin and sweet potatoes. The beer smells about how I remember the regular Autumn Maple smelling, only a little bit sweeter.

The flavor is different than the original. I get a light funk from the brett, which comes through a little bit leathery. I also get a lot of brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkins, yams and alcohol. I also get a little bit of dark fruit and cherries, though I don't think any dark fruit is in the beer. There is also some maple and vanilla in the flavor, which is very nice.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A beer I am glad I got to try.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed amber color with a small off-white head.

S: Quite fruity, which is really something I was not anticipating. It has a nice spiciness like you expect from Autumn Maple with particularly strong notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Plenty of bread with a nice graham cracker sweetness. Not much in terms of "funk" that you normally expect from Brettanomyces.

T: The flavor is full of sweet malt, particularly toffee, with some of the graham cracker notes. A strong flavor of apples as well as a few other fruits. Big vanilla flavor with some nice spice notes, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: My only real complain here would be the carbonation. Otherwise quite nice.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

829th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
750 ML
2011 Bottling

Served at recommended cellar temp

App- A few shades lighter than the regular AM. This was dramatically different in terms of head and bubbles. Poured almost flat with only about an 1/8” and a ring of bubbles. No cling or lace as well.

Smell- More juice like than anything else. A bit sweet with a decent amount of yam aroma. A very small amount of sour from the Brett. Does not add much to aroma, takes a bit away IMO. A small touch of the spice still remains.

Taste- Autumn maple is a solid beer. This seems to take away a bit from this one. This version seems to have more of a pepper note and just a touch of the Brett. A bit average offering with so much of the base beer being lost in the fermenting with the sourness.

Mouth- Lighter medium bodied and a bit flat. A little juicy and slightly sour.

Drink- This was a bit average at best. It took away a lot of the best qualities of what makes Autumn Maple unique. The spice, maple and yam aroma and taste. Instead a bit thicker apple juice and a little flat.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.88/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle, from the Provisions store,

A: Pours a deep burnt orange to brown. Medium white head, average retention, limited lace.

S: Gorgeous full yam smell with hints of leather, vanilla, and fall spice.

T: Vanilla and marshmallow cream on top of a gorgeous pure yam flavour. Shades of BA Autumn Maple at points. Light brown sugar with a delightful spicy under current.

M: Full-bodied as always, the carbonation is on the light end and I love it for this. Almost like a cask beer. Not flat at all, but the lowered carbonation allows the drinker to experience much more complexity of flavour as opposed to the regular Autumn Maple which I've had this year where the carbonation can get in the way. Much like the fantastic growler I had in '08, the lighter carbonation just allows this beer to shine.

O: This floored me. The best incarnation of Autumn Maple I've had, even better than the 100% Barrel Fermented from last year which brought a great acidity into the picture. For $15 this is a screaming value, I have to go pick up another bottle or 2 of this for Thanksgiving dinner and for Halloween night.

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Photo of IKR
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy medium brown color. Has a moderate white head that quickly faded.

Smell: Baked yams, brown sugar and bready Belgian yeast notes.

Taste: The baked yams and brown sugar in the nose come through prominent in the taste. Some spice notes also are present. Finishes drier and cleaner than the regular Autumn Maple.

Mouth-feel: The light side of medium-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: I've been an Autumn Maple fan since it first came out. To my tastes the 100% Brett version is smoother and cleaner tasting than the regular Autumn Maple. A good variation of Autumn Maple.

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Photo of phichifiji00
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 2011 bottle on 9/9/2011:

Appearance: Redish brown, light white head that fades quickly.

Smell: Yams, Molasses, Slight Funk, Brown Sugar, Figs, Spices.

Taste: Yams, Molasses, Sweet, Slight Funk, Spices, Nutmeg, Cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, subtle carbonation.

Overall: Good alternative to pumpkin beers. I expect it will improve with age. Definitely better than the traditional autumn maple.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazt reddish brown color with little bit of whit bubbles. Not much carbonation in appearance. Scent is A TON of yams and cinnamon with inviting Brett aromas. Little bit of dark fruit. Taste is more predominately yam-forward than the regular version. Strong yam flavor with a lot of cinnamon and slight nutmeg/dark fruits...raisin. Alcohol well hidden. Mouthfeel is more carbonated than appearance portrays... Well carbed and highly drinkable. Overall, better than original. Not as good as Barrel Fermented. Solid holiday beer.

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100% Brett Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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