100% Brett Autumn Maple - The Bruery
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3.66/5 rDev -0.8%
Bottle pour for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, fruits, and Brett. Taste is much the same with fruity and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors from the Brett.
02-25-2013 18:08:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
A: poured a dark nurky brown in color with dark orange highlights and a very thin head that hardly left any lacing sticking to the glass.
S: I was able to detect a lot of the elements from the base beer such as yams, spices such as cinnamon, all spice, brown sugar, maybe a little caramel, some booze, toffee but the bretty funk was muted in the aroma.
T: some nice yammy , cinnamon, caramel flavor upfront on the palate alongside some toffee, a little burnt sugar, sweet potatoe notes, booze presence but a touch of brett funk that did not really play a huge roll on the taste.
M: the brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet ,yammy, spice, boozy, slightly funky, bready and frothy finish.
O: I thought it was just ok and honestly thought the brett would play a bigger role on the over characteristics of the beer.
11-29-2012 20:41:52 | More by Gobzilla
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy auburn color with a bubbly cap created by a hard pour rather than the carbonation; a bit leggy, but no real lacing action
Smell: Yams, maple syrup, brown sugar, allspice and cinnamon
Taste: Tastes like yams sprinkled with brown sugar and drizzled with maple syrup; the allspice and cinnamon develop in the middle; the brett adds a hint of mushroomy funk in the finish but if it wasn't on the label, I wouldn't have noticed
Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation
Overall: An interesting experiment that clearly didn't work out; the Brett just didn't do its thing on this beer; not bad if you can keep from being disappointed by the lack of Brett character
Thanks, Doodler, for the opportunity
11-14-2012 01:33:47 | More by brentk56
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a dark mahogany-brown with a thin off-white ring and spotty patches of haze. Earthy aromas of brown sugar, sweet potato, cinnamon, and slightly funky Brettanomyces. The yam character is nicely emphasized, this is a very unique-smelling brew. Taste is similarly earthy and a bit funky, with more sweet potato, maple syrup, cinnamon, and Brett. Again, the Brett really spotlights the yam, making it the true star of this beer. Very unique. Mouthfeel is crisp, with a medium body, dry finish, and good carbonation. Overall a very unusual, but well done, take on the Fall-style beer.
11-05-2012 03:27:45 | More by jsanford
3.28/5 rDev -11.1%
A: Pours a flat looking Bruery Autumn maple color with no carbonation visibly popping to the top. Slightly hazy and dull looking
S: Aroma of sweet potatoes, pale malt, brown sugar, a sweet brown ale (not to be confused with Sweet Brown from Oklahoma City) (youtube it)
T: Taste is well.... sweet. Similar in taste to the non brett version and also similar to the Bourbon barrel aged version minus the barrel and bourbon flavors. The brett flavors are underwhelming after a year, I thought they might have developed more. What I really get the most of is a strong boozy brown ale, some clove nutmeg and cinnamon like spices and a sweeter finish with the brett yeast. To be honest I thought I tasted more Brett about a year ago and wonder if the brett just was not strong enough to beat the 10% abv in here while aging.
M: Very light body and a very light carbonation. This is probably the area that has suffered the most as a result of the brett strain fermentation.
O: Overall, it is not a wonder that this is at least retired for the moment. The bourbon barrel version I think I was slightly less impressed with than this bottle, but this does add an interesting if not great layer of complexity to the beer. It is not great and not horrible, however fermenting this with yeast just didnt seem to do anything great. Add in the price difference that this bottle had compared to the standard run of the mill Autumn Maple and I think it is safe to say that it was an interesting trial, but not one that will be repeated.
09-06-2012 22:53:19 | More by alpinebryant
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
Bottle from IP with WomanCan'tSail. Lovely, complex brew. Yet one cannot drink too much of it. Dark colour with lots of thick lace. Smoke, wild boar in the aroma. The taste is sweet and rich, with molasses and some cherry and smoke. Weird, and lets try some beercycles of it.
08-08-2012 02:12:17 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +8.4%
consumed on 7/30. thank you to CAbeerCAbeerCA my reserve society buddy. enjoyed from my bruery snifter.
a - brew poured a semi transparent deep amber with a thin offwhite head that hung out. The bubbles remained and the lacing clung tight to the surface of the beer, but left streaks upon glass swirls.
s - autumn spiciness. some cinammon and sweet potato. really sweet and inviting.
t - sweet autumn nights. like the nose some cinammon and sweet potato and overall craft store spiciness. the funkiness is in the background and serves more to tame back the autumn flavors. nice brown sugar in the forefront as well. almost resembles a brown ale with some autumn spiciness.
m - medium to full bodied without being syrupy. the booziness is in check as well and not all that noticeable.
o - overall, perhaps this one is a bit polarizing as the reviews seem not all that favorable, but i am actually enjoying it quite a lot. that being said, my expectations were checked before going into this and reading some reviews. i didn't expect this beer to be as tasty as it is. it isn't a mind blowing experience, but it is a solid autumn seasonal. the brett is not too funky and the autumn seasoning isn't too intense either. it is rather sweet and this big 750 seems like it might be a chore, but this first glass is pretty tasty.
08-01-2012 02:05:28 | More by cosmicevan
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
An interesting albeit not completely successful beer in my book. Murky and hazed dark amber/brown body with a small off-white head. Fair retention and lacing. The aroma is led by yams and sweet potato; vegetal and lightly fruity, with a trace of musty funk and hay from the brett. Smells a bit on the sweet side.
Much like the nose the flavor reminds us of thanksgiving dinner. Sweet potato or yam again the predominant flavor; the brett isn’t particularly aggressive and only lends mild funkiness to the taste. Some malty sweetness, vanilla, pumpkin pie spices. Not super appealing, unfortunately. I like thanksgiving but not sure I want it in my beer.
Medium-full body with moderate carbonation, lacks crispness and a clean overall feel. Somewhat heavy and lifeless. An odd one, to be sure, and not something I’d be in a hurry to drink again.
06-27-2012 14:38:06 | More by tobelerone
2.23/5 rDev -39.6%
Thanks for opening this with me, Nathan!
(Aged for 6+ months)
A murky, flat mixture of browns and dark oranges with very little visible carbonation and just the slightest film on top masquerading as a head. This leaves the glass oily and spotted with minimal stick. About as ugly as a beer can get.
The aroma is probably this beer's only saving grace, and even then, it's nothing particularly special. It smells of yams and gingerbread, caramel and toffee, and some alcohol heat.
The flavor too is yam and gingerbread forward, along with some bread crusts and plenty of caramel, and mild alcohol presence. This is overly sweet and the lack of carbonation really hurts it.
Medium to heavy bodied with very low carbonation. Disappointing, to say the least.
I didn't particularly enjoy this one, though I'm hoping this was a bad bottle.
05-28-2012 17:23:16 | More by ehammond1
3.1/5 rDev -16%
Pours a deep reddish copper with a stingy off white head that even a vigorous pour could not bring up to size. Wow that is an odd aroma. Nutmeg crusted french fries smothered in ketchup is what I get initially. There's some dark fruits deep inside but the ketchup chips won't leave my nostrils. I'm pleased to say that no fries remained in the flavor, but I'm also obliged to say how lackluster the flavor is. There's a nice sweet malty caramel and maple flavor up front but that only lasts for a second before the palette is assaulted with spices. This beer remains quite sweet but the spices destroy the flavor for me. Its like a sweet syrupy spice rack around Christmas time. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy mouthfeel. I have to say that the base beer is not my favorite, but the 100% brett doesn't help it for me either. The bourbon version is tolerable, but I just don't get this beer.
05-26-2012 01:24:26 | More by johnnnniee
100% Brett Autumn Maple from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.