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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing

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Bromigo Smoked Maple AmberBromigo Smoked Maple Amber

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BA SCORE
81
good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sometimes things go together so well, one wonders what life was like before it - like peanut butter and jelly, hippies and patchouli. With that in mind, we at the 3HB lab have created the Bromigo, bringing together smoked malts and maple syrup, amber ale and spicy hops, bold flavor and a sweet finish. It just goes together like Bro and Amigo. Enjoy friend!

(Beer added by: John on 09-09-2011)
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bromigo's body is a slightly cloudy, dark red at its core, with orange edges. The tan head is fairly thin, with a soapy look to it that promises lacing even if there isn't very much retention.

Bromigo has a fairly good nose, with notes of maple, smoke, toasted malt, nuttiness and a little bit of sweet malt.

Bromigo leads off with something I didn't really pick up in the nose at all: hops, which come in the form of earthy and spicy flavors with a good bite of bitterness. The smoke and peat flavors, which come next, are much more noticeable in the flavor than they were in the nose. There is a little bit of toasted malt, and maybe some caramel malt, but overall the malt profile seems kind of light and clean, which lets the other aspects shine through a little bit more. There is a little bit of maple here, but not a lot. Mostly, I think the maple provides some sweetness.

The body has a very creamy feel to it, which is quite pleasant.

There is a lot going on in this one, and the lasting impression on the palate seems to be smoke. This is another solid beer from Three Heads.

More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Dark amber; clear, sudsy lacing

SMELL: Smoke, earth, maple, caramel, biscuity, spicy, fruity alcohol

TASTE: Bready, smooth, smoke, mild ash, maple, spicy hop, balanced bitterness, charred raisins, mango, treacle, bread crust, hay; smoky, drying finish

A whole lot going on in this bottle. Controlled chaos comes to mind, extreme but quite drinkable. A true American beer, maybe the “Smoked Maple” can be an actual style one day. Hell yeah! Three Heads really has it going on—while the palate is pushing through, the balance of complexities is showcased.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle at about fridge temp poured into an imerial pint glass, split with a friend. nice label art.

pours out a slightly cloudy reddish amber color with a small, slow forming off white head with some decent retention, no real lace.

the main player in the aroma is a sweet toasted grain. just the slightest hint of woody smoke. no real maple at first, maybe the slightest hint the more it warms.

hops more noticable in the taste. a nice balance of sweet toasted grain to spicy, earthy/ herbal hops, pretty basic amber ale stuff. the smoke is pretty undetectable and only the slightest hint of a maple sweetness the more the beer warms up.

medium bodied, but a fairly light feel on the palate. almost a bit watery at time. would not have guessed this was 7%

a decent amber ale, but if this is claiming smoke and maple?, couldve fooled me. prolly wouldnt have picked any of that out had i not known it was in there. this sounded like an awesome beer, but sadly it tasted like pretty much your average custom brewcrafter's amber ale. i like what these guys are doing, but id take pretty much any of their other beers over this.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice deep, bronzed sort of orange-red with a rusty sort of look to it. The head isn't tall but it's full and creamy and it doesn't move from where it sits at half a finger for the entire session. It leaves lots of creamy lacing, too.
The nose is giving me the smoke, and it's pretty good. IT's accompanied by a light note of soft wood, maybe a hint of a drier sort of seasoning, and just a touch of balancing sweetness. A little more strength in all respects would serve it well, but it works nicely.
Smoke is the key in the flavor, and it builds in the sip rather than exponentially sip by sip so that it never gets harsh or adds any astringency. There is a hint of charred woods at the very end of the sip about halfway through, kept nicely in check. Maple comes out a little more into the finish, only uniquely distinguishable for a few brief moments or it would seem more like caramel. A light woody bitterness and some leaf contribute to the middle and finish to round it out well.
It's smooth and creamy but has a steady soft crispness as well in its medium body, though it just slightly falls off at the end of the sip.

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Sammy
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rather not too drinkable. Smokey wood taste, and its a nice aroma. Golden bodied with lots of lace. Sour finish and aftertaste does not go over well. Maple syrup got on this 49 most disturbing edible list, and a similar argument can be made for beer ingredients.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a burnt orange/reddish brown with thick creamy head. Smell is lightly citrus with a hint of smoke. Flavor is very complex. Strong malty backbone with some bacony notes coming in, all under a veil of maple sweetness, and black pepper finish. Very enjoyable. Another hit from the guys at 3 Heads.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had in a pint glass at Buddha beer bar- pouts a clear dark amber color with 1.5 fingers of bone white head, decent retention and some nice splotchy lacing.

Smell is interesting- definitely get the maple and smoked elements; reminds me of bacon. Nice.

Taste is more complex- some smoked malt up front followed by hop bitterness and citrusy notes, then more smoke and finally the maple at the finish. Finishes a little sweet but also with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp- medium body, moderate to full carbonation. This is a good one. This brewing company.

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Slight smokeyness, some caramel

T: Follows the nose, oaky smoke, a little bacon & dryness as well, metallic hops lurk beneath the surface. Dryness, edgier smokeyness a touch of maple syrup sweetness, a little bit of boozeyness as this warms. Finishes with Maple sweetness, smokeyness balancing it out a bit, dryness as well, & a little herbal hoppyness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

The smokeyness works for me, not the best beer of this ilk, but worth a go. Drinks alright

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3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

The pour here is rather foamy but eventually settles into a deep clear amber, with a couple fingers of off-white head. This maintains at about a sudsy ½ finger or so, leaving big patchy lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma definitely smells smoky, with an underlying array of green citrus, sweet malts, and even a bit of sugary sap along the back. The smoke mostly dominates this though.

The taste is sweet malt and bitter citrus, with yes, a bit more of that sugar maple syrup note that I picked up in the nose. Smoke fills out the back of the profile and isn’t quite as strong as it was in the aroma, as the hops leave this dry and bitter on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm prickly feel that blows up along the back of the throat. This is a bit too lively in the mouth which doesn’t surprise considering the foaminess of the original pour.

The flavors were there I guess but this just didn’t come off as a very interesting beer. Those hops mostly controlled this, at least in the taste, and probably helped contribute to the relatively flat green feel that seemed to really keep this from opening up on the palate. This isn’t bad but not terribly memorable either.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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2.08/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JennyOBuffalo
4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, crisp, deep amber in color, pours with little head and a nice lace that sticks to glass as you drink it. Spicy hops, great flavor. Tastes smoky with a hint of maple syrup that provides a sweet finish. A perfect beer for the fall and would be an excellent breakfast beer if you're into that kind of thing. Another excellent beer from our friends at 3HB.

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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.