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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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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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 SirSketch:
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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

A - Two fingers of light tan head the consistency of whipped cream. The color is dark amber, right on the edge of being brown.

S - Sweet, woody and toasted malt. Moderate smoke that is a bit fruity and blends perfectly with the malty aroma.

T - Like the nose, there is a great marriage of sweet, molasses-like malt and smoke flavor. However, the bitterness and hop presence is a bit too much for this beer. The darker malts and smoke lend enough bitterness and astringency by themselves to even out the sweetness, so this level of hopping is unnecessary.

M - Medium-light body and somewhat under-carbonated.

O - This is a great idea for a beer, and the aroma showcases this, but it could be made much better by toning back the hops and building a fuller, frothy mouthfeel.

04-29-2012 02:48:45 | More by SirSketch
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

12-12-2013 18:36:53 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-17-2012 13:55:13 | More by Twifiter
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-08-2012 03:00:57 | More by Jason
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-18-2014 01:26:52 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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New York

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 05:41:48 | More by mjtiernan
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

11-07-2011 00:08:35 | More by dogfishandi
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-18-2012 03:30:02 | More by richkrull
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-14-2013 16:18:25 | More by acurtis
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-06-2014 19:56:59 | More by JMS1512
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New York

4/5  rDev +13%

07-16-2012 01:27:56 | More by ABokononist
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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -13%

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.

02-26-2012 06:56:54 | More by Sammy
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-04-2014 21:58:02 | More by tdm168
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4.13/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

10-08-2011 16:51:29 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-04-2012 17:36:20 | More by Larrydoherty
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +22.3%

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.

11-04-2012 00:13:26 | More by Hopdaemon39
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3.13/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

03-30-2012 18:54:07 | More by Kegatron
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-13-2013 02:11:08 | More by timjim1327
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-09-2013 05:23:36 | More by Swift989
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

10-22-2012 15:53:23 | More by dtx00
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New York

4.4/5  rDev +24.3%

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.

09-24-2011 07:58:38 | More by JennyOBuffalo
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New York

4/5  rDev +13%

01-24-2012 01:09:32 | More by woodycorn44
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2012 02:58:58 | More by Psychmusic
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New York

4/5  rDev +13%

10-14-2013 23:35:56 | More by MarkJBurch
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +4%

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear amber, with gold tinges. One inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like caramel, brown sugar, and smoke, can't really pull out any maple aromas on the nose.

The taste is similar. There is a nice earthy maple sweetness, with some caramel, toasted bread, and dry smokiness. Some mild hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, sweet and sticky but smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

An interesting concept that is mostly successful.

03-06-2013 00:30:05 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
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