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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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 Swift989:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Swift989, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Twifiter, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Jason, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

dogfishandi, Nov 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

richkrull, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

acurtis, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JMS1512, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Sammy, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tdm168, Jan 04, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

RocPorterFanatic, Oct 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Larrydoherty, Jun 04, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +22%
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.

Hopdaemon39, Nov 04, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Kegatron, Mar 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

timjim1327, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

dtx00, Oct 22, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

JennyOBuffalo, Sep 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

woodycorn44, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Psychmusic, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

MarkJBurch, Oct 14, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.