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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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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

Blaze5445, Monday at 02:17 AM
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Zekenyce, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tpacek, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JMS1512, Jul 06, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev +1.7%

Gift 22oz bomber from "Bro" Artied2.... Found no freshness/bottling info on the label or bottle. Poured into a Sammy perfect pint glass.

Poured slowly and it still foams up big-time, like a Hefeweizen would. The bier itself is a clear, medium copper color, and the carbo is plentiful and incessant. The head is a billowy, fluffy mound of tan foam. It sat at about 3 solid inches before slowly ebbing back, with nice stick left behind. The maple syrup is easily detected in the aroma along with some subtle smoked malts. The bier is fairly smooth on the tongue, but it's a smidge thinner than medium, body-wise.

Taste leads off with the same smoky/maple combo found in the nose. It has some decent sweetness, with caramel present along with a dollop of butterscotch. It also has a hint of nuttyness, reminding me of almonds or marzipan. Late in the game I detect a bit of florality, though less than 54 IBUs would suggest. Though it had little to no complexity, it was still a fairly tasty offering. Prosit!

3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Bierman9, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

djrn2, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

boosterrocket, May 22, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

Plainspoken head, about a finger in height, deep tan, mostly uniform surface, average retention, same for the lacing, broad strokes, sticks for a bit and then slides into oblivion. The light filminess helps it catch light inside the glass, as brown as red in the amber color, fades to a metallic yellow at the edges, a few bubbles to be seen here and there. The nose has a liquid smoke additive aspect to it, softened some by the maple notes, bready, touch of apricot to red cherry fruit, the cocoa and powdered chocolate linger longest, has a mild forest earthiness, nothing major, overall comes across as muddled. Full-bodied, not a great amount of carbonation, fluffs up the attack then falls flat. The smokiness tends to cover most all else, surviving best is the maple and the semi-poached apricot, peach, plum fruit flavors. No real hoppiness. Even the cocoa, chocolate maltiness is truncated. Except for a metallic earthiness there’s not much left by the finish. Except for that peaty smokiness. Plenty of that to had, however, it gets boring after awhile.

farrago, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Duff27, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

BrewtalHonesty, Apr 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Chops1867, Apr 04, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +4.5%

Bomber bottle. Poured into tulip, gave an initial head but faded rather quickly, might have been some residue. The beer itself is a dark ruby amber, light brown. Some whispy lacing.

S - maple is pronounced, as are light smoky oaky aromas, peaty, and campfire aromas, slightly sweet maple aromas, very much a cabiny feel to it. some vegetal citrusy notes. Raisin, brown sugar.

T - smoky bacon, maple wood with a syrupy edge, pale malt with a smoky lightness to it. Some lemony citrus, bread, peaty and woody, also some nuttiness (almond). The finish gets quite smoky and dry. Maple is allround a subtle compliment, not too overbearing, there is a smooth bitterness allround, quite earthy.

M - a little sweet and syrupy initially, smooth light carbonation, a little on the dessert side. A good smooth sipper, body is moderate, with a noticeable barleywine styled body, sweet candied raisins and brown sugar start to develop.

An interesting combination. Smoke and maple combine pretty well, the beer itself could do with a bit less candied dark fruit but the complexity is not too bad. A tasty beer, a bit of a novelty, a bit syrupy in the body to really be easy drinking and really outstanding, but a beer I would have again nonetheless.

mick303, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Myount85, Mar 07, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -2%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy ruby copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apple skin, pear, toast, light caramel, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Poor aromas with overly estery notes and light malt presence. Taste of caramel, toast, smoked meat, brown bread, brown sugar, maple syrup, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, smoke, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark malt, smoke, and maple syrup flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall, other than the horrible aromas, this was a very solid smoked amber ale. Well balanced dark/bready malt, smoke, and maple syrup flavors; and very smooth to sip on. This was quite enjoyable.

superspak, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

micromaniac129, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Drew88, Jan 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

raythealeman, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tdm168, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rydev24, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

LoveStout, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

acurtis, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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%

CJRubes, Nov 21, 2013
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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.