Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing
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2.83/5 rDev -20.1%
Purchased at Julios
A - Poured into a Duvel tulip a clear dark amber. With a very rough pour I was able to a one finger head that left some nice side lacing.
S - Some light malt sweetness and carmel along with some nice subtle smoke. Some maple too.
T - Sweet malts and more of the light maple sweetness. There are some nice smoke elements. Some slight hop qualities (little floral), kinda average though.
M - Holy cow is this thin. And watery too. Blech.
O - I'm really not impressed by this beer. I had rather high hopes for this one but it fell very flat. Okay nose, but everything else was medeocre at best. I hope their porter is better.
11-17-2011 06:49:37 | More by rudzud
3.05/5 rDev -13.8%
Bottle shared by Sammy, 22oz into a tulip.
Amber/light brown with an offwhite head, slight yellow tinge to it. Big head, and a fantastic amount of retention. Light smoked wood notes on the nose, syrup and some maple notes but isn't too saccharine. Subtle charcoal and an odd fruitiness. Taste has the smoke again, but comes across too sharp and out of weird in character for my liking. Charcoal, rotten apple, sweet maple syrup as well but the burnt notes prevail (maybe some sort of burnt plastic?) Carbonation was a bit too high, body was medium and burnt notes into the finish. Unpleasant and a drainpour.
02-28-2012 03:00:01 | More by liamt07
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
3.1/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
05-12-2014 01:12:42 | More by farrago
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
3.15/5 rDev -11%
22oz bottle purchased as a single from Wine Nation, Millbury, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint, skim of a light tan head over the totally cloudy reddish brown brew. Only left with a swirl and some bubbles around the rim, albeit with long-lasting lace. Aroma is sweet with a wisp of smoke.
Taste starts with a grainy sweet, citrus in the middle, some smoke and something maybe maple towards the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is alright. Not all I was hoping for.
03-22-2012 23:09:22 | More by ppoitras
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.