Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing
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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
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.
Thanks to Trxxpaxxs for this bottle!
Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of cream-ecru foam. The nose comprises dry smoke (kinda beech-y), light maple syrup, light ham, and a kiss of honey. The taste brings a smoke that's a bit darker, a bit woodier, than before, but everything else remains the same. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice smoked beer, one that keeps the smoke as the centerpiece without overdoing it. Not bad at all.
12-26-2011 07:50:24 | More by TMoney2591
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
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
Modest head but it leaves a blanket of lace after each sip. The color of the brew is brown. Light passes and the beer appears to be clear.
No maple smells. Quite earthy to the nose, it must be the smoke which is like charred wood.
Starts off as a dry malt but soon the smoke kicks in. There's some hop presence but the tale here is the dry smoky flavors. The aftertaste is brief but it reminds me of the effects of cigars. The body is predictably neutral with a low carbonation.
11-06-2011 22:15:28 | More by smcolw
3.98/5 rDev +12.4%
Appearance: pours a reddish color with a 2" head that lasts a bit. Some nice lace develops on the glass.
Smell: caramel and a hint of smoke comes through to the nose.
Taste: caramel, ripe apples, a bit of light smokiness, and a mild amount of maple flavor arrives late. Bitterness is moderate but nicely balances the sweetness here.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. crisp from start to finish. Nicely refreshing for the style. Aftertaste is not as long lasting as I would have expected.
Overall: this is a very quaffable amber ale that would go well with some BBQ or smoked meat. I was not sure about a smoked maple amber, but it worked for me.
12-08-2012 18:53:14 | More by Gavage
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
3.48/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
02-17-2014 02:01:29 | More by superspak
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
3.4/5 rDev -4%
I enjoyed this brewery on a recent trip to NY so when I saw their beer locally I pounced. Pours a deep copper color that borders on light brown with a decent fluffy white head that displays great retention and lace. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, hints of chocolate maple and smoke. Smells more brown ale than amber, but that's ok with me. Taste is smokey phenolic up front, light chocolate and maple midway, long lingering mineral water and smokey phenols in the finish. Medium body and level of carbonation with a slick creamy almost syrupy mouthfeel. This one is not bad, but really nothing spectacular. Flavorful but a bit one dimensional.
11-16-2011 00:11:07 | More by johnnnniee
3.35/5 rDev -5.4%
Got this one on sale from Halftime Beverage for 5 bucks.
A - a thicker body than I expected with a hazy dark amber body. Head is lackluster giving me only a tiny lace ring but keep in mind this beer is almost 6 months old.
S - From the bottle into the glass I get some good amount of smoked maple and malts. It smells kind of weird and peat like so hopefully it drinks better than it smells.
T - Flavors seem kind of hollow and watery and give way to some peat and some caramel malts. Syrup is minimal and the hops seem to kick in nicely in the finish. Not really loving this.
M - Really watery for almost 7% with a thin body and only moderate drink-ability.
Overall I really hope the IPA I got off these guys is better than this. I could see why it's on clearance since it's not terrible it's just old and experimental. Needs more smoke or maple or hell even more sweeter malts since it's just a hoppy watery mess.
07-03-2012 01:25:54 | More by DrDemento456
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
3.61/5 rDev +2%
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
06-19-2014 21:48:03 | More by Bierman9
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
3.65/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
10-25-2011 23:23:02 | More by Hojaminbag
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.