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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of Drew88
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Drew88, Jan 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

raythealeman, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

tdm168, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

rydev24, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

LoveStout, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

acurtis, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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
Photo of CJRubes
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

CJRubes, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Sturmthis
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Sturmthis, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Swift989, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

cdtoffers, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of DaveBlack
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this in the beer store and just couldn't pass it up.

A: Reddish brown, a slight off-white head that has almost no retention and no lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts, a hefty hit of smokiness that threatens to overwhelm the rest of the aroma. A slight nuttiness, but nothing discernible as maple.

T: Smoke on the tastebuds is much less prominent than I feared, but still quite noticeable. The beginning is malty, lots of nutty, maple flavor. The smoke comes along with the bitter hop finish which stops the sweetness that is so prominent in the beginning. The finish is remarkably dry.

M: Moderate body, a decent amount of carbonation, and slightly sticky at the back of the throat.

O: A nice beer, not one that I would drink all the time, but chocked full of good, fall flavors. The smoke, maple and hops all play together better than I would have expected, and the beer is remarkably well balanced. Worth checking out for sure, but only if you like smoked brews.

DaveBlack, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

MarkJBurch, Oct 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

timjim1327, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No freshness date, but this bottle is almost certainly older than it should be ideally.

A: Deep murky red-brown. Towering rocky head has a sandy reddish hue. Lacing is sticky and plentiful.

S: Campfire and smoke wrapped around lots of caramel and sweetness. Some toast. Earthy and leafy hops.

T: Sweet maple syrup, caramel, toast and grain. Berry-like fruitiness. A thick layer of smoke lays itself out on top of the maple sweetness and stops it just shy of being cloying. Spicy and earthy/leafy hops pick up toward the end. Hops, smoke, bready malt, and maple syrup all mingle in the long finish.

M: Medium bodied. A little syrupy and sticky. Aggressive carbonation makes it a bit foamy.

O: The initial shock of the maple sweetness was a little tough, but thankfully the smoke and hops step in just in time to put a damper on it. The combination of maple and smoke actually works quite well, once the palate settles in. Still could stand to be a little more cohesive, but on the whole not a bad drink.

ryan1788a5, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

TonyY, Jul 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

2dogbrew, May 10, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

rolltide8425, Mar 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

DmanGTR, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

WDJersey, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

JudoJeff, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Gavage, Dec 08, 2012
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.