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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing

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123 Ratings
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 bugiscooby03
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

bugiscooby03, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of server222
4/5  rDev +13.3%

server222, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of JSkone09
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

JSkone09, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
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
Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

dtx00, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

thebouch01, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Twifiter, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice amber color with a fingers worth of head that has some nice retention

S: The smoke and sweetness of the maple jump out immediately. Reminiscent of smoked bacon and pancakes. Very nice

T: Follows the nose. Big smoked malts all the way through, with a hint of sweetness from the maple. Hops help to level out the sweetness a little bit

M: Medium bodied with soft, moderate carbonation

O: A good beer for smoke lovers, probably a little too astringent-like for those who dislike smoke. The maple is mostly in the nose, but does add a bit of sweetness which is cut down by hops and the smoked malts. Reminds me of Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon by Rogue, but a bit less sweet and maple-y. Avoid this is you didn't enjoy that. I enjoyed both

BEERMILER12, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev +13.3%

chefduff2, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a deeply hazy brew of rich red brown coloring, with golden flecks when held to the light. It holds a one and a half finger head of beige bubbles. This dissipates quickly, leaving rings and spots of lacing around the glass. No sediment is noted, and carbonation appears moderate. The aroma is heavily smoked and charred, with caramel malts and woodiness as the primary base. The maple syrup sweetness places nicely off this, with eventual lactic and phenolic sourness on the back. Our first impression is that the flavoring is more robust than expected, especially in its bitterness. As we sip, molasses and caramel malt sweetness mix with genuine maple syrup flavoring for a sugary start. Char and wood quickly come in to cut, adding depth and boldness. Booze and a surprising soapy hop bit hit at the peak, with a deepening of the malts, with more smoke, and what is seemingly chocolate. The malts, however, become a bit adjuncty on the back, with metals, bready yeast, chalk, and mineral. The smokiness does persist, giving a meaty vibe. And, as in the nose, the final drop comes with additional phenolic bite. The aftertaste breathes of smoke, copper, medicinal phenols, soured grain, and fading maple sweetness. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. There is big froth and cream with each swirl around the mouth. This imparts a generous coating that leaves the mouth wet, and somewhat slick and oily. The abv is appropriate, and the beer is more of a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the boldness of flavoring. The smoke was nice and big, as expected, but for the most part the supporting cast struck a great blend and balance. The maple was there but not overpowering, while the malt background otherwise put up its own solid sweetness and breadiness, so as to counteract that fat smoky foreground.

TheBrewo, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Jason, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

DrDemento456, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Psychmusic, Jun 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

rdr2, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

r00ster, Jun 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

sailorastro, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

Larrydoherty, Jun 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

erlenmeyer, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Ruger44
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Ruger44, May 07, 2012
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.