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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing

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Bromigo Smoked Maple AmberBromigo Smoked Maple Amber

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BA SCORE
81
good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 09-09-2011

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!
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.67/5  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.

Photo of TonyY
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of DmanGTR
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JudoJeff
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Gavage
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JSkone09
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.