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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber - Three Heads Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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 BEERMILER12
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +12.7%

chefduff2, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -1.4%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of ABokononist
4/5  rDev +12.7%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Jason, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
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
Photo of Psychmusic
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Psychmusic, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of rdr2
3/5  rDev -15.5%

rdr2, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +12.7%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of r00ster
3/5  rDev -15.5%

r00ster, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

sailorastro, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Larrydoherty, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

erlenmeyer, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Ruger44
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Ruger44, May 07, 2012
Photo of vonnegut21
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

vonnegut21, May 04, 2012
Photo of darcange
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

darcange, May 02, 2012
Photo of whatthehull
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip

A - Blood orange, no finger off white head and no lacing

S - Smokey maple fat, huge bready malts and yeast, floral notes, some fruity hops, tons of earth and more malts!

T - Definitely your hugely malted amber up front, maple kicks in, then a smokey note, more malts, very sweet bready yeast, floral and slight fruity hops, grainy, lots of wood and earth

M - Medium to Medium plus body, ok balance, not much complexity, low acidity and a long smokey, yeasty malty sweet finish

D/O - Much more drinkable than I imagine. When I think smokey, I think scotch, Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Paradox. It is just a huge malted amber with a smokey maple syrup back bone. Worth a try, I would not think this would be on someones "list" beers

Final Thoughts - Not sure the price, decent almost 7% abv. Worth a try, very drinkable

whatthehull, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of SirSketch
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers of light tan head the consistency of whipped cream. The color is dark amber, right on the edge of being brown.

S - Sweet, woody and toasted malt. Moderate smoke that is a bit fruity and blends perfectly with the malty aroma.

T - Like the nose, there is a great marriage of sweet, molasses-like malt and smoke flavor. However, the bitterness and hop presence is a bit too much for this beer. The darker malts and smoke lend enough bitterness and astringency by themselves to even out the sweetness, so this level of hopping is unnecessary.

M - Medium-light body and somewhat under-carbonated.

O - This is a great idea for a beer, and the aroma showcases this, but it could be made much better by toning back the hops and building a fuller, frothy mouthfeel.

SirSketch, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

richkrull, Apr 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

deonreds, Apr 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Jared2287, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of TCgoalie
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown hue with a massive offwhite head that lingers.
Once the head recedes, it becomes a nice lace above the beverage.

Lots of smoke in the nose with a hint of maple and...maybe plastic?

A hint of maple leads with a good deal of smokiness following. Some amber malts exist near the end with a mild grassy bitterness. I feel like I'm drinking juice made from grass that was too close to a camp fire.

There is a nice fullness to this brew with a subdued amount of carbonation. The appearance and mouthfeel are the best aspect of this beer.

The description alone was enough to try it...smoke maple amber. I can imagine a better take on this by another brewery but this is decent.

TCgoalie, Apr 03, 2012
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.