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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

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 Kegatron
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Kegatron, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

ppoitras, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of amc2341
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

amc2341, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

liamt07, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

wdarcy77, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Sammy, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of woodycorn44
4/5  rDev +12.7%

woodycorn44, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of RyanLigeia
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely cloudy hazy amber in color. Not much of a head on it but if it only had that then I'd say it was absolutely perfect. I love the color.
Smells like brown sugar and pecan pie. If thanksgiving breakfast had a smell it would be this.
Tastes sugary and nutty. Sweet but not artificial. Very easy to drink. Malty at first but the aftertaste lets some hops through.
Mouthfeel is perfect for the taste. Very low carbination, refreshing.
Overall this beer is way better than I thought itd be and Im glad I tried it!

RyanLigeia, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +12.7%

fortheunheard, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Neat bottle art. Cloudy copper with a big bubble white head. Bubbly retention breaks apart into the shape of an apostrophe.

Smells like smoke and fruity maple syrup.

Taste is, again, smoke and fruity maple syrup. I don't usually like the swampy/fruity taste of fermented honey or maple but the smoke helps balance it out. Smoke is evident from first sip to a lingering aftertaste but the strength of the smokiness was done with a well restrained hand. Some piney/spicy hops bob to the surface as it Bromigo warms. Juice-like mouthfeel I don't like.

I've been avoiding Three Heads since I tried an IPA by them that tasted like feet and duck weed at American Craft Beerfest but my girlfriend picked this up and I'm glad she did. Run on sentence.

donkeyrunner, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
4/5  rDev +12.7%

jbertsch, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of mpulcini
3/5  rDev -15.5%

mpulcini, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

TMoney2591, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of yesyouam
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three Heads Bromigo is a crystal clear, copper ale with a thin, dense, sand colored head that leaves a solid film on the glass. Smoke is pretty prominent in the aroma, but I'm not picking up any maple in there. There seem to be notes of citrus and pineapple, though. It smells like food... Maybe a shish kebab from the grill. It seems pretty full bodied, smooth and soft. The finish is very quick and it leaves behind a little chalkiness. It tastes smoky from start to finish. It's not really sweet or dry. The maple surfaces near the finish, more resiny than sweet. It tastes a little roasty and chocolatey. There's a little bitterness at the finish and then a kind of dark chocolate aftertaste. This is good stuff. It's solid and unique and not overstated at all. It's pretty easy drinking and could work as a session ale.

yesyouam, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice clear amber body with a decent amount of head and retention, as well as spotty lacing.

S: Definitely getting some smoky notes balanced with molasses, spices, toasted caramel malts, and earthy hops. Definitely an interesting combination.

T: Upfront flavors of sweet caramel malts with maple immediately followed by smoked wood and some bitter, yet spicy, hops. Very bright and clean flavors making it easy to detect each characteristics of the beer.

M: Lively carbonation; light body; clean and crisp mouth feel.

O: Nicely done brew and very interesting flavors. Although I don't think much of it as an amber ale, the smoky flavors were right now and not too much making it a nice beer. I would definitely get again, especially when I plan to go camping.

BrewCrew2010, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of metalgdog
4/5  rDev +12.7%

metalgdog, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +12.7%

nh2032, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Daktyls
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber color with a mild head comprised of large bubbles around the outside edge of the class with some finer patches in the middle.

S: Smoked malts mostly with some hints of sweetness, maybe maple syrup, but mostly just a light sweetness.

T: Again with the smoked malts, some sweetness follows with a very light amount of maple notes and also some flower hoppiness. Not a whole lot else going on.

M: Medium amount of carbonation here for the light bodied brew.

O: Overall I'd say this is fairly good. I was hoping for a little bit more maple flavor, but the overall quality is still all right.

Daktyls, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Duhast500
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a clear amber with a finger and a half of brownish foamy head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is malty with some slight maple aroma in the nose and some interesting sweetness that makes me wanting to move forward to the first sip.

The taste is has a nice smoky flavor that comes out in the first sip. There is some maples flavor there as well and reminds me slightly of a London porter. There is some nice dark malt-like flavor that is a little charred-dough with some sweet maple and the smallest amount of bitterness toward the end.

The feel of this beer is bigger then i had first anticipated. There is a nice complex flavor here that is interesting and helps amber ales shine a bit in my mind. This is certainly a beer that is early in the day big beer and something that could be something to have even at breakfast with an omelet or some eggs.

Duhast500, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Hoagie1973
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Hoagie1973, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +12.7%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of rudzud
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

rudzud, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slow to emerge 3/4" off-white head which dissipated quickly and didn't return when refilled. Hazy pretty auburn red color held to the light. Smells nutty, with burnt sugar and pie crust, but doesn't smell maple. Taste matches the smell but is milder and the smoke overpowers the other aspects. Body is fairly light.

MoreThanWine, Nov 16, 2011
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.