Autumn Maple
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
3.78 | pDev: 12.96%
May 04, 2021
Sep 21, 2008
Very Good
Autumn MapleAutumn Maple
Notes: Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!), this autumn seasonal is a different take on the "pumpkin" beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening.

ABV: 10%, IBU: 25, SRM: 15, Release: Fall
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Rated: 3.9 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

May 04, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by jak from North Carolina

Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Large (750 ml?) bottle that is not dated but which has been waiting in my cellar for at least 2 years.
Served in a Belgian snifter where the dark copper colored body displayed an excellent beige head and ample lacing.
This has a judicious use of spices that create different effects in the aroma versus the flavor. The spicing, while a major part of aroma and flavor, is mild enough to allow both the Belgian brown base and, more subtly, the yams, to make substantial contributions.
Feel. Smooth with medium carbonation and body.
Overall. An excellent gourd beer with very well hidden ABV.
Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Murky dark amber/brown color with a decent tan head that persists all the way down, leaving bits of lacing. The aroma is maple, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, malt and a bit of funk that must be yam.
The taste is mostly the same but the spices are more pronounced and molasses/brown sugar seem to join the maple, malt, yam background with just a bit of hops bitterness in the finish to set you up for the next sip.
The body is medium heavy, smooth, creamy. almost syrupy.
Altogether this is far better than most "pumpkin" beers and a decent winter warmer or desert sipper.
Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From notes 10/27/12: Gently poured from the 750 ml bottle a muddy dark amber/light brown brew fills the glass becoming somewhat clearer as it warms in the glass. The pour produces 2 fingers of foamy, light tan,somewhat lasting head that leaves blotches and streaks of lace. Aroma is roasted malt, musty Belgian yeast, sweet potato, marshmallow, maple, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, a hint of prune and alcohol. There is also a faint sourness. Taste is similar to the nose but is more heavy to sweet potato backed by sugar, maple and dark malts with cinnamon and nutmeg there too being most prominent in the finish and aftertaste. All these flavors are awash in an alcohol warmth and thin sour note. Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, medium carbonation; smooth, a little thick/syrupy, slightly sticky, the spicy dry finish is warming. Overall a bit heavy and best suited to a small pour before the fire at the end of a long day or with the Thanksgiving meal dessert. Hell it would make a great dessert all by itself. A nice variant take on the pumpkin ale style; sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin. It has a character similar to a Strong Ale.
Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska

Sep 25, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Zanico from Ohio

Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by ChristianFinz from Canada (AB)

Apr 09, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by NickThaFish from New Mexico

Mar 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

Jan 28, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
Way too carbonated. The bottle kept flowing, which left me at half of the 750 :( Based on the taste alone, I probably wouldn't buy it again. Sticking with Bruery's BA offerings.
Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Dec 07, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Dsimenson from California

Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 4 by KaeptnBlaubaer from Germany

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by bfox419 from California

4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
Fantastic fall beer. Imperial brown ale base spiced with cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, maple syrup. Sweetness of the yams also comes through. Low bitterness, but enough to balance out the sweetness. Far better than any pumpkin beer I've had.
Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky dark brown with a very thick light tan head. Head recedes slowly and leaves virtually no lacing. The aroma is cinnamon, maple syrup, cloves, and brown sugar. Flavor follows the nose, pretty sweet but not cloyingly so. Feel is smooth and a little dry. Overall a drinkable beer but not anything special.
Jun 28, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by Beer21 from Florida

Jun 04, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Mar 10, 2018
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Rated by psumjl269 from Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Smells better than it tastes.
Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 3.23 by advanracing62 from Idaho

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer was poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a tulip glass. The brew pours out extremely murky and ends up being almost the exact same color as a yam or sweet potato. Has a half finger of creamy, light tan crown. I'm usually not too big into this style of beers but this is by far the best I've had from the category. The balance and mix of all the flavors and spices really worked to make it great. I think a lot of it has to do with the addition of molasses and maple syrup to tame the other spices while still letting you know that they are there.
Jan 30, 2018
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I opened this in the sink, because I've been gushed at before by some Bruery beers. This one was like a volcanic eruption.
When things settled down, the beer turned out to be a golden brown color. There was a medium-sized tan head with good retention.
It had a sweet potato and maple syrup aroma. There was a hint of spice.
Spice was much more prominent in the taste. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet potato and maple syrup.
Medium-bodied, easy to drink.
Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.36 by brandonwnw from Washington

Jan 27, 2018
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Reviewed by MaximalC from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a murky ocher color with a finger's worth of khaki foam that settles rapidly. Very mild aroma smells of tart cherries with a touch of alcohol and little else.

The taste is much sweeter than the nose would suggest, yielding brown sugar and caramel along with a blend of pumpkin pie grade spices. Belgian yeast lends a fruity underpinning, while very mellow, warming alcohol adds a touch of heat in the finish. Medium body and high carbonation make for a smooth, luscious mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a decent Belgian style ale that strays from the typical Belgian brown with its overt sweetness that comes across a little too heavy-handed for my tastes.
Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by CreekyJarls from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by TylerJ from Iowa

Dec 07, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by Lukass from Ohio

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Dec 04, 2017
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Reviewed by jwilcox767 from Ohio

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Clear amber/orange pour. Not too much head.
S: Clove, yams (too much), cinnamon, maple.
T: Actually really close to the nose, but not as pleasing
M: Medium body, slightly coating. Little low on carb.
O: I am not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, and maybe I let this ago for too long, but it was 'meh' as far as Bruery beers go.
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by user785335 from Florida

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by KensWorld from Florida

Nov 23, 2017
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