Autumn Maple
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #93
Ranked #21,507
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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3.9 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on May 04, 2021
3.99 by jak from North Carolina on Feb 22, 2021
4 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Dec 05, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

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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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by whynot44 from Missouri

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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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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
4.33 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Oct 25, 2019
3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Oct 20, 2019
4.19 by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska on Sep 25, 2019
3.73 by Zanico from Ohio on Aug 31, 2019
3.73 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jun 08, 2019
4.35 by ChristianFinz from Canada (AB) on Apr 09, 2019
3.83 by NickThaFish from New Mexico on Mar 29, 2019
4.25 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on Jan 28, 2019
3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jan 06, 2019
3.75 by heysuz from Indiana on Jan 06, 2019
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2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

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
4.27 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Dec 07, 2018
3.83 by Dsimenson from California on Oct 11, 2018
4 by KaeptnBlaubaer from Germany on Oct 10, 2018
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4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
by bfox419 from California

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
3.79 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 16, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

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
3.84 by Beer21 from Florida on Jun 04, 2018
3.92 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Mar 10, 2018
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3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by psumjl269 from Virginia

Smells better than it tastes.

Mar 04, 2018
3.23 by advanracing62 from Idaho on Feb 02, 2018
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5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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
3.69 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Jan 28, 2018
3.36 by brandonwnw from Washington on Jan 27, 2018
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3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by MaximalC from Illinois

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
3.98 by CreekyJarls from New Jersey on Jan 09, 2018
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 04, 2018
3.92 by TylerJ from Iowa on Dec 07, 2017
4.3 by Lukass from Ohio on Dec 06, 2017
3.89 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Dec 04, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jwilcox767 from Ohio

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
3.75 by user785335 from Florida on Nov 24, 2017
4.19 by KensWorld from Florida on Nov 23, 2017
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