Autumn Maple | The Bruery

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,053 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Autumn MapleAutumn Maple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MiScusi on 09-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,053
Reviews:
630
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
391
For Trade:
14
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,053 |  Reviews: 630
Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mosley1212
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of shadyside
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AxesandAnchors
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cody66
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Loganyoung
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Aishie24
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DubCo21
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of NickBeery
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of atoulouk
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bizweasel
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear brown color with a tan head. Head falls to a small one. Thin lace.

Aroma is of yams, all yams. Some sweetness back there but can't get over the yam smell.

Yep, tastes like yams. Not really getting the maple but has a nice spice and mostly yams.

Medium bodied with little carbonation.

Nice. Interesting. Massive yam taste but pleasant.

 363 characters

Photo of FutureJack
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of IBUnit63
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I've been one happy puppy ever since Patrick's wares have reached the Proper Coast. This is the latest entry...into a Duvel tulip we go after snagging a few at braineater's fine establishment, Walsh's in Brighton Center...

Pours with a nice maple candy-colored head and a turbid root beer barrel candy/caramel ice cream topping brown. Leaves light lacing with moderate head retention. The turbidity gets a little cloudy (OK, that's redundant), but that's the only beef. After further review, it's the color of bourbon. Extra credit.

This definitely has a solid Belgian yeast strain...more of a Dubbel character or a BSDA than a spicy pumpkin or fall ale. There's a little bit of clove spice and some biscuity-ness (is there Special B in here?). Hops? Sure...probably more on the Styrian Goldings side. Very noble. Sweetness comes from the ummm...everything, just about. Molasses are definitely there. Even getting a smidge of the yams, although more like company sweet potatoes, which is just fine.

This is probably one of the best Thanksgiving dinner beers you could imagine. Let me rephrase that. I can see this tasting like sweet potatoes or yams with brown sugar. Whereas an Allagash Fluxus would be a better pairing because it's dry enough to keep it clean, this is just as hearty as almost every dish on the Thanksgiving table. The maple syrup and brown sugar are definitely there, as are the yams and maybe a tinge of molasses. I'm babbling. It's wicked good. Move on.

One rap on this deal - it's definitely hefty. Finish is long, aided by the very enjoyable Belgian yeast strain and the spice and biscuit of the apparent Special B. Hops add a little bit of bite, but the ample carbonation from residual yeast electricity and sugards also give it a little zip. Feels like it should have a big roasted skin on it. Mission accomplished.

I understand that for the most part BA exhibits similar characteristics to Harvard in the grade inflation department. Personally, I've been trained to see a "B" rating and I think "holy crap, this must not be good." Autumn Maple is a non-inflated B+. Maybe better. Complexity, innovation and a great deal of pleasure out of this brew. It's carting a few extra L-Bs but it's damn good. Congratulations, Patrick, I see you've done it again...another fine job.

 2,310 characters

Photo of SirElton
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of gbbass16
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jadler16
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Autumn Maple from The Bruery
3.8 out of 5 based on 2,053 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.