Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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Autumn MapleAutumn Maple

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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Photo of drbenderdo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at hulmeville inn. The only place on earth you can drink a temptation while smoking. Cool.

A- comes to me with a small wisp of light tan head that settles quickly to a solid ring. Hazy copper brown in color with a nice orange yellow glow at the edges.

S- sweet maple glazed yams with cinnamon and nutmeg. Honey wheat bread and other spices. Hints of cherries.

T- opens up sweet and malty with fall spices and fruits galore, cherries and peaches come to mind. Caramel. Maple syrup, and some bready sweetness. Cinnamon and nutmeg with a touch of cloves. Sweet fruity finish.

M- above medium in body and a bit less in carb. Small fizz builds in the mouth nicely.

D- at no time can you feel the abv till your liver processes it. A fabulous brew a little different for the style but great all the same.

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Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bb-magic
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lackenhauser
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice orange hue to it though a tad hazy/muddy looking. Nice aroma-somewhat bready and biscuit like. Decent level of spices going on. Pumpkin like aroma is definatley there-yeah I know it isn't a pumpkin beer! Solid malty taste up front. Again a nice "pumpkin like" flavor-can I tell the difference between a yam and pumpkin? I doubt it. Moderate caramel and sugary sweet taste. Yeasty and earthy notes come thru in the finish. A Belgian pumpkin beer for sure. Good body-sweetness may make it a bit slick overall. Very drinkable and enjoyable. The initial booziness I found rapidly faded into more of a spice quality. My gears are turning for next years homebrewed pumpkin beer after this one. Well worth trying.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of wisrarebeer
2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: deep copper brown
S: yeasty, with hints of alcohol and unfermented sweetness
T: a bit thin for alcohol, on sweeter side, unusual with decent taste but not to my liking, bitterness is there but sweetness wins out, very little head, big fat bubbles
M: sweet but not lacquerish
D: it is what it is but not my style

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Photo of Corson
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of random846
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Shared with my parents (and by that I mean I drank most of this because they did not like it, heh). Pours a terracotta color into the available yet lackluster glassware at the hotel I am staying in. A small half finger of white head is achieved that dissipates at a rather quick pace leaving little lacing.

Smell - Smells of spices such as nutmeg, heavy molasses, yams, some cider like smells (and actually appearance now that I think of it). Once it warms up there is also the maple (which I may have mistaken as molasses earlier) and more spices (cloves).

Taste - Exactly what you would expect them to be, and similar to the nose. The yams are quite prevalent along with Belgian spices and the other aforementioned spices. There is quite a bit of maple flavor along with a heavy brown sugar presence.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, nice and creamy, lower carbonation.

Drinkability - A sipper for sure, but damn appropriate on Thanksgiving. I get almost no alcohol heat or burn from the beer and it is a great pre-dinner holiday beer. Really glad I brought this along to try today.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A capped 750ml bottle purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for around $8. Well, I was hoping to cellar this until next year to allow the flavors to mingle a bit, but I couldn't resist it's call as I opened the beer fridge on this chilly Thanksgiving night.

Uncapped and poured into my trusty Duvel tulip glass. The ale appears a mildly murky crimson chestnut color with about two fingers of fizzy, quickly fading ecru foam. A nice looking pour. The flavors and aromas are of cinnamon, nutmeg, a pungent bitterness that I'm guessing is coming from the molasses, a good amount of maple sweetness, banana taffy notes, spicy cracked black pepper, caramel, roasted sweet potatoes/yams, belgian yeast. Medium bodied and I'm glad to see the carbonation problem that plagued last years release has been resolved. This ale is quite effervescent and the spiciness from the pepper and/or yeast lingers well after each sip. The alcohol is well hidden as well. Overall, this is something I'll look forward to each fall. Put me down for a bottle next year.

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