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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Ratings: 2,052 |  Reviews: 630
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of bum732
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

S: Belgian phenolics, spiciness, some clove and cinnamon.

L: Cloudy brown, off-white creamy head with great retention and lacing.

T: Sweet, brown sugar like malt with some spices. Medium spicy bitterness leading to some "pumpkin pie" like notes. Touch of tartness detectable finishing dry and quite spicy.

M: Medium high carbonation, prickly on the palate.

Interesting, but not something I could drink a lot of. Kind of messy with the belgian phenolics and the pumpkin pie like taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep, rich brown/orange with a fluffy tan/off-white head with good retention. Not much lacing. Distinctive-looking.

S: An interesting blend of the familiar smells of Belgian yeast and dark fruits, with autumnal spices: nutmeg, sweet potatoes, maple, and other spicy accents.

T/M: Sweet and sugary. With each sip, the initial sugary, syrupy sweetness soon gives way to a big sweet potato flavor and plenty of spicy hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and other fall/holiday spices. Real tasty and distinctive, and though it's certainly sweet and betrays lots of sugar and maple syrup, it's never gets to the point where it's overbearing or sickly sweet. Well carbonated, kind of tingly and spiky on the tongue.

O: A really original and delicious autumn/holiday beer. I like it better than most pumpkin ales I've had. In many ways it just tastes like a clever, subtle variation on a big Belgian quad or strong ale, rather than the gimmick it might've been given its unusual ingredients.

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to pint snifter

A - deep caramel; minimal head; no lacing; minimal carbonation

S - Belgian yeasts up front; a little yam sweet; molasses; brown sugar

T - yams; burnt sugar; molasses; sweet and spicy

M - pretty smooth, a little sweet; the Belgian yeasts make this slightly bitter and lingering

O - overall, this is a pretty decent fall offering; seems like it would pair well with turkey and stuffing; unique take on a brown with all that Belgian influence; has the right amount of booze to flavor ratio where I wouldn't want to drink more than a glass and still get my fuzz on wo over committing.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

aged a little but tasted really good

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live in Texas and this was hard to get for me
A: Mahogany, poured pretty aggressive which made a mess
S: Yams maple syrup clove brown sugar.
T: Maybe im too much of a noob but i thought it tasted alot like DFH Punkin Ale. I mean in a blind taste test with the exception of the alcohol coming through i wouldnt be able to tell the difference.
M: Heavy with the alcohol burning all the way down
O: Good but not worth the hassel of finding a website that would ship to me. Maybe ill get another and let it sit for a year.

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
3.8 out of 5 based on 2,052 ratings.
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