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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O: A maple syrup brown with a very light translucence. Thick off-white head forms that lingers for quite a while leaving delicate lacing. Looks quite a bit like an American Brown Ale.

S: Pumpkin pie spices initially, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Then a very malty, starchy background follows. All those yams make smelling this reminiscent of sweet potato pie. Rich and substantial aroma here, perfect for fall.

T: A touch of sweetness up front, followed very balanced hops. The spices are clearly evident but not overwhelming. This all gives way to a very malty backbone that covers your palette and fills your mouth. The finish is honestly like swallowing a bite of chilled sweet potato pie.

M: Medium to heavy body. It does wash down your throat fairly cleanly, but there's a little chewiness to it as well. A good balance.

O: A nice balanced, moderate brew for Bruery's more typically bold style.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at the Root Note in La Crosse, WI.

A - A dirty reddish-brown. 1-finger eggshell head.

S - Malt, yeast, ester. I can't smell any discernible maple or spices.

T - The alcohol has a strong presence in this beer. Yeast, but lacking some of the harsh phenol tones. Biscuity malt. Very sweet, in some ways similar to Kombucha tea. A hint of spices. The yam becomes more present as the beer warms.

M - Medium weight with a sticky feeling from the sugar.

O - At 10% ABV this is a serious beer. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but it plays the part of a fruit/vegetable beer well without tasting like a dessert.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz Growler. Served at around 50F.

Pours clear brown/copper/red with a one finger light brown head that leaves some spotty lacing and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.

Aroma is spicy, with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, etc, definitely picking up the yams and some notes of maple syrup and vanilla, mild fruity esters deep underneath. Very good strength.

Flavor is nutmeg, cinnamon, spices, moving to the yams, maple syrup, vanilla, finishes with strong fruity notes and quite sweet. 10% ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, a little sticky, good carbonation.

Interesting and overall pretty tasty beer. I’ve never been big on pumpkin beers, but this one always caught my eye every year, but I never could pull the trigger as I knew 750ml would be just way too much. With a recent opportunity to purchase a 16oz growler, I couldn’t pass it up.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy mahogany color with just a thin cap of light tan head that had low retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was on the sweet side, a nice base earthiness, with a tinge of yeast and a faint veggie aspect. I didn't pick up any maple in the scent. The flavors were basically the same, there were some hops poking through, the yeast was a bit bolder, and a certain sharpness at the back. Again, I didn't pick up any maple in the taste.

The body was nicely medium and very smooth. Drinkability was good, but I probably won't have another. Overall, I was a bit unimpressed with this bee, but you may like more than I did. Worth a shot if you see it.

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