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 jgknittel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouts a deep brown with a creamy head that lasts. Some lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is boozy with some sweetness mixed in from the maple. Taste is great with thanksgiving flavors coming through via spices, maple syrup and others. Taste is a stronger oktoberfest than others. I really enjoyed the flavor of this beer for a chilly autumn day.

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Photo of jtd1969
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark, murky amber Medium carbonation, no lacing

S - Belgian yeast, sweet honey

T - Belgian burnt sugar (caramel), sweet, some yam, lightly crisp hops, nutmeg/allspice/vanilla

M - medium bodied, good carbonation in the mouth

Very good beer. Bruery is really putting out some unique and tasty beers. This is one of them! I recommend it!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: deep ruby brown ale with a firm 2-finger head of tawny foam; some lacey drapes and motes cling to the glass

S: face-palm of exactly what's advertised: sweet yams, maple and molasses

T: this is a good beer if you're into imperial pumpkin-style ales - it's sweet, with lots of sweet savory flavors - almost as if someone food-processed Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with marshmallows and infuded that into a brown ale; some vegetal notes

M: a little tacky/chalky aftertaste to this filling and medium-bodied beer; alcohol is well-masked

O: I do like imperial pumpkin ales, and this is reminiscent of them - very autumnal, very seasonally flavored and sweet - truly a good beer

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Photo of Sixofsigmas
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-10-03 in York, PA at the Holy Hound Taproom.

A - Very hazy brown with some dark orange highlights around the glass edge. 1/2-finger tan head with mild lacing.

S - Allspice, yams, alcohol, mild roasted malt and fruity Belgian yeast.

T - Thanksgiving pumpkin pie spices, candied yams, some caramel, very light touch of maple, alcohol. Nice, lingering spicy yam flavor. Sweet but not overly-so.

M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Slick and clingy but not cloying.

O - A very nice alternative to the Southern Tier Pumking I typically have this time of year.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 25.4 oz bottle

Appearance - Dark brown/tan with a monster 4+ inch head and tons of foamy, sticky lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, sweet potato, maple sugar, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamin, nutmeg, lots of other spices. Some alcohol, yeasts and some dark fruits.

Taste - Much like the smell, load of yams at first sip. Lots of cinnamin, nutmeg, allspice and all the added sugars mixed in with the yams. Alcohol adds some warmth too all the thanksgiving day flavors this beer has. The yeasts add a sour note, espically at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets the yams and spices, and alcohol. Loads of sugars and yeasts also. Palate gets yams, spices and sugars also, with a sour note from the yeast. Afertaste is warm, yammy, spicey and malty.

Overall - A nice big beer. If you enjoy sweet potato and all the spices this beer has then this is a must try. I was worried it would be too over the top with everything in it but its balanced well, and all the flavors work well and just add nice flavors. Only thing is this bottle is a bit much to drink by yourself so make sure you split it with someone. The bruey is kind of like the west coast verison of dogfish head, but there beers are very well balanced and there unique flavors work well together. Worth a drink for sure.

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Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this botle wth me.

A - dark, murky amber with a soft, off white head

S - funky Belgian yeast, faintly sour

T - candied yams, maple, molasses, nutmeg, ginger, allspice

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was fantastic and unique. The flavor is tremendous. The abv is well hidden. I would give up pumpkin beers in a heartbeat if breweries could make yams this delicious.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Amber colored body with a huge frothy tan head. Somewhat transparent body.

S- Belgian yeast and spices dominate the nose with complementary notes of sweet potatoes, maple syrup, candied sugar, brown sugar and sweet dried fruit.

T- Belgian dark ale flavor up front with dark fruits and Belgian spices. The middle of the taste is where the Autumn flavors kick in. Yams, spices, cinnamon, brown sugar. Overall, flavors work well together.

M- Pretty heavy with medium-high carbonation. Full-bodied and a slow drinker.

O- Strong take on a Belgian style fall beer. Very flavorful and full bodied.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ryanonline
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance is very cloudy with a deep brown hue and a very tan head that is creamy and thin yet sticks around for a fair while leaving a large sheet of lacing.

Wowwza! lots of yammy, cinnamon and nutmeg and nutmeg goodness on the nose. no hop character to be spoken of truly. sweet and spicey, in the simplest of terms. smells like sweet potato pie, and I shut my mouth.

the taste takes on a much more malty character, some caramel and toffee bits. lots of spice again, nutmeg and cinnamon. there is a particular sweetness that the yams lend to this beer, sort of borderline tartness with a highly sugary content. also the molasses seems to leave a lightly bitter bite on the finish. I love sweet potato pie.

the mouthfeel is smooth as silk, lots of creamy goodness with a fairly thin body. light carbonation and a sweet finish. I don't even need to wait for thanksgiving.

super drinkable. Almost as much as a sweet potato pie is eatable.

Awesome beer, if you don't like pumpkin beers, this one isn't for you. If you don't like sweet potato pie, then you need to go kill yourself. Seriously, I think I'm gonna go put some whipped cream on this mug.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep ruby amber color. Light passes and reveals a cloudiness to the brew. The head is modest, leaving some streaks of lace.

An autumnal smell of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Quite sweet with darker toasted malts--think cinnamon toast.

Starts with toasted (dry) malts. Slightly sour. The swallow brings out a strong alcohol warmth, along with the spices of black pepper and what I would think to be pumpkin, but I guess is yams. (Blindfolded, I would never come up with that). The aftertaste has an element of homebrew here.

The body is rich and the carbonation is low. Overall, this is a big beer, worth seeking out.

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

My first beer from The Bruery!

Pours out a deep brown with amber and orange hues and 3-4 fingers of off-white head.

The aroma has a lot of buttered yams, maple syrup, caramel malt, clove, vanilla, allspice, nutmeg and dark fruits.

The taste is just as complex as the aroma. There are decent notes of buttered yams throughout, but there are strong notes of clove, dark fruits, caramel malt, cinnamon and brown sugar. There is some bready notes as well as coriander from the Belgian yeast strain.

Medium-full bodied with a decently thick mouthfeel. A very good balance between spicy and sweet. A great Fall seasonal that shows no hint of the ABV content and could become dangerous.

A great beer from The Bruery and I'm excited to look for more from them! It's like Fall has been captured in a glass.

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,070 ratings
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