Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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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:
2,052
Reviews:
630
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
390
For Trade:
14
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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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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Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/crimson with a sliver of beige head. Loads lovely carbonation beads hug the side of the glass Minimal head retention && less lacing

S: Brown sugar, cinamon

T: Follows the nose, a touch of maple syrup sweetness/dryness up front, along with boozey pecans and cherry & sweet potatoes. More sweet tater, a bit of molasess, figs, pears, dryness as this warms, very warming . Finishes dry with yams, cinnamon, & brown sugar

Drinks very easy, much better than the first bottle I had last summer, both were purchased in North Carolina

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3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: ruddy old brown color, some haze/sediment on bottom of bottle. Light brown head is diminishing.
S: as stated on the bottle-sweet potatoes, molasses, maple syrup dessert spices. An interesting take and unique.
T: saa. Full sweetness. Nothing to balance it out though. Minimal hop bitterness noted. Some rummy alcohol. A sipping/dessert beer.
M: glad this didn't suffer from carbonation issues I heard previous batches did. Full-bodied and viscous.
O:delivers exactly what the label description says. I could see needing to be in the mood for this one though, or as a dessert pairing.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a garnet brown color with a tan head and a huge level of carbonation. Semi-transparent when cold and clear when warms.

S - Candied yams, apple cider, tart aroma, maple syrup, vanilla and light oak. This is a very unique smelling beer, it smells good, but not sure if I like it.

T - Candied yams, caramel, Fall spices, apples, and reminds me a little of a pumpkin beer. Warming on the way down from the alcohol. There's also some molasses and cinnamon flavor coming through with yam and caramel sweetness.

M - Thick, full bodied and heavy. Lip smacking sticky and leaves a clove/nutmeg/caramel/cinnamon aftertaste.

O - Better than I expected but still not one I would seek out again.

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

A - Canned cranberry red body. Nice eggnog-off-white head with ok retention and lace.

S - Mellow maple, tart green apple, and brown sugar.

T - Sweet molasses and maple roll into sweet booze. Bready-malt center with a light, almost cranberry-like tartness. Caramel sweetness is balanced by woody bitters through the finish.

M - Medium light body with a warm boozy backbone.

O - Nice profile, but a shade boozy on its own.

P - The Bruery is one of my favorite breweries to serve to company at a meal. I've found a lot of their beers to be interesting enough to keep the beer enthusiasts at the table happy, but still accessible enough for non-craft beer guests to enjoy. The booze in Autumn Maple can be a bit much, but if you pair it with rich foods the booze can become an asset and you might be surprised to find even novice beer drinkers asking for seconds at the table. Think steak with cream peppercorn sauce, cassoulet, ect.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I always pick up Bruery beers when available. I read the label after picking up the bottle. When I saw that yams was an ingredient, I was a little nervous because I don't eat yams.

This pours and looks like a strong, dark ale. It is thicker than the average ale, and the carbonation was minimal.

The smell is rich. You get the molasses really heavy, and the yam mixes it up a little bit.

This tastes interesting, but it is a bit much to have a bomber. I was glad to split it with a friend because a bomber is too much for one person.

I recommend picking this up to enjoy in the cold weather.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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