Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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2,050 Ratings
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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:
2,050
Reviews:
630
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
391
For Trade:
14
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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Light golden color. Goldfish and clear.

S: Strong honey. A resemblance of mead.

T: Starts with honey and yam and finishes with baked beans. Yes..I can taste baked beans.

M: Light, fruity but slightly viscous.

O: A good beer from The Bruery. I'm glad they tried something different for their fall seasonal..not sure it really beat the good ol' pumpkin ale though. It definitely got very sweet towards the end. Good beer overall.

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Almost a gusher. Pours up a bunch of head that has little retention. The head is a light beige with hints of yellow while the body is a dark amber with a slight maroon hue which glows a darker medium amber with glints of garnet when held up to the light. No real lacing at the moment. Maybe a couple spots.

Nose- Interesting as it seems to be dominated by an overall bubblegum scent but one that has some subtle complexity. There are definite pumpkin spices involved: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice but they are quite subdued. Slight yam or sweet potato from the bottle with a whiff of milk creaminess. Swirling reveals some of the yam and milk from the glass.

Taste- Starts off with vague notes of the nose while some yam/sweet potato starts to arrive but is then taken over by bubblegum and the spices expressed in the aroma. Fairly thin- I was hoping for a thicker beer that seemed to express maple syrup and molasses but these seem to flit around the edges. I don't notice any heat at all which is impressive for a 10% beer that lacks presence at the moment. An interesting take on the pumpkin beer but at the moment, it's lesser than Elysian Night Owl and most likely, the Great Pumpkin. They may have put a buttload of yams in this beer, but I think it could use more. And some brown sugar. There's lots of caramel and lots of bubblegum. This might work for some but it doesn't work for me. Above average beer that is disappointing in regard to the label description.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied but too light bodied for me. Too much carbonation as well.

Drinkability- Easy drinking but the alcohol is practically invisible. However, this is not worth 10 bucks for a 750. The alcohol content does mitigate the sticker shock a bit.

Overall- I really wanted to like this beer... a lot. The use of yams (or sweet potatoes- I'm assuming they used sweet potatoes as yams are actually sparse in US and, I imagine, impossible to find in California) could have been an intriguing contrast to the season's glut of pumpkins. Nice spice and an above average, almost good beer. Still, somewhat of a disappointment.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I like this. Poured at a good temperature with a small to medium sized, light tan, foamy head that soon settled to a ring and an island with some lace. Color is a clear amber copper with no bubble trails. Aroma is, to me, barely distinguishable from pumpkins, but my snooter don't work so well. Nevertheless, lots going on - spice, malt, sweet caramel starch, fleeting pepper, a wink at hops. Flavor is like nose, tang is up front followed very closely with the malt, starch, caramel, spices and an array of lovely, interesting complexities. Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, true, of good length, and only at the very end do I get the alcohol smack down. I like it!

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
3.8 out of 5 based on 2,050 ratings.
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