Autumn Maple | The Bruery

Autumn MapleAutumn Maple
2,058 Ratings
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: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle, poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, murky reddish-brown. Some yellow hues around the edge of the glass. 2.5 to 3 finger, rocky off-white head that recedes to a ring on top of the beer.

Smell: A lot of sweetness up front, some light fruit (banana) and dark fruits lead off, followed by a big brown sugar/molasses aroma. Loads of spice aromas are prevalent as well, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice. Hints of an earthiness follow, some of that sweet potato/yam character, a bit of nuttiness (walnut or pecan) as well, with some very subtle notes of a wooden aroma. Very complex, interesting smell.

Taste: Lots of spice upfront - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. This fades into just a light sweetness from some fruit character - banana/raisin - mixed in with some more of that brown sugar/molasses note. Afterward, there's a vegetal, sweet potato note, mixing in with a slight buttery flavor and a more pronounced walnut taste before the sweet, spicy finish. Becomes a just a bit sweeter as it warms, unlocking some of the maple syrup flavor.

Mouthfeel: Big body to this one. Some definite warming character from the alcohol. Not much carbonation presence. A very good winter (or autumn) warmer.

Overall: This is an interesting take on the pumpkin beer by The Bruery. The addition of yams gives this a more uncommon dimension. The price isn't too bad, especially for an offering by The Bruery ($11.99 per bottle in my area). Reminds of a sweet potato casserole, covered with brown sugar and spices. Very nice on a cool, autumn night, or around the winter holidays. One to sip and experience. Really enjoyed this one.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Burnt orange, clear. A tan one finger head with great retention. Nice lacing.

S: Yam city. Strong, sweet yams dominate. Love to smell this one. Reminds me of fall.

T: Smooth, sweet. Warming. Picking up molasses and caramel among the abundance of sweet potatoes. Yummy.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation. Love to let this one roll 'round on the tongue.

O: Love it. A great lead in to Pumking. Serve this one at Thanksgiving.

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Autumn Maple from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,058 ratings
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