Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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3.78/5
Very Good
2,070 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
Ranking:
#18,185
Reviews:
634
Ratings:
2,070
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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165
Gots:
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Photo of GaBengal
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber to a sam adams cup

A- murky brown, i got a 1/4" off white head with a hard poor that quickly faded to a lacing atop the brew.

S- smells just like a pumpkin ale with all the usual spices that accompany that style, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, but an awesome hint of yam occasionally hits me as i search, setting this brew apart from anything else i have tried.

T- I snuck a sip as i was reviewing the smell and the yams hit me hard and the mouthfeel was almost creamy, but as i continue to sip, the belgian yeast rears it's ugly head, and turns the brew sour. Spicey, green apple comes to mind and if i take a couple minutes between sips, the sourness lingers on my tongue. Though i wish for the yams total come back, the mix of a pumpkin ale type brew and belgian yeast is interesting and i've never had anything like it.

M- Medium body that coats your tongue and leaves a numbing/tingling feeling

O- Didn't someone mention something about maple? Maybe if the yeast hadn't taken over, i'd be able to find more layers to this beer, but after splitting the bottle into two servings, and racking my brain both times, my review remains the same. On the other hand, without the belgian yeast, maybe this brew falls in line with everything else, leaving it boring and passed over. I have never tried a beer that taste so different then it smells. If i were blind folded and asked to name the style of the brew by smell, i would say pumpkin ale, if asked the same question by taste, i would say a farmhouse/saison. This beer is very interesting, not too many brews lately have left me wondering.

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Photo of ygolordned
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Benjiehorn
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of rjacobs6
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of geryeb624
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kreko7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of macpapi
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle, received as a gift for my Halloween birthday.

Autumn Maple pours an amber-brown, somewhat hazy color with not much of a head and a bit of lacing. True to its description, it does bring reminders of damp, late fall days.

Smell is dominated by a ton of sweetness and fruit. Maple syrup and molasses are both there as are hints of dark fruits (raisins, plums, figs perhaps.) Also quite a bit of spice--mainly cinnamon and nutmeg to go along with the presence of Belgian yeast strains. A nice, complex aroma.

Tastes of dark malt, fruit, and brown sugar. There is also the bite of pepper and sharpness of cinnamon. Abv is noted with a stinging presence. Pretty nice.

Mouthfeel is fill, biting, and thick. The sting of alcohol is very notable.

Overall, this is a nice sipper for a cold fall evening. A bit of complexity, if not the most well-rounded flavor. They definately capture the essence of fall, though. A good job.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mudboneINla
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheJollyHop
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Musty, fruity, with hints of holiday spices, syrup, and herbal hops. Stewed apricots on the nose. Amber brown body with a deep tan head; strong alcohol nose on this one. I wouldn't have guessed yams, but on a fourth take I can pick it up.

A fruity pear entry, oily, medium bodied, with pronounced alcohol heat signaling the entry to the finish. Medium carbonation and decently balanced. Spicy hop flavor, a tad earthy, all starting with a Belgian candi-sugar entry. Sadly this beer is just too hot fresh as it noticeably hinders drinkability.

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Photo of JasonSiedman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap in flute

A) Dark amber, one finger head, non-transparent. It's almost flat barley carbonated

S) Lots of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, maple, dried fruit

T) Maple up front, spices towards the end and fusel alcohol aftertaste

M) thick no carbonation, almost batter

O) very tasty beer worth the price, but this one isn't for everyone.

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Photo of 2013beer101
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of podes
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Brew_42
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy and dark amber with little to no head to speak of. Not a particularly pretty beer, but the taste is what matters.

Smell- Maple, cinnamon, and vanilla with some Belgian yeast.

Taste- Follows the nose in a very balanced way. Maple and cinnamon up front and vanilla towards the end with some warmth from the ABV. This is what I always have hoped for when I see a maple beer. I have been let down by some great breweries but this beer incorporates maple flawlessly.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with slight carbonation.

Overall- This beer is exactly what it markets itself to be, a delicious alternative to pumpkin beer. After several years of pumpkin beer, this is a welcomed alternative. Great beer for a cool fall night.

Edit:Had another bottle late in the season and it was even better than the first. I let it warm up a bit and all the flavors came through stinger but still balanced. Officially overtakes any pumpkin beer I've ever had. With the exception 8 Maids a Milking I've never had a beer from the Bruery thst wasn't phenomenal

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of foogerd
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden dark brown some orange highlights, dark khaki head with lacing around the glass.

S-Sweet booze covered nuts, brown sugar,vanilla cookies,some yeast and breads.

T- Iget an intial hit of booze along with syrupy sugars,cinnamon,nutmeg. Yams do make an appearance somewhere in the middle but not as predominant as I expected. Pretty tasty.

M- Full frothy enough carbonation, does have a bit of a syrupy consistency.

D- Very tasty although the abv was a bit too high for me, you dont get weary from this onslaught of winter flavors. Worth picking up if you see it.

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Photo of 40ontarget
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Heavenisbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a goblet.

A: Murky plum-burgundy; gorgeous coloring. A cm head off the pour, that's gone as quickly as it appears. Some spotty lacing.

S: Christmas in a glass. Spicy: cloves, cinnamon, candied sugar, molasses. Some dark fruits: prune, plum, and some banana from the Belgian yeast. Some veggie/yam notes pull through as well.

T: Cloves and maple up front, followed by Belgian candied sugars. I get a lot of spice and some heat from the alcohol. A banana center with some esters pulling through. Seems to be a lot more going on in the nose but the taste is still great.

M: A little spicy, with some boozy heat and a tickle from the light carbonation. Syrup in the kettle does not a syrupy mouthfeel make.

Pretty tasty, easy drinking beverage overall.

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Photo of MickeyMonk
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mikeynas
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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