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Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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3.78/5
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2,058 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:
#16,849
Reviews:
631
Ratings:
2,058
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very fall reddish brown color with a thin khaki head. Very cloudy, almost opaque in the glass.

S - As strange as it may sound my first thought was that it smelled like Tripel Karmeliet, a similar malty and herbal profile. As it warmed up a bit the yams came through along with some brown sugar. The 10.5% abv also makes itself known.

T - Molasses and yams are prevalent but not overwhelming. Some herbal flavors, some vanilla and maple syrup. Lots of subtle flavors co-mingling that work together nicely. Booze presence in the finish along with a slight tartness.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - A solid if not spectacular fall beer and a nice change of pace from the pumpkin ales. It was interesting to taste the different flavor the yams brought to the table as compared to pumpkin.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a light reddish brown. Almost no head. I'm noticing this with some of the Bruery beers. Not sure what's up with that, but I do like a bit of carbonation/head even with very strong brews (unless it's a stout, in which case I don't mind them completely black with only the slightest hint of bubbling murkiness. But I digress).

Smells like ... egads, insane yam smell. Taste brings some crazy spices. Cinnamon? Whoa, flavor explosion. This sucker tastes like it was poured straight from the fermenting vat into your mouth. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, considering the ABV and obvious amount of ingredients that went into it. I detected no maple syrup, though the beer was sweet.

**I just found some tasting notes on this that appear to be about a year old! In any event, repeated bottles demonstrated that the lack of carbonation was an endemic problem. Even on-tap, only mild carbonation, but really flat out of bottle. Will update review/scores.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled april 10/2010 as part of our giant bruery tasting. Viggo and ritzkiss provided the brews, so thanks to eric and eric!

750ml bottle.

pours hazy red-brown with a big fluffy light tan head. the head drops fairly fast but leaves plenty of lace behind as it falls.

aroma is neat. funky and spicy. cinnamon and clove. bit of horse blanket. leather. nutmeg. white bread. bit of spicy rye bread character too. cracker.

taste is good. whole wheat bread and biscuit. bit of caraway rye. nutmeg. clove and cinnamon, but faint and very well integrated. bit of vanilla. hints of leather and horse blanket. light caramel and butterscotch.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. the spice and funk is well balanced and mixes well against the base beer. i'm generally not fond of spiced brews, but rather enjoyed this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 vintage. Enjoyed with Thanksgiving dinner 2010.

750 ml bottle served cool into a goblet.

Autumn Maple is a redish orange amber color with a slight haze. The head is thick at first but doesn't linger long. Minimal lace is left behind.

Aroma is sweet and spicy with more than a hint of alcohol. The spices are most intense but none are immediately distinguishable. I get muddled cinnamon and clove, maybe some alspice.

Flavor is big too but, again, a lot of flavors integrated together. There seems to be a yam in there somewhere but the spices seem to dominate. The balance is good with not too much sweetness considering the maple/yam combination.

Mouthfeel is medium-full in body and low in carbonation. The alcohol is definately present and falls just shy of being "hot" even though it has cellared for over a year.

Overall a pretty good beer considering what they were going for. I know the Bruery goes big but the spice notes almost get in the way of enjoying this beer.

As far as a pairing with Thanksgiving, it was a very good call. It was especially good with the baked sweet potatoes.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Yam ale. Very nice balance, with a lot of flavor. Notes of yam, candied pecan, cinnamon, ginger and all spice. Very simple nose, with sweet malt. Autumn colored ale, with a long lasting head. Interesting, well balanced flavor. Sweet, strong. Pretty nice.

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