Autumn Maple Barrel Aged | The Bruery

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299 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with Yams.
2013 release is infected.

Added by HopHead84 on 09-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
299
Reviews:
91
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
99
For Trade:
11
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3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.59/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Original review must have gotten lost on BA (sorry JLindros) so I pulled my last bottle from the cellar. 2013 bottle

A - Poured into a Duvel tulip a lighter chestnut brown with a nice one finger light brown head that fades to leave thin lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of cinnamon and allspice, very light vanilla and brown sugar. Next to no barrel notes.

T - Taste is very, very tart apple vinegar, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, sweet brown sugar. No barrel notes. Just tart green apples.

M - Mouthfeel is somewhat crisp, tart, lightly flemmy. Not really syrupy and certainly does not drink like it's ABV.

O - Overall I really wish I'd reviewed this back in 2014, when presumably it was still drinking good instead of like the infected mess this is now. A darn shame.

Serving Type: Bottle

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2.73/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.1/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

2013 bottle- sadly infected as expected.

Pours a beautiful mahogany with ruby clarity. Sitting atop is a finger of khaki head that fades quick leaving patchy lace.

Smell has some tang to it along with raw oak, earth and cinnamon. Fruity almost like cranberry. As it warms up, it smells kinda shitty with vegetal matter mixing with dirty diapers.

Taste is tart right upfront almost lemony with raw oak tannins feeling like im drinking a strong sour tea. Cinnamon bark in the finish then vegetal matter.

Light body and modestly carbonated. A trainwreck of a beer.

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2.78/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

L' Infected

Another party pooper but everyone was sort-of expecting it. Looks good on paper but it ended up just being sour all over. The bottles when they were fresh were supposed to be really nice but so far, it seems, all the held on to bottles went bad.

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Opened a bottle, it was infected.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
4.02 out of 5 based on 299 ratings.
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