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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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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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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1.89/5  rDev -53%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a hazy reddish copper, moderate visible carbonation and a thin off-white head.

S: This smells like a glass of vinegar before I even get it all the way to my nose. Not good.

T: Yup…that confirms it. A glass of acetic vinegary awfulness.

O: This was a drain pour. As was the second bottle I opened. This review was quite delayed in posting - I opened the bottle as soon as I was back in town after the Bruery sent the email about concerns with this particular batch. It had been refrigerated since I received it.

Still, I will update this review after they (hopefully) get the issues sorted out for next years batch.

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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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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2.24/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 9/20/13. Served in my shiny new Phish snifter (my wife the the absolute best!).

Pours opaque chestnut muddy brown with a full frothy finger of cream colored head.

Smells straight up sour. Barrel funk, lime and vinegar.

At least some of the base beer comes through in the taste but this is infected. Overbearingly sour lemon and vinegar. Way back behind a curtain of sour I get a little spice, bourbon and sweet potato- so there's at least trace evidence that this was supposed to be sometimg other than a soured mess. Bad.

Medium light body with decent carbonation. Lemon and a tiny hint of sweet potato soufflé in the finish.

Perhaps I shouldn't review a beer that I'm pretty sure is infected but I have no moral qualms over this negatively affecting the score. I pay way too much on the bottles, let alone shipping them accross the country to put up with this. So avoid this, at least the 2013 batch. Not worth buying, trading or shipping even if you think you're curious.

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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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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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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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