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100% Barrel Fermented Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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100% Barrel Fermented Autumn Maple100% Barrel Fermented Autumn Maple

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 08-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown appearance like the base beer with some lighter fall colors (yellow, orange) thrown in there. Off white, almost beige head 1/3". Aroma was yammy, brett like. Relatively clean.

Much better than the base version, this one has a small tinge of oak funk, earthen brett like notes. Of course there is still all the Thanksgiving base flavors from the yams and spice rack. A little viscous mouthfeel. Spices abundant. Carbonation keeps it lively and the fermentation, it is still viscous but doesn't sit as heavy of a mouthfeel.

Its a unique and interesting beer, but as for as my Tgiving beer, I'd prefer a headless heron from CW.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Since nobody has rated this in 2 years, I might as well.

Look: Dark amber, slightly cloudy without much head at all, nice lacing though.
Smell: Bright fruit and dark spices. It smells like a Bruery sour with an interesting "holidayness" to it.
Taste: This is where it gets interesting. Bright orange zest, light oaky funk, the spices shine through a bit giving it a very unique taste. I've never quite had something like this before.
Feel: At 10% you would expect some viscosity, and while it's not as thick as traditional Autumn Maple, it still has a bit of mouthfeel. Even though it has a slight viscosity, the sour kinda washes it out making it a bit more refreshing than normal.
Overall: This is a unique beer to say the least. I really enjoy regular Autumn Maple, so my rating may be a bit higher than others. It tastes like a lemon pie and a pumpkin pie had a delicious baby, that's the only way I can think of describing it.

To be fair, it gets you drunk quickly since it doesn't taste like it's 10%.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brett has really come to the forefront on this one. Very much like regular Autumn Maple, but with a unique brett twist. Spicy, fruity and funky. I kinda like it.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 11.22.12

A - Pours a cloudy carmel brown with a few tan bubbles that fade quickly.

S - Tart, spices, oaky, maple sweetness.

T - Tart oakiness, then autumn spices and the some subtle maple sweetness.

D - Lighter body and lower carbonation.

O - Fall spices with a tart oaky presence. Great for Thanksgiving 2012.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of imbibehour
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel as part of a DC bottle share. Bottle brought by WorldWideStout, much thanks. Vintage 2010. From notes.

Reddish orange amber body, with a light tan color, kind of creamy off the pour, fairly solid.

Bouquet brings an almost vinous apple wine like character, mild brett, with some large apple butter qualities along with some mild nutmeg and squash.

Palate hits with playful and noticeable carbonation. Light funk. A real interesting toasty quality to this and charred squash. Mild sugar sweet and sour balance. Some other fruits seem to come out the sourness accents. Orange and tangerine fruit as well.

Overall pretty interesting, kind of a bit of fun drink I must admit.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Sixofsigmas
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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100% Barrel Fermented Autumn Maple from The Bruery
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