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100% Brett Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
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119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DovaliHops on 09-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
119
pDev:
15.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
58
Trade:
3
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Photo of Lucnifter
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.44/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Damn I hate this beer.

Opens up and pours autumn/rust colors in a ruddy way with 1/4" light brown head. Aroma isn't bad, has that Thanksgiving holiday season kind of vibe for it, brett isn't noticeable, but the alcohol is.

Holy shit, how is this so bitter and alcoholic? The aftertaste just keeps getting worse mouth feel wise. I guess that is yams I taste, I do not like. The bretted version just seems to be more bitter. Not brett affected taste wise. Overly syrupy and sticky. Some brown sugar. Caramel around the end. Just kind of a failure as a brett beer, and then the base wasn't much to sneeze at either. Pass. One of the worst beers ever from the Bruery.

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Photo of Klourie
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brotherloco
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Treyliff
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2011, 750ml bottle, poured into oversized wine glass

A- pours a deep reddish-brown color with some rust color around the edges. Small fizzy white head quickly reduces completely, leaving nothing behind

S- aroma of stewed cinnamon apples with brown sugar, ripe pear, ketchup, molasses & apple cider. There is a big vegetal aroma that kicks in near the finish, perhaps from the addition of the yams, along with some booze, dried leaves & fig. The aroma is quite complex, it's just all over the map with no rhyme or reason

T- sweet and malty up front with notes of molasses, brown sugar and caramel. Fruity notes of baked apples and pears kick in, followed by vegetal yam flavors, hickory smoke & BBQ sauce. As it nears the finish, a sour apple tartness kicks in before eventually finishing dry with a linger of yeast & dark fruit

M- medium-viscous body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth, slightly warming finish

O- this one was just all over the place. It's actually pretty good, I just can't figure out what the goal was here. I've never had such a variety of aromas/flavors from a beer. Worth a try, but I prefer regular AM to this one

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of bigcountry81
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ThreeLions
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

10% ABV 750ml bottle split with JLindros and Rudzud.

A: Pours into a Treehouse tulip a reddish brown, dark rusty hue with a minimal but head that dissipates quickly. Limited legs, no lacing.

S: Very odd smell on this one. Notes of ketchup, apples and bbq sauce. Very smoky molasses like. Not even a hint of funk from the brett.

T: At first the taste is fairly pleasant. Very nice apple, hickory, bbq like glaze followed by a just awful aftertaste. Very oddly bitter, slightly metallic, just off flavors that ruin an otherwise interesting and acceptable taste at the forefront.

M: Almost syrupy, very light carbonation.

O: This wasn't at all what I was expecting. When I see anything that says 100% Brett my eyes go wide but there wasn't really even a hint of Brett, unless you consider the extremely odd/off aftertaste. It's too bad too because this starts off really nice. Not at all the type of beer that I would want to drink again but was fun once. The lack of Brett/good Brett flavors combined with almost no carbonation and apple cider, molasses bbq sauce flavor would really hinder me from wanting to try this again. Definitely wouldn't purchase if given the opportunity.

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3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Membership split with rudzud and threelions.

very little fizzy head fades almost instantly, dark iced tea brown color, touch of lacing.

Nose is weird, sweet brown sugar, molasses, caramel, but soy sauce like bbq sauce thing, vegetal, vinegar, ketchup, decent Smokey aroma, some apple smoked apple.

Taste starts with some baking spices, more sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, etc. With more apple, smoked apple, bbq sauce, hint vinegar and Hint of ketchup. Into rich of smoke. Finish is bitter and icky, little soy sauce and bbq ketchup, touch of a mineral like metallic note. Sticky and little syrupy.

Mouth is med bod, little heavier bod, decent carb, little syrupy sticky.

Overall eh, not as bad as I expected, but still meh.

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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear darker than rust hue with a quarter inch head that faded to leave a creamy halo and light wisps.

S - Aromas of caramel, malt sweetness, spices, vanilla, vegetative notes. No brett, not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, molasses, apples, vegetative, caramel, an almost Bbq sauce. The more I drink it the less I like it, very poor aftertaste. Without the aftertaste this beer wasn't half bad.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit heavy and syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was not half bad, until I got to the aftertaste. A shame, still, a fun old beer to try.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Callmecoon
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 12.20.13

A - Pours a brown-caramel with a few large bubble that quickly fade away.

S - Caramel, vanilla, spices, raisins.

T - Spices first, then caramel and vanilla, maple and some Brett.

D - Lower carbonation with a pretty heavy body. Sweet with a slightly bitter finish.

O - Bretty played nice with the spices and sweetness.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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100% Brett Autumn Maple from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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