100% Brett Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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100% Brett Autumn Maple100% Brett Autumn Maple
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:
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Added by DovaliHops on 09-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from IP with WomanCan'tSail. Lovely, complex brew. Yet one cannot drink too much of it. Dark colour with lots of thick lace. Smoke, wild boar in the aroma. The taste is sweet and rich, with molasses and some cherry and smoke. Weird, and lets try some beercycles of it.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, fruits, and Brett. Taste is much the same with fruity and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors from the Brett.

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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 t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of oline73
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. I tried this with the regular version and the barrel fermented.

Appearance: A bit darker than the barrel fermented version with a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Tart and sweet with some brown sugar, yams, and alcohol warmth.

Taste: Funky but definitely not sour. Brown sugar with a slight bitterness in the finish. I can pick up the yams, but the brett is the most interesting part of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a nice beer. Very interesting to see how the brett changes the beer. Better than the barrel fermented version, I would have this one again.

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Photo of brentk56
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy auburn color with a bubbly cap created by a hard pour rather than the carbonation; a bit leggy, but no real lacing action

Smell: Yams, maple syrup, brown sugar, allspice and cinnamon

Taste: Tastes like yams sprinkled with brown sugar and drizzled with maple syrup; the allspice and cinnamon develop in the middle; the brett adds a hint of mushroomy funk in the finish but if it wasn't on the label, I wouldn't have noticed

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: An interesting experiment that clearly didn't work out; the Brett just didn't do its thing on this beer; not bad if you can keep from being disappointed by the lack of Brett character

Thanks, Doodler, for the opportunity

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mothman
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beige head. Color is a hazed golden autumn orange.

Aroma: Spices and yams. Caramel, toffee, and bready malts. Pumpkin spice. Okay.

Taste: The brett funk shows, but it is really yammy. A lot of spices. Bready, caramel, and toffee malts again. A whole mess of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and dry. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, it's a yam beer. I don't like it, but I don't hate it. Not something I'd get excited for.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared the other night with Amyliz4. Served in a Bruery tulip and reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderately-dark copper-brown color with a short head and no real lacing. A bit of a collar. The nose is fairly similar to regular Autumn Maple with a bit of yam and spice, but with a little bit of extra fruitiness. Light tropical notes and a touch of citrus. The Brett plays a role, though not a huge one. The body is slightly drier than the normal version and it's not quite as sweet. Good take on the beer and I'd have to say that I prefer this variation over the regular as well as over the bourbon and barrel-fermented versions.

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

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 drewone
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of womencantsail
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed amber color with a small off-white head.

S: Quite fruity, which is really something I was not anticipating. It has a nice spiciness like you expect from Autumn Maple with particularly strong notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Plenty of bread with a nice graham cracker sweetness. Not much in terms of "funk" that you normally expect from Brettanomyces.

T: The flavor is full of sweet malt, particularly toffee, with some of the graham cracker notes. A strong flavor of apples as well as a few other fruits. Big vanilla flavor with some nice spice notes, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: My only real complain here would be the carbonation. Otherwise quite nice.

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Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

Mixing a sweet and spiced drink with the relative wild card of Brett? I'm down if you are. This stuff pours a lightly hazy sunrise auburn topped by a short finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, caramel, light biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and a touch of funky fruit in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with the usual sweet and spicy Autumn Maple goodness up front and the new orange-y fruit of the Brett bringing up the rear, along with a tiny hint of cedar. The body is a solid medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly slick feel. Overall, an interesting take on Autumn Maple, one that shows that Brett use doesn't immediately equate to high levels of funk and whatnot. I still prefer the usual version, but I enjoyed this one nonetheless.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep reddish copper with a stingy off white head that even a vigorous pour could not bring up to size. Wow that is an odd aroma. Nutmeg crusted french fries smothered in ketchup is what I get initially. There's some dark fruits deep inside but the ketchup chips won't leave my nostrils. I'm pleased to say that no fries remained in the flavor, but I'm also obliged to say how lackluster the flavor is. There's a nice sweet malty caramel and maple flavor up front but that only lasts for a second before the palette is assaulted with spices. This beer remains quite sweet but the spices destroy the flavor for me. Its like a sweet syrupy spice rack around Christmas time. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy mouthfeel. I have to say that the base beer is not my favorite, but the 100% brett doesn't help it for me either. The bourbon version is tolerable, but I just don't get this beer.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of drabmuh
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Bruery tulip. I love the Bruery but not this beer. Huge miss for me.

Beer is borwn, hazy, dark, with a thin tan head, low retention, low carbonation, had to really work to get a head on this guy. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, maple, lots of malt syrup. Minimal yeast character.

I thought this was a brett beer? Why is the gravity so damn high? It is like chewing on a stick from a sugar maple. Sweet, syrup, heavy, boozy, nope, not a repeat for me.

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100% Brett Autumn Maple from The Bruery
3.68 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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