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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
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:
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 Gueuzedude
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled March 2012
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a one finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a rich, concentrated, but definitely amber color that shows an almost brilliantly clear, pale, cranberry-juice color with gold highlights when held up directly to the light. The aroma smells of cinnamon, brown sugar, graham crackers, sweet ginger, and an interesting fruity base that has touches of lemon, perhaps touches of melon, but really I can’t help but think of fresh out of the oven rich, red, brown sugar sweetened, sweet potatoes. There is a hint of medicinal character here, and perhaps some mustiness; the former is brought out by the spices, but like the latter, it is also likely here due to the Brettanomyces. The Brett character is fairly subtle in the nose overall though.

This has a nice prickly carbonation, which couples well with the light sweetness, and medium, somewhat viscous body. The spices contribute a bite to the finish that is a bit woody, and seems like nutmeg and perhaps a touch of allspice like character. There is a ginger bite to this beer as well, though this is not overly aggressive. The spices do somehow contribute an almost dusty (perhaps saw-dusty?), woody note in the flavor. There is a soft tartness to this beer, that while subtle, couples quite well with the sweetness. The sweetness here is brought out by the spices (cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg predominantly), but really reminds me of sweet potato pie; there is a sort of earthiness, not quite fruitiness. Ah, I just realized, some of the woody notes in the finish are contributed by the maple, which definitely contributes to the flavor here. A touch of Brettanomyces phenolics perhaps boost the woody notes and adds a touch of medicinal character and mustiness towards the finish; all in all though, I would be hard pressed to guess that this was 100% Brett fermented, there is that touch of tartness, but the funkiness is actually quite subtle. The malt character plays a pretty prominent role here, but there are so many other things going on that it is easy to over-look; flavors of brown-sugar coated sweet breads, graham crackers, English biscuit notes, and a chewy, whole grain character all are quite noticeable once you pay attention to them.

Quite tasty, despite the Brett character being quite subtle here, I am really enjoying this beer; I like the touch of tartness, and the subtle hint of funk that is brought to this “holiday-inspired” base beer. I also like that the spice character, while playing a prominent role here, does not overwhelm the other flavors.

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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 N17shelfside
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Crazydaddyo
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of champ103
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark nurky brown in color with dark orange highlights and a very thin head that hardly left any lacing sticking to the glass.

S: I was able to detect a lot of the elements from the base beer such as yams, spices such as cinnamon, all spice, brown sugar, maybe a little caramel, some booze, toffee but the bretty funk was muted in the aroma.

T: some nice yammy , cinnamon, caramel flavor upfront on the palate alongside some toffee, a little burnt sugar, sweet potatoe notes, booze presence but a touch of brett funk that did not really play a huge roll on the taste.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet ,yammy, spice, boozy, slightly funky, bready and frothy finish.

O: I thought it was just ok and honestly thought the brett would play a bigger role on the over characteristics of the beer.

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

Pours a dark mahogany-brown with a thin off-white ring and spotty patches of haze. Earthy aromas of brown sugar, sweet potato, cinnamon, and slightly funky Brettanomyces. The yam character is nicely emphasized, this is a very unique-smelling brew. Taste is similarly earthy and a bit funky, with more sweet potato, maple syrup, cinnamon, and Brett. Again, the Brett really spotlights the yam, making it the true star of this beer. Very unique. Mouthfeel is crisp, with a medium body, dry finish, and good carbonation. Overall a very unusual, but well done, take on the Fall-style beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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