100% Brett Autumn Maple | The Bruery

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118 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
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
58
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 41
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%

Photo of jayhoppin
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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