Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber
Three Heads Brewing

Bromigo Smoked Maple AmberBromigo Smoked Maple Amber
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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #699
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,182
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.93%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
151
From:
Three Heads Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Bromigo Smoked Maple AmberBromigo Smoked Maple Amber
Notes: Sometimes things go together so well, one wonders what life was like before it - like peanut butter and jelly, hippies and patchouli. With that in mind, we at the 3HB lab have created the Bromigo, bringing together smoked malts and maple syrup, amber ale and spicy hops, bold flavor and a sweet finish. It just goes together like Bro and Amigo. Enjoy friend!
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Reviews by whatthehull:
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whatthehull from California

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip

A - Blood orange, no finger off white head and no lacing

S - Smokey maple fat, huge bready malts and yeast, floral notes, some fruity hops, tons of earth and more malts!

T - Definitely your hugely malted amber up front, maple kicks in, then a smokey note, more malts, very sweet bready yeast, floral and slight fruity hops, grainy, lots of wood and earth

M - Medium to Medium plus body, ok balance, not much complexity, low acidity and a long smokey, yeasty malty sweet finish

D/O - Much more drinkable than I imagine. When I think smokey, I think scotch, Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Paradox. It is just a huge malted amber with a smokey maple syrup back bone. Worth a try, I would not think this would be on someones "list" beers

Final Thoughts - Not sure the price, decent almost 7% abv. Worth a try, very drinkable

Apr 29, 2012
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rather not too drinkable. Smokey wood taste, and its a nice aroma. Golden bodied with lots of lace. Sour finish and aftertaste does not go over well. Maple syrup got on this 49 most disturbing edible list, and a similar argument can be made for beer ingredients.

Feb 26, 2012
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ppoitras from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Wine Nation, Millbury, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint, skim of a light tan head over the totally cloudy reddish brown brew. Only left with a swirl and some bubbles around the rim, albeit with long-lasting lace. Aroma is sweet with a wisp of smoke.

Taste starts with a grainy sweet, citrus in the middle, some smoke and something maybe maple towards the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is alright. Not all I was hoping for.

Mar 22, 2012
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest head but it leaves a blanket of lace after each sip. The color of the brew is brown. Light passes and the beer appears to be clear.

No maple smells. Quite earthy to the nose, it must be the smoke which is like charred wood.

Starts off as a dry malt but soon the smoke kicks in. There's some hop presence but the tale here is the dry smoky flavors. The aftertaste is brief but it reminds me of the effects of cigars. The body is predictably neutral with a low carbonation.

Nov 06, 2011
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kbnooshay from New York

3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark and cloudy brown orange color. By the time I put down the bottle after the pour there was no head(and I thought I poured it vigorously). Smells like maple sugar candy with a hint of malt cereal. So for the taste. Smoke beers usually gross me out but I am usually fine with a subtle amount. Unlike in the aroma where no smoke was detected, the taste is pretty smokey! The sweet maple flavor is kinda overpowered. There is a nice balance between bitterness and malt. This is certainly unique but it could use the slightest maple flavor boost. Alcohol is well hidden for 7%. While there is a good amount of carbonation, it is dialed back a bit by the otherwise sticky and slick feel.

Oct 18, 2011
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Slight smokeyness, some caramel

T: Follows the nose, oaky smoke, a little bacon & dryness as well, metallic hops lurk beneath the surface. Dryness, edgier smokeyness a touch of maple syrup sweetness, a little bit of boozeyness as this warms. Finishes with Maple sweetness, smokeyness balancing it out a bit, dryness as well, & a little herbal hoppyness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

The smokeyness works for me, not the best beer of this ilk, but worth a go. Drinks alright

Oct 29, 2014
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a smaller chalice: appears amber, murky, dense looking; head is off white with a 1/4 inch deep head that dissipates to nothing with no lacing.

Smell is moderate caramel malt, some toast, light smokiness and earthiness. No maple.

Taste is a little neutral for a beer leading with fairly potentially prominent flavors: minor malt character, hints of caramel/toast, light smokiness with maybe oak qualities. No maple syrup notes.

Mouthfeel is a little astringent, harsh, sharp on the tongue. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a beer that needs to grab hold of a specific flavor or quality, malts are subdued and smokiness is light with no maple character.

Mar 08, 2017
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rydev24 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jan 01, 2014
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dtx00 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Oct 22, 2012
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RocPorterFanatic from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a burnt orange/reddish brown with thick creamy head. Smell is lightly citrus with a hint of smoke. Flavor is very complex. Strong malty backbone with some bacony notes coming in, all under a veil of maple sweetness, and black pepper finish. Very enjoyable. Another hit from the guys at 3 Heads.

Oct 08, 2011
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

The pour here is rather foamy but eventually settles into a deep clear amber, with a couple fingers of off-white head. This maintains at about a sudsy ½ finger or so, leaving big patchy lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma definitely smells smoky, with an underlying array of green citrus, sweet malts, and even a bit of sugary sap along the back. The smoke mostly dominates this though.

The taste is sweet malt and bitter citrus, with yes, a bit more of that sugar maple syrup note that I picked up in the nose. Smoke fills out the back of the profile and isn’t quite as strong as it was in the aroma, as the hops leave this dry and bitter on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm prickly feel that blows up along the back of the throat. This is a bit too lively in the mouth which doesn’t surprise considering the foaminess of the original pour.

The flavors were there I guess but this just didn’t come off as a very interesting beer. Those hops mostly controlled this, at least in the taste, and probably helped contribute to the relatively flat green feel that seemed to really keep this from opening up on the palate. This isn’t bad but not terribly memorable either.

Mar 30, 2012
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timmy2b from New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Oct 13, 2014
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this brewery on a recent trip to NY so when I saw their beer locally I pounced. Pours a deep copper color that borders on light brown with a decent fluffy white head that displays great retention and lace. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, hints of chocolate maple and smoke. Smells more brown ale than amber, but that's ok with me. Taste is smokey phenolic up front, light chocolate and maple midway, long lingering mineral water and smokey phenols in the finish. Medium body and level of carbonation with a slick creamy almost syrupy mouthfeel. This one is not bad, but really nothing spectacular. Flavorful but a bit one dimensional.

Nov 16, 2011
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wac9 from Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

i didnt know what to expect but it didnt taste smoked or maple wasnt ery good

Feb 08, 2016
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Duhast500 from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a clear amber with a finger and a half of brownish foamy head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is malty with some slight maple aroma in the nose and some interesting sweetness that makes me wanting to move forward to the first sip.

The taste is has a nice smoky flavor that comes out in the first sip. There is some maples flavor there as well and reminds me slightly of a London porter. There is some nice dark malt-like flavor that is a little charred-dough with some sweet maple and the smallest amount of bitterness toward the end.

The feel of this beer is bigger then i had first anticipated. There is a nice complex flavor here that is interesting and helps amber ales shine a bit in my mind. This is certainly a beer that is early in the day big beer and something that could be something to have even at breakfast with an omelet or some eggs.

Nov 19, 2011
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Hojaminbag from Colorado

3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bromigo's body is a slightly cloudy, dark red at its core, with orange edges. The tan head is fairly thin, with a soapy look to it that promises lacing even if there isn't very much retention.

Bromigo has a fairly good nose, with notes of maple, smoke, toasted malt, nuttiness and a little bit of sweet malt.

Bromigo leads off with something I didn't really pick up in the nose at all: hops, which come in the form of earthy and spicy flavors with a good bite of bitterness. The smoke and peat flavors, which come next, are much more noticeable in the flavor than they were in the nose. There is a little bit of toasted malt, and maybe some caramel malt, but overall the malt profile seems kind of light and clean, which lets the other aspects shine through a little bit more. There is a little bit of maple here, but not a lot. Mostly, I think the maple provides some sweetness.

The body has a very creamy feel to it, which is quite pleasant.

There is a lot going on in this one, and the lasting impression on the palate seems to be smoke. This is another solid beer from Three Heads.

Oct 26, 2011
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had an amber color and a slightly hazy texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Very good lacing.

S: As expected, the smokiness dominated the aroma, with a hint of hops coming through.

T: Like the aroma, the flavor had a big shot of smokiness, along with a little hops, malt, and caramel. The advertised maple was there, but was a little muted. The smoke is quite pervasive, but not necessarily bad. Reminds me a little of Aecht's beers.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: How much you like Bromigo is directly proportional to your tolerance of smoked brews. I like it, but to a certain degree. It can be overwhelming.

Nov 22, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Nov 18, 2012
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Hoagie1973 from New York

2/5  rDev -44.3%

Nov 18, 2011
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mjtiernan from New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Nov 15, 2011
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chefduff2 from New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Sep 25, 2012
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DmanGTR from New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Jan 31, 2013
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Brenden from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice deep, bronzed sort of orange-red with a rusty sort of look to it. The head isn't tall but it's full and creamy and it doesn't move from where it sits at half a finger for the entire session. It leaves lots of creamy lacing, too.
The nose is giving me the smoke, and it's pretty good. IT's accompanied by a light note of soft wood, maybe a hint of a drier sort of seasoning, and just a touch of balancing sweetness. A little more strength in all respects would serve it well, but it works nicely.
Smoke is the key in the flavor, and it builds in the sip rather than exponentially sip by sip so that it never gets harsh or adds any astringency. There is a hint of charred woods at the very end of the sip about halfway through, kept nicely in check. Maple comes out a little more into the finish, only uniquely distinguishable for a few brief moments or it would seem more like caramel. A light woody bitterness and some leaf contribute to the middle and finish to round it out well.
It's smooth and creamy but has a steady soft crispness as well in its medium body, though it just slightly falls off at the end of the sip.

Oct 18, 2014
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tclapper from Maine

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Nov 17, 2011
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dhmxray from New York

4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 08, 2016
Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 151 ratings