Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber | Three Heads Brewing

BA SCORE
82
good
150 Ratings
Bromigo Smoked Maple AmberBromigo Smoked Maple Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States
threeheadsbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by John on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of erlenmeyer
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of whatthehull
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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

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Photo of SirSketch
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers of light tan head the consistency of whipped cream. The color is dark amber, right on the edge of being brown.

S - Sweet, woody and toasted malt. Moderate smoke that is a bit fruity and blends perfectly with the malty aroma.

T - Like the nose, there is a great marriage of sweet, molasses-like malt and smoke flavor. However, the bitterness and hop presence is a bit too much for this beer. The darker malts and smoke lend enough bitterness and astringency by themselves to even out the sweetness, so this level of hopping is unnecessary.

M - Medium-light body and somewhat under-carbonated.

O - This is a great idea for a beer, and the aroma showcases this, but it could be made much better by toning back the hops and building a fuller, frothy mouthfeel.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of TCgoalie
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown hue with a massive offwhite head that lingers.
Once the head recedes, it becomes a nice lace above the beverage.

Lots of smoke in the nose with a hint of maple and...maybe plastic?

A hint of maple leads with a good deal of smokiness following. Some amber malts exist near the end with a mild grassy bitterness. I feel like I'm drinking juice made from grass that was too close to a camp fire.

There is a nice fullness to this brew with a subdued amount of carbonation. The appearance and mouthfeel are the best aspect of this beer.

The description alone was enough to try it...smoke maple amber. I can imagine a better take on this by another brewery but this is decent.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.17/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of liamt07
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 22oz into a tulip.

Amber/light brown with an offwhite head, slight yellow tinge to it. Big head, and a fantastic amount of retention. Light smoked wood notes on the nose, syrup and some maple notes but isn't too saccharine. Subtle charcoal and an odd fruitiness. Taste has the smoke again, but comes across too sharp and out of weird in character for my liking. Charcoal, rotten apple, sweet maple syrup as well but the burnt notes prevail (maybe some sort of burnt plastic?) Carbonation was a bit too high, body was medium and burnt notes into the finish. Unpleasant and a drainpour.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Sammy
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of RyanLigeia
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely cloudy hazy amber in color. Not much of a head on it but if it only had that then I'd say it was absolutely perfect. I love the color.
Smells like brown sugar and pecan pie. If thanksgiving breakfast had a smell it would be this.
Tastes sugary and nutty. Sweet but not artificial. Very easy to drink. Malty at first but the aftertaste lets some hops through.
Mouthfeel is perfect for the taste. Very low carbination, refreshing.
Overall this beer is way better than I thought itd be and Im glad I tried it!

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Neat bottle art. Cloudy copper with a big bubble white head. Bubbly retention breaks apart into the shape of an apostrophe.

Smells like smoke and fruity maple syrup.

Taste is, again, smoke and fruity maple syrup. I don't usually like the swampy/fruity taste of fermented honey or maple but the smoke helps balance it out. Smoke is evident from first sip to a lingering aftertaste but the strength of the smokiness was done with a well restrained hand. Some piney/spicy hops bob to the surface as it Bromigo warms. Juice-like mouthfeel I don't like.

I've been avoiding Three Heads since I tried an IPA by them that tasted like feet and duck weed at American Craft Beerfest but my girlfriend picked this up and I'm glad she did. Run on sentence.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Trxxpaxxs for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of cream-ecru foam. The nose comprises dry smoke (kinda beech-y), light maple syrup, light ham, and a kiss of honey. The taste brings a smoke that's a bit darker, a bit woodier, than before, but everything else remains the same. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice smoked beer, one that keeps the smoke as the centerpiece without overdoing it. Not bad at all.

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Bromigo Smoked Maple Amber from Three Heads Brewing
3.61 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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