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
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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

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Photo of Brenden
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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2.08/5  rDev -42.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of KathyG
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Bierman9
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Gift 22oz bomber from "Bro" Artied2.... Found no freshness/bottling info on the label or bottle. Poured into a Sammy perfect pint glass.

Poured slowly and it still foams up big-time, like a Hefeweizen would. The bier itself is a clear, medium copper color, and the carbo is plentiful and incessant. The head is a billowy, fluffy mound of tan foam. It sat at about 3 solid inches before slowly ebbing back, with nice stick left behind. The maple syrup is easily detected in the aroma along with some subtle smoked malts. The bier is fairly smooth on the tongue, but it's a smidge thinner than medium, body-wise.

Taste leads off with the same smoky/maple combo found in the nose. It has some decent sweetness, with caramel present along with a dollop of butterscotch. It also has a hint of nuttyness, reminding me of almonds or marzipan. Late in the game I detect a bit of florality, though less than 54 IBUs would suggest. Though it had little to no complexity, it was still a fairly tasty offering. Prosit!

3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of farrago
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Plainspoken head, about a finger in height, deep tan, mostly uniform surface, average retention, same for the lacing, broad strokes, sticks for a bit and then slides into oblivion. The light filminess helps it catch light inside the glass, as brown as red in the amber color, fades to a metallic yellow at the edges, a few bubbles to be seen here and there. The nose has a liquid smoke additive aspect to it, softened some by the maple notes, bready, touch of apricot to red cherry fruit, the cocoa and powdered chocolate linger longest, has a mild forest earthiness, nothing major, overall comes across as muddled. Full-bodied, not a great amount of carbonation, fluffs up the attack then falls flat. The smokiness tends to cover most all else, surviving best is the maple and the semi-poached apricot, peach, plum fruit flavors. No real hoppiness. Even the cocoa, chocolate maltiness is truncated. Except for a metallic earthiness there’s not much left by the finish. Except for that peaty smokiness. Plenty of that to had, however, it gets boring after awhile.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of mick303
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle. Poured into tulip, gave an initial head but faded rather quickly, might have been some residue. The beer itself is a dark ruby amber, light brown. Some whispy lacing.

S - maple is pronounced, as are light smoky oaky aromas, peaty, and campfire aromas, slightly sweet maple aromas, very much a cabiny feel to it. some vegetal citrusy notes. Raisin, brown sugar.

T - smoky bacon, maple wood with a syrupy edge, pale malt with a smoky lightness to it. Some lemony citrus, bread, peaty and woody, also some nuttiness (almond). The finish gets quite smoky and dry. Maple is allround a subtle compliment, not too overbearing, there is a smooth bitterness allround, quite earthy.

M - a little sweet and syrupy initially, smooth light carbonation, a little on the dessert side. A good smooth sipper, body is moderate, with a noticeable barleywine styled body, sweet candied raisins and brown sugar start to develop.

An interesting combination. Smoke and maple combine pretty well, the beer itself could do with a bit less candied dark fruit but the complexity is not too bad. A tasty beer, a bit of a novelty, a bit syrupy in the body to really be easy drinking and really outstanding, but a beer I would have again nonetheless.

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Photo of Myount85
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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