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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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy ruby copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apple skin, pear, toast, light caramel, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Poor aromas with overly estery notes and light malt presence. Taste of caramel, toast, smoked meat, brown bread, brown sugar, maple syrup, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, smoke, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark malt, smoke, and maple syrup flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall, other than the horrible aromas, this was a very solid smoked amber ale. Well balanced dark/bready malt, smoke, and maple syrup flavors; and very smooth to sip on. This was quite enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Dark amber; clear, sudsy lacing

SMELL: Smoke, earth, maple, caramel, biscuity, spicy, fruity alcohol

TASTE: Bready, smooth, smoke, mild ash, maple, spicy hop, balanced bitterness, charred raisins, mango, treacle, bread crust, hay; smoky, drying finish

A whole lot going on in this bottle. Controlled chaos comes to mind, extreme but quite drinkable. A true American beer, maybe the “Smoked Maple” can be an actual style one day. Hell yeah! Three Heads really has it going on—while the palate is pushing through, the balance of complexities is showcased.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this in the beer store and just couldn't pass it up.

A: Reddish brown, a slight off-white head that has almost no retention and no lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts, a hefty hit of smokiness that threatens to overwhelm the rest of the aroma. A slight nuttiness, but nothing discernible as maple.

T: Smoke on the tastebuds is much less prominent than I feared, but still quite noticeable. The beginning is malty, lots of nutty, maple flavor. The smoke comes along with the bitter hop finish which stops the sweetness that is so prominent in the beginning. The finish is remarkably dry.

M: Moderate body, a decent amount of carbonation, and slightly sticky at the back of the throat.

O: A nice beer, not one that I would drink all the time, but chocked full of good, fall flavors. The smoke, maple and hops all play together better than I would have expected, and the beer is remarkably well balanced. Worth checking out for sure, but only if you like smoked brews.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No freshness date, but this bottle is almost certainly older than it should be ideally.

A: Deep murky red-brown. Towering rocky head has a sandy reddish hue. Lacing is sticky and plentiful.

S: Campfire and smoke wrapped around lots of caramel and sweetness. Some toast. Earthy and leafy hops.

T: Sweet maple syrup, caramel, toast and grain. Berry-like fruitiness. A thick layer of smoke lays itself out on top of the maple sweetness and stops it just shy of being cloying. Spicy and earthy/leafy hops pick up toward the end. Hops, smoke, bready malt, and maple syrup all mingle in the long finish.

M: Medium bodied. A little syrupy and sticky. Aggressive carbonation makes it a bit foamy.

O: The initial shock of the maple sweetness was a little tough, but thankfully the smoke and hops step in just in time to put a damper on it. The combination of maple and smoke actually works quite well, once the palate settles in. Still could stand to be a little more cohesive, but on the whole not a bad drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear amber, with gold tinges. One inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like caramel, brown sugar, and smoke, can't really pull out any maple aromas on the nose.

The taste is similar. There is a nice earthy maple sweetness, with some caramel, toasted bread, and dry smokiness. Some mild hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, sweet and sticky but smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

An interesting concept that is mostly successful.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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