Friday, November 30, 2012

Hopped and Bothered; The Bruery Autumn Maple

The Bruery -- Autumn Maple
Alcohol content 10%. I picked this up when it was first released, maybe a month or two ago. It is a thick pour, with a cloudy alabaster white head. The scent is strong and smoky, but not much of the 17 pounds of yams reported to be brewed with each individual barrel. I taste maple syrup and a lot of burnt yams on the first sip. Very heated from the alcohol. The backbone is brown sugar and a hint of roast, akin to a pumpkin pie. A very buttery taste with a Belgian kick. The finish is quite dry, almost too dry.

Buy if: you can find it. I imagine it isn't on the shelf anymore.

Overall: a strong Belgian, though it tastes quite similar to the Dogfish Head pumpkin brew. Unique if a tad down in the finish.

3 out of 5.

--Nick

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