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The Bruery 100% Brett Autumn Maple

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big, bold, spicy, oh so yammy and now fermented exclusively with Brettanomyces!
Stainless fermentation / storage.
Gold for Experimental Beer in the 2010 World Beer Cup
Please note that ratings here are only for bottles labeled specifically "Autumn Maple 100% Brett".


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
750mL thanks to Travlr and tastybeer. Pours a murky amber with no head formation. Yellow bubbles dance along a flat liquid. Nose is very sweet beet sugar, huge syrup. Taste is 100% wort. Just totally unfermented wort. Brown sugar and maple syrup explosion. No carbonation, no alcohol. So...yeah. A lot like Papier and Coton and well...a lot of other Bruery beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1841) - Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 Bottle. Pour is amber with a small off-white head, decent retention/lacing. Aroma is candied yams, maple, cured ham, pumpkin pie light brett. Flavor is maple, yam, pumpkin pie, overall quite sweet. Finish is slightly dry, palate is sticky, medium bodied, low carbonation. Definitely would benefit from aging.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy brown with a medium-small, bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is ham, pineapple and maple, brown sugar, light Brettanomyces, caramel and cookie malt, and fruit esters. Flavor is ham, pineapple, fruity esters, brown sugar, maple, sweet finish with light Brettanomyces and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Luke, thank younsir! Cloudy chestnut color, scant large bubble head. Aroma of slightly funky and peppery caramel. Taste is sweet potato pie, caramel, black pepper. Nice. The brett needs more time in this particular bottle, I’d like to lay a bottle down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, maple, leather, toffee, and apple. Flavor of maple syrup, honey, sweet potato, caramel, and light brett. Sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of maple, brown sugar, caramel and pumpkin and sweet potatoes. The beer smells about how I remember the regular Autumn Maple smelling, only a little bit sweeter. The flavor is different than the original. I get a light funk from the brett, which comes through a little bit leathery. I also get a lot of brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkins, yams and alcohol. I also get a little bit of dark fruit and cherries, though I don’t think any dark fruit is in the beer. There is also some maple and vanilla in the flavor, which is very nice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A beer I am glad I got to try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed amber color with a small off-white head. S: Quite fruity, which is really something I was not anticipating. It has a nice spiciness like you expect from Autumn Maple with particularly strong notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Plenty of bread with a nice graham cracker sweetness. Not much in terms of "funk" that you normally expect from Brettanomyces. T: The flavor is full of sweet malt, particularly toffee, with some of the graham cracker notes. A strong flavor of apples as well as a few other fruits. Big vanilla flavor with some nice spice notes, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: My only real complain here would be the carbonation. Otherwise quite nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. I liked this version of Autumn Maple better than the normal version. It was less sweet and the earthy yam flavor seemed more pronounced to me. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle sharing during AZRBWG. Pour is hazy burnt caramel with a white head. Aroma shows notes of belgian waffles, yam, pineapple, nutmeg, maple, vanilla, and a good dose of funk. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of oak, molasses, and some underlying vegetal character.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bruery autumn maple with Brett. 750ml bottle... Pours a hazy caramel toffee brown with a thin soapy white head... Pumpkin, brett and pineapple upfront, obviously bretted out with an earthy finish... Semi-tart yet sweet bretted pineapple notes with coinciding sweet maple notes. Nice flavor but carbonation is close to null with a medium body. Much needed carbonation is absent and was needed. 8/4/7/3/13


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