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The Bruery 100% Brett Autumn Maple

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


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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".

aplus01's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Clear brown in color with almost no head. Aroma is dominated by Belgian yeast character (fruity/clove-y). Not perceiving any thing in the nose other than the "spicesí listed. Maybe maple sugar... The taste is also dominated by the yeast. Fruity and spicy with a bit of malt character to tone that down. Not my style but pretty good in my estimation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2016
750ml bottle. Poured a dark amber color with no head. Fruity, brett with a lighter funkiness, yams, caramel, and some spices. Flat and thin body and somewhat watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - bottle via trade. Brown pour with limited head. Aroma was yams, sweet maple and light brett. Taste was a nice mix of the flavors on aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bomber shared by Ryan - thanks! Sweet potato / yam aroma and taste. Pretty rich and delicious. Reddish golden color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8919) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2015
750 ml bottle sampled in 2011 from notes. Pours a deep amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, the typical spices found in most pumpkin beers (nutmeg, cinnamon), and sweet potato casserole. The flavor is strong caramel malts, maple syrup, with a hefty dose of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a high level of sweetness, but I expected it and it wasnít cloying. The Brett was not a big influence early, lightly funky, maybe more dry than the original, still sweet, yams and spices. Mouthfeel was medium-full and relatively smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is spice, maple, and dark fruits. Medium mouth with sweet potato, brown sugar, caramel and maple, odd but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large sample pour of murky dark amber. Nose is funk with some seasonal fall spices. Flavor holds to the yams and cinnamon but finishes with moderate tartness and malt. Light zest notes of Belgian yeast but fairly subdued in the back. Almost some apple notes in the finish also. Drinkable, somewhat enjoyable also. Held up over the years

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PartyFowle (954) - - NOV 27, 2014
Oof. I tried this beer fresh and couldnít pick up much Brett flavor at all, so I decided to set a couple bottles down to let the funk develop. All the bacteria seem to have done, however, is autolyzed. Thereís a ton of oxidized dark honey flavor mixed with teriyaki and Worcester. The sweet base flavors are still apparent -- maple, brown sugar, apple cider. Mild Belgian yeast character, nice and fruity. The base, as always, is nice, but buried under all the oxidized and autolyzed flavors. At this point, this beer would be good as a steak marinade, but not much else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9953) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"I was expecting a ton of bretty goodness in this one and was a little let down in that regard. a little of the original beer comes thorugh, mainly the yams, but itís not exactly exploding with barnyard goodness. a bit muddled, but still tasty...a little spice, yams, dry from the brett with a hint of sourness. good, but not worth the extra $."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy rust colored brown pour with a scattering of tan bubbles. Pie crust, spice, yam, and dry brett in the aroma. Taste is soggy, flavorless potatoes with mild, generic spice and watery brett. Disjointed mouthfeel. Man, this smelled really good and tasted so bad!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
In short: A lot of spices clashing with a dirty armpit-funk character and other off flavors. A mess of a beer.
How: Bottle 750ml shared pre-HF FoFA 2013 tasting.
The look: Cloudy dirty dark golden body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: The strange off-putting nose is spicy and with a dirty leathery funk character. No sign of maple or other here, just a puzzling blend of spices and sweaty funk. Mouthfeel is basic big Belgian ale, very full body and with a moderately lively carbonation. Taste improves a bit on the aroma but it is still not good. Medium to heavy sweet, a lot of spices (cinnamon and friends), overripe decaying apples, some caramel, leather, unsalted sweaty armpit, strange potatoes-like vegetable notes. Some strange unpleasant stuff developed in this, this was probably the wrong beer for all-brett fermentation. Another failed Bruery experiment. The fact that Jellyfishes have existed for over 500 millions of years with basically no brain should be considered an excellent news for Bruery Reserve Society members .

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