kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Bruery. Think Autumn Maple with vanilla. Seems sweeter than the regular Autumn Maple. The Autumn Maple with Pine Cones beats this as far as variants of the original.
brokensail (12741) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a dark brown/amber color with a rather impressive khaki colored head.
S: A wonderfully spicy aroma, tons of pie spices. A surprising amount of yam character, which I don’t get in the regular version. Some nice sweet vanilla notes as well.
T: Great yam flavor with some starchiness to the beer. It’s surprising how much more up-front these tubers are in this variation. Nice sweet vanilla, but fairly subtle, and plenty of pie spices.
M: Medium bodied with a low but very smooth and enjoyable carbonation.
D: I wish that regular Autumn Maple tasted like this. A really great twist on this already good beer.