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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Treated as a Belgian styled brown ale as The Bruery suggests. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy dark brown color with a slim layer of a foamy white head that surfaces and dissipates fairly nicely. Clingy lacing graces the glass adequately. The smell starts off with subtle Brown styled ale notes of rich lingering roasty nutty, caramel, toffee and toast. And then subtle spices of ginger and allspice. Maple does come with a sweetness to balance. The taste takes the previously mentioned flavors and really brings the sweetness of the maple to coat the spices in a semi-sweet sticky fashion. Maple enunciates the aftertaste and gives off a subtle sly sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs really light and the stickiness of the maple slaps my tongue with a big coating. Overall, hmmm...this was one of my whales, so my expectations were set really high. I mean, I did like it a lot, but not a top 10 beer of mine, wishing the stickiness was dropped a bit, maybe a little bit less maple and I would think this would be a top ten beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Very sweet beer. Lovely burgundy amber pour with a light beige head, no noticeable carbonation. The aroma is malty, earthy and nutty with toffee and caramel malts dominating the middle. Too sweet for my liking with prune and raisin notes, Dubbel esque yeast flavours and an underlying richness throughout. Smooth, rich and malty with a medium to heavy body, silky finish but still too much residual sweetness. Yams are lost to me but for the underlying earthy notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1613) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a cloudy brown with a thin antique lace head. Aroma is perfumy. Taste is sweet toasted malt, fruit, mostly sour cherries, and some noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (261) - Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Clear appearance. Amber in color. Thick, creamy off white head. Good lacing. Sugary notes. I smell butterscotch. Bananas. There are boozie notes. Slick texture. Medium bodied. Sweet. A little bit of tartness also.Peanut butter. Smooth finish. Strong banana flavor. Fizzy carbonation. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (727) - - OCT 10, 2015
Large Bottle, byob at under the moon. Yeast and yams are prevalent. Maple is nicely worked in. An Almost spicy aftertaste. Very nice. Tastes young. Very bitey. Needs to mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Amber body with a slight orange hue and a diffuse head. Sharp pink bubblegummy aroma reminiscent of the slice of gum that would come in a Topps baseball card pack dominates, thought it is occasionally joined by breezes of allspice and vanilla. The body is again primarily bubblegum, but with an ample dose of vanilla and some touches of allspice. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Very pumpkin flavored. Spices and brown sugar. Brown draft pour at fischmans. White head. Good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Very good maple flavor. Definite maple flavor. Malty, sweet and at 10% you can't go wrong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (621) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is lots of Belgian yeast, cinnamon, clove, overpowered though by yeast. Appearance is orange brown, light brown head. Taste is overwhelming Belgian yeast, clove, cinnamon, not getting maple or yams at all. Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation. Overall, I wish this was better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
I enjoyed this beer on a cold autumn night in Colorado, from a vantage point where I could practically hear falling leaves scraping against the window as they listlessly fell onto a fading suburban lawn. It’s a fine setting for this dark brew, and shortly after the pour I get a real sense of how appropos it is. THe aroma is packed with molasses, and seasoned with dark pepper and bay leaf. Overall, my impression is a scent that is both deep and sweetFascinating aroma. Lots of molasses and black pepper and all spice and even bay leaf. It’s a smell worth of competing with a slow cooker running through a deep autumn afternoon. And now we move to the body, thick and deep in palate and flavor. Sweet potato tang and sweetness appear here, borrowing some spice from the nose for a pungent, but deep, dulcet and satisfying flavor. Dark molasses provides that body and sweetness, mixing together well with all the other flavors. But do take cautious: this is immensely boozy. Let it age a season or two, or if you just prefer strength to finesse.

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