commonmac (1066) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle purchased a few months back at Casanova in Hudson. Consumed with commonshawn in a Moeder Lambic. Aroma has strong Belgian notes...yeast, brown sugar, and a little funky fruit. Minimal quickly dissipating head. Murky copper brown with sediment presence. Mouthfeel is rather thin with substantial alcohol warmth. Little bit of sour fruit but predominantly Belgian sugars. At times I’m getting a mix of yams/sweet potatoes with pumpkin pie spices. Finish reminiscent of Belgian sour brown varieties. Nice way to end a Minneapolis autumn. Be careful with this Maple, she packs a punch.
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Haven’t rated a Bruery beer in a minute, and haven’t seen any at all since moving to Chicago. Aroma of spiced up mashed sweet potatoes. Tastes of maple, funky warm yeast, roasted yams, just sweet enough. ABV well hidden. Musty old sweet potato on the finish. Tastes cellared. Outstanding seasonal.
CObiased (335) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - pours a semi-cloudy copper brown with a straw colored head that completely dissipates. Unique aroma of maple, yams, earth, vanilla and s hint of booze. A mouthful is sweet and complex with bold yam flavor, maple, caramel, vanilla and alcohol.
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma hints at cinnamon and vanilla. Pours a deep, hazy reddish brown. Tastes sweet and rich. Mild bitterness with short smooth finish. The body is full and creamy with a quicly dissipating head. The carbonation enhances the feeling of creaminess.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the tasting room in Placentia, California. Hazy copper/orange beer with a decent beige/yellowish head. Fruity pumpkin aroma, spicy, caramel, fruity, some citrus. Fruity pumpkin flavor, citrus, vinous, grassy notes. Decent beer.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber to from the bottle with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet with yams on the nose. Taste is full of spice, sweet potatoes name for sour fruit. Not a bad offering.
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to long tulip
Earthy sweetness, I wouldn’t have picked yams, if I didn’t know. Lots of cinnamon, mace, and nutmeg; pepper comes through late and also a lot of yeast. Opaque amber with a thin off white head and some lazy carbonation. The taste is unique...quite peppery and somewhat sour, loads of pumpkin spices and a yeasty aftertaste. I get a syrupy sweetness, but not distinctly maple. This is fucking smooth for 10%. How the hell is this 10%. Absolutely no booziness.
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This smells just so wonderful. Belgian spice with maple syrup. Red orange appearance with little carbonation and head. A bit sweet on my tongue. It could use a bit more spice, but it is fun and different. Not sure if I would drink it again...
spokeydonkey (87) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark-amber ale with a thin white head and no lacing in the glass. Dark molasses flavors and rich malty sweetness. Starts off rich and sweet and fades to a little tartness and astringency in the finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3894) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.