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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 Light brown body with thin frothy head. Sweet candy aroma, red fruit, and lots of spices, nutmeg, and allspice. Flavor is very sweet but light bodied. Maple is unnoticeable until it warms and then only slightly toward the finish. The yams come through a lot like pumpkin giving some fullness to an otherwise thin body. Slightly sticky finish. It’s kind of a mess with lots of sweetness but no real focus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (738) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Big bottle from Casanova in Hudson with commonmac. Light burgundy with fast fading white head and medium high sediment. Some sweet and yeast and brown sugar. Sugary, some yeast funk, then some tartness and spicy late. High alcohol taste which grows as it warms. Nice Belgian feel. Body is nice, some syrup. Didn?t have the typical fall spices, which was a refreshing change. Unique and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
scarletfire65 (1193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (155) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buukwurm (22) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EyeAmBaldman (442) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raoul_duke (212) - - OCT 18, 2015
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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (66) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2015
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.

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