Monday, October 28, 2013

The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian-Style Brown Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s second featured beer is The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian-Style Brown Ale - Ale Brewed with Yams, Molasses, Maple Syrup and Spices. In trying to get EVERYTHING possibly Halloween related reviewed before the 31st of October I’m pushing this review ahead of a bunch of others.  This is the second review dropping tonight and if you haven’t noticed I am scheduling this second review for 10:31 pm.  GET IT?

From The Bruery website: “Brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!), this autumn seasonal is a different take on the “pumpkin” beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours cloudy reddish-brown with a thick eggshell colored head and chunks of lace on the glass.
Aroma: Yams, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, cloves, vanilla, slight maple syrup, Belgian yeast and malts.
Taste: Big yam flavor upfront followed by all of the above mentioned spices, Belgian yeast, sweet molasses and maple syrup and a solid malt backbone.
Overall: With a taste like sweet potato casserole (or pie), The Bruery Autumn Maple Belgian-Style Brown Ale is delicious.  I enjoyed this 10% ABV gem so much that I’ve already gone out and purchased another bottle.  I’m a big fan of The Bruery and would place this high on my list of fall seasonal beers.  Not only is this a great beer to sip on Halloween, but this is something I plan to have around for Thanksgiving. Not overly sweet, but certainly a treat!


Mark Harvey

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