1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 128
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable.

(Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 09-09-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spicyvelveetas
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

spicyvelveetas, Thursday at 04:22 PM
Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hairrrrrrrr, Monday at 08:02 PM
Photo of JMScowcroft
4/5  rDev +8.4%

JMScowcroft, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Bradmo
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Bradmo, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of 603to843
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

603to843, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of lou50rp
4/5  rDev +8.4%

lou50rp, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

waiting4lunch, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

mlefebvre7, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of mpalestino
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

mpalestino, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ryanjtravis
4/5  rDev +8.4%

ryanjtravis, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BostonPhilly, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Patlee3324
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%

Patlee3324, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kdivers, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of CJRubes
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

CJRubes, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darker shade of orangey chestnut brown in color. Forms a very large off-white colored head that slowly reduces to a thick surface coating. Moderate lacing. Aroma is rye malts, piney hops, and a slight metallic quality. Taste begins with a good dose of toasty caramel malts along with a mild sweetness. A blend of woodsy and piney hops and a fairly appreciable rye spiciness. Full bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness.
A nice beer. Very autumnal. Appreciate that, while this is a full flavored beer, the oak aging and spices aren't overdone.

Florida9, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +8.4%

ChrisinRI, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of dgherm
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

dgherm, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jeff_Benson, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Stephenkdunphe
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%

Stephenkdunphe, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Trashcat, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of fastestmanalive
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

fastestmanalive, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of illpass78
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%

12 oz. can poured into a Libby craft glass.

Appearance: Pours a muddy, murky reddish brown with a big cream head that sits around forever. Carbonation heavy. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Rye, pepper, peppercorn, caramel, malts, toast, herbaceousness.

Taste: Pepper and rye bread dominate the flavor. I like it. Nice dry, peppery punch in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Good autumnal depth. Not heavy, not light.

Overall: This is a really nice rye ale from a dependable Maine brewer. Autumn seasonals are full of browns, marzens and pumpkins and it's nice to see a slightly spicy rye in the mix for a change of pace. Good stuff.

illpass78, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of tb4475
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

tb4475, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of mrob22278
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

mrob22278, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of sdm
3.8/5  rDev +3%

sdm, Sep 05, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.