Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.
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3.1/5 rDev -15.3%
In a pint glass this beer was a hazy rust color with a small tan head. There was a little bit of lace.
It had a spicy malt aroma. There was a bit of citrus.
A lot of rye in the taste. Really a lot. It ended up being very spicy. There was a little bit of citrus, which tasted more of grapefruit than anything else.
This was way too sharp for me. I think a little bit of rye goes a long way, and this was a bit over the top.
10-24-2012 20:57:19 | More by lordofthewiens
3.91/5 rDev +6.8%
Over all this is a very good beer although I felt the pine like flavor from the hops was a bit too forward and made this brew somewhat off balance. However, the underlying, deep flavors added a complex and likeable beer. The malt came through and added some sweetness. The finish was somewhat bitter (which I like) and left no lingering after taste. I would not make this my every day drink but I will be happy to have this in my refrigerator in the autumn.
10-28-2013 23:11:44 | More by Jvermont
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appearance: Brown in color, with a very think beige head that lingered for more than 20 minutes, heavy lacing on the glass. A significant amount of carbonation, some debris as well (can condition maybe?)
Smell: Pine and hop notes.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hop and pine notes, some toasted malt like flavors and subtle citrus.
Overall: One of the better "Autumn" Ales I have had.
09-22-2013 15:28:19 | More by Cavanaghty
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
From the 12 fl. oz. can. 2014 batch. Sampled on September 1, 2014.
Chestnut-reddish amber pour with a tremendous cream colored head that sits on top for ages.
Aroma of roasted malts and a solid floral, resiny hop sensation.
The taste also has those malts and hops but there is an added minor spice bit. If the label did not say Autumn I would have thought it was a standard pale ale.
09-01-2014 18:40:20 | More by puboflyons
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a hazy looking amber color, smallish light tan head, fades quickly but leaves a lasting thin cap on top.
Smell has a huge malt backbone, picking up some spicy rye and hop notes, not really picking up the oak though.
Taste is a bit more complex than the aroma unfortunately it's all over the place, what starts out with caramel malt soon is hit with other flavors like ginger, rye pops in the aftertaste along with a spicy hop character, sharp carbonation with a surprisingly soft and full bodied mouthfeel.
09-26-2012 20:52:50 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Looks like a glass of apple cider with a beery head on top. Hearty skim of retention. Poured into a mighty Pamola can-glass because appropriate glassware rocks my socks. Pretty can.
Bright yellow grapefruity citrus with a gentle oak and honey overtones. Smells "fuzzy," but in a good way.
Very bold grassy citrus hop and rye spice run right over an underlayer of mellow vanilla'ed honey sweet malt Balanced bitter. No caramel, contrary to what the color indicates. This was aged on peppercorns, ginger and orange peel and while I can't pick any of those flavors out it does taste...exotic? There's a lingering dish soap after taste that once I noticed it that flavor quickly became overwhelming.
I really liked the first can. I didn't like the second can (the dish soap aftertaste got to me). I had cans three and four at a BBQ yesterday and those were alright. I gave away can #5 so I guess it's up to the final can in my fridge to determine how I feel about hayride.
A beer of ostentatious vs. mild: bright, vibrant hops vs. mild and mellow oak. Spicy rye vs. subtle honey sweetness. It's a bit messy but I like it. Most of the time.
10-28-2012 15:52:56 | More by donkeyrunner
Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.