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Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 159
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 32.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 09-09-2012

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.
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Reviews by KarlosT:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.

Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic dixie cups.

Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.

Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future

This is a very fascinating and complex beer. Noticeable pepper corn and ginger notes. Works surprisingly well. Suspect that my wife would really enjoy this beer (she's a ginger fan).

Kudos to Baxter for trying things outside the box.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Jvermont
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Sinnian
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of lambpasty
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of puboflyons
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.

Medium body.

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.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of David19457
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tango22
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.