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Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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)
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-14-2013 22:50:00 | More by SadMachine
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.1/5  rDev -15.5%

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
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

10-30-2013 17:43:44 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Jvermont

Maine

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%

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
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9%

10-26-2013 03:55:49 | More by Doomcifer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9%

09-26-2013 18:36:48 | More by JakerLou
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%

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
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Sinnian

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-18-2013 21:02:49 | More by Sinnian
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-23-2012 10:17:36 | More by Larrydoherty
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Mia_S

Maine

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-10-2013 00:06:37 | More by Mia_S
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-24-2014 23:20:20 | More by lzepplin01
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-07-2014 22:35:51 | More by liquorpig
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-11-2013 23:43:38 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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Cheld

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-26-2013 03:00:05 | More by Cheld
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-03-2013 20:28:43 | More by d_brommer_nh
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tango22

Maine

4/5  rDev +9%

10-21-2012 01:14:03 | More by tango22
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

10-07-2012 20:41:45 | More by andylipp
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

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
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2014 14:48:06 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-23-2013 21:37:31 | More by ColdOneKev
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

10-09-2012 04:34:04 | More by kevgod
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Gfunk

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-06-2014 15:49:05 | More by Gfunk
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jgammoniv

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-12-2013 03:38:25 | More by jgammoniv
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

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
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

A- An amber-brown beer with a pretty large amount of murky haze pours out of the can into a can-shaped glass. A massive light tan head forms to several fingers in size and has great retention. A large, puffy thick cloud stays along with a big bubbly ring leaving nice coats of lace.

S- Not quite what I expected but I suppose what they list on the can is represented. I get a mix of citrus, brown sugar malts, rye spice and very light malt.

T- Citrus is once again highly present. It seems the dried orange peel lends the citrus and grapefruit hints I get. Ginger is also pretty big here. Rye, brown sugar, cracked grains, raisin, spice and bitterness (spicy, floral, lemon zest hops) make up the rest of the flavor. Oak is extremely subtle here and I didn't notice it in the aroma.

MF- The body is somewhere between light and moderately thick. It has a fairly creamy texture and a medium level of carbonation. A nice, clean bitterness in the finish.

Not what you might expect but it hits the spot. The ginger, citrus and spicy flavors on-top of a amber-brown malt profile make for a nice Autumn ale.

11-14-2012 02:34:04 | More by cbutova
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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.