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Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews by jlindros:
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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Missed an autumn beer, but at least it's a can so hopefully held up well. And Yay cans!

It's sure carbonated as a huge fluffy head rises over the top of the tulip glass before the can is even finished, over 3 fingers, before fading semi slowly with tons of messy lacing, a super hazy murky mahogany reddish brown color.

Nose has light spices, almost apple pie or mulling slices like but light, light toasty reddish malts with hint if caramel and candy syrup, light yeasty spices and bready aromas, faint hint if toasty oak. Overall fairly light on the nose.

Taste starts with caramel toasty reddish malts, light candy flavor with that, and a distinct buttery toasty American oak flavor. Earthy slightly spicy hops come through with some spicy bitterness, almost chewy. Hint of apple cider flavor with a touch of the warming apple and mulling spices, but faint mostly. Finish is drier but a bit sticky, lingering earthy spicy hop bitterness, light toasty reddish malts, and hint if vanilla oak.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of carb.

Overall ok but nothing special. More like hoppy American red ale with hints if mulling spices and touch of toasty oak. But still more of an average craft beer, and very light nose, spices orish could have cut in more, maybe mix up the malts a bit, something to at least bring a specific character out rather than a mundane American red ale with hints if something that could have made it more unique.

jlindros, Dec 31, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

lordofthewiens, Oct 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

SunDevilBeer, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Jvermont
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Jvermont, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Doomcifer, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

JakerLou, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Cavanaghty, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Sinnian, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 06:51 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Larrydoherty, Sep 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Mia_S, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lzepplin01, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

puboflyons, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

liquorpig, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DomingoOrtiz, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Cheld, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

grittly, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

tango22, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

andylipp, Oct 07, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

deltatauhobbit, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ChayDudeBrew, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ColdOneKev, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kevgod, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Gfunk, Mar 06, 2014
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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.