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Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From: Extra from trade with jshusc
Date: Canned 2013-08-07
Glass: Tulip

A definite miss as an interesting experiment, Hayride's Autumn Ale is a strongly floral and herbal beer that dilutes, somewhat, its malt and hop ingredients due to apparently an overaddition of spices and herbs when aging. While I appreciate the brewer's experimentation, this is not a beer I'd seek out or even want to try again as it is far too cloyingly herbal and floral.

Pours a >3cm tall head of off-white foam, made up of medium and large-sized bubbles, rather sponge-like in appearance with retention of slightly over one minute. Head falls to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a large island of thin foam atop the body of the beer. Lacing is excellent, thick and complex webs cling to all sides of the glass. Body is a dark orange color, with light bringing out brighter orange-yellow hues. Carbnotion visible along the sides of the glass as the body is very hazy (70-80% opacity), carbonation moderate in number, but seemingly quite active.

Aroma features slight fruit, citrus, and malt sweetness, but most strongly emphasizes a floral, potpurri-like scent (including lots of lavender) with hints of yeast, ginger, and orange peel. Not disgusting, but unappealing as this becomes like inhaling too deeply from a dried flower/herb arrangement.

Flavor is a fairly strong, reminiscent of floral incense and potpurri with some pale and light caramel malt sweetness and lightly fruity, citrusy, and bitter hops. Front of palate tastes of potpurri and incense (references to ginger and orange peel, together with floral hops are probably most appropriate for ingredients). Mid-palate tastes continued potpurri and incense (still lavender, ginger, and orange peel), with light to light-moderate hop bitterness and an equally mild pale malt sweetness. Back of palate detects stronger, fruity hop flavors and bitterness, with a mildly sweet pale and light caramel malt background and just hints of ginger; I imagine the beer was intended to taste like this from the outset, but the herbal selections simply overwhelmed the other flavors. Aftertaste is of modest pale and light caramel malt sweetness, moderate hop bitterness, and light orange peel and peppercorns in the background.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is strongly foamy (9/10) and slightly smooth (1/10). Seems a bit foamy for the beer and style, a bit more smoothness would benefit this ale. Closes dry, with light stickiness coating the palate.

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A - Very cloudy dark amber with two fingers of off white head, little patches of lacing, lots of yeast floating around.
S - Pepper, rye, toasted caramel, light herbal scent, biscuits, a hint of smoke.
T - Lots of sweet malt mixed with that peppery rye spice.
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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.