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Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +6%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darker shade of orangey chestnut brown in color. Forms a very large off-white colored head that slowly reduces to a thick surface coating. Moderate lacing. Aroma is rye malts, piney hops, and a slight metallic quality. Taste begins with a good dose of toasty caramel malts along with a mild sweetness. A blend of woodsy and piney hops and a fairly appreciable rye spiciness. Full bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness.
A nice beer. Very autumnal. Appreciate that, while this is a full flavored beer, the oak aging and spices aren't overdone.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -6%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +11.7%

12 oz. can poured into a Libby craft glass.

Appearance: Pours a muddy, murky reddish brown with a big cream head that sits around forever. Carbonation heavy. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Rye, pepper, peppercorn, caramel, malts, toast, herbaceousness.

Taste: Pepper and rye bread dominate the flavor. I like it. Nice dry, peppery punch in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Good autumnal depth. Not heavy, not light.

Overall: This is a really nice rye ale from a dependable Maine brewer. Autumn seasonals are full of browns, marzens and pumpkins and it's nice to see a slightly spicy rye in the mix for a change of pace. Good stuff.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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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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4.52/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.