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Hayride Autumn Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: can

12-31-2012 03:31:10 | More by jlindros
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tjeppaint

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-26-2012 00:11:28 | More by tjeppaint
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-01-2012 02:25:23 | More by jwps214
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a deep, dark, almost opaque ruby-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, dense, off-white head that starts around an inch and a half and slowly settles into a half an inch that remains for the duration of the brew. Slightly hazed body gives the appearance of opaqueness. Aromas of a malt-bomb. Rich, roasty caramel and nut, with a subtle grainy underlying character. Smells pretty good. Flavors are hop forward, surprisingly, with a resiny and bitter backbone that supports the grainy and malty profile. Tangy and sweet caramel with a roasting characteristic, blended with some pepper spices from the hops. The malt profile is a bit restrained compared to the nose, providing a little more breathing room for the hops presence. Resiny and peppery aftertaste, with a touch of sweetness at the very end. Slick, rich finish, with a clean, slightly drying feel. The body is a bit lighter/watery compared to what I was expecting on the pour, but the flavors are interesting and tasty. Easy to drink.

Serving type: can

11-20-2012 01:17:57 | More by GarthDanielson
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

11-14-2012 02:34:04 | More by cbutova
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11-11-2012 08:37:03 | More by tgreenwood4
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Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-10-2012 02:11:28 | More by AndrewDeci
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-09-2012 03:39:28 | More by MNBeerNE
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-08-2012 01:50:17 | More by Stockfan42
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-05-2012 05:52:45 | More by redfox405
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark chestnut with light amber hues and a rocky two finger head.

Aroma: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, piney, light notes of caraway seeds. Malty sweetness has a light molasses touch.

Taste: Grapefruit in the front, crisp hop bite in the mouthfeel, rye bread, caramel malts and piney notes. Fruity esters, yeasty notes.

Notes: A very good Rye beer citrus hops with light belgian yeasty notes. Cheers.

Serving type: can

11-05-2012 04:06:12 | More by horshack7
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Vermont

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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Murky orange red body with a white head. Smell has piney and citrus-like. Taste was not really what I was expecting. The can says it has all these spices in it, plus it's aged on oak. I didn't get any of that. All I tasted was a hoppy amber ale that tasted like all their other beers. Mouthfeel was sharp and crisp, which was on par for a rye beer. It's not a bad beer, but it was just kind of a letdown because I wanted more flavor.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 23:16:54 | More by morebeergood
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 15:52:56 | More by donkeyrunner
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: can

10-24-2012 20:57:19 | More by lordofthewiens
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dasenebler

Maine

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baxter Hayride
10/23/12
12oz, canned in October 2012.

Pours a murky reddish brown with a very nice off-white head. Great lacing. If it had a bit more clarity and no floaties, this would be a 4.5. (3.5)

Definitely some orange peel on the nose, a touch of ginger too. All very, very subtle however. Clean and relatively nondescript. (3.5)

Chewy rye malt, solid bitterness and a hoppy, orangey character. A touch piney as well. Reminds me of the bitterness on the Baxter IPA but without that dirty vegetal character. Finishes dry, with a bit of spice. The herb/spice character is subtle, as is the oak. I honestly wouldn't have known this beer were "oaked" unless I read the label. Drinkability is surprisingly high. (4, 4)

I really like how this beer is malty but dry, and the spices don't overpower. Far and away the best Baxter offering I've had. When you get a clean can or pour of Baxter, the beer is solid. (4)

Serving type: can

10-24-2012 00:50:26 | More by dasenebler
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-21-2012 20:44:15 | More by Rekrule
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tango22

Maine

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-19-2012 17:09:25 | More by Yabev15
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Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-18-2012 03:22:39 | More by mstobbs
Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.