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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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779 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 17
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-09-2013

BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red is a quaffable, well-balanced red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup. To complement these flavors, we used three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops in the brewkettle and a unique blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Cascade for dry hopping. The result is a distinctive fall seasonal with extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma.
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Ratings: 779 | Reviews: 152
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3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Light bronze color with vague head. Body is strongest aspect that let me down by being yet another hop bomb. Maple...Autumn Red...lebeling all gave way to hops. Enough with everything being hopped up. Spare me.

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3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Clear, dark amber/coppery red - big, frothy head which meant that it took two pours to fill the glass whilst I waited for the head to recede. Lots of lacing as the head recedes.

Smell: Not a massive amount going on here - there's hints of hops and a little bit of fruitiness, but anything resembling maple syrup is notable by its absence

Taste: Quite a mild, undemanding flavour - malt and hops are fairly evenly balanced; malt up front giving way to a spicy hop bitterness. The maple syrup flavour is hard to pick up but it's definitely there if you try hard enough.

Feel: Undemanding - medium bodied with a malty start giving way to a long, astringent finish.

Overall: Wasn't sure what to expect from this and in some way I wasn't disappointed. Certainly different from the 'usual' American styles (think in terms of heavily hopped IPAs and the like) but ultimately nothing particularly special. Worth tracking down if you fancy something a bit different but I feel that the maple syrup angle is somewhat overdone in that there's not actually enough of it

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Enjoying this in Offaly Ireland on Feb 1st. A little late for an Autumn beer but still enjoyable.

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Pours an opaque medium amber producing 2.5 fingers of beige, moderately lasting, frothy head that leaves a beautiful sheets & webs of lace. Aromas of toast & biscuit, caramel, tangerine, a hint of tropical fruit & floral earthiness. Taste is toasted biscuit, caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, pepper, hints of pine resin & floral earthiness. I don't pick up the maple but it may be lost in the toast & caramel. Finishes with toast, pine, orange & floral earthiness which dominate the bitter & lightly drawing aftertaste. Nicely balanced for an amber ale & a very hoppy example of the style. Odd but nice & quite good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, creamy but slightly oily/slick, finishing wet, lightly prickly & astringent in the aftertaste.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
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