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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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81
good

461 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-09-2013)
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HalfFull

California

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bowling pin bottle poured into a pint glass. The bigleaf maple caught me off guard thinking this was a maple/pumpkin beer seasonal. Guess I've been in California too long to actually read the label. Pours a clear ight amber with a robust cap of off white foam. Nice retention and light lace follow.

Offers a nice spicy hop aroma up front with balanced caramel emerging as the beer warms. Nicely balanced and relatively dry for an amber. Touch of pine and perfume bounce around in the background.

Flavor follows with light and balanced spice and caramel muddled a bit by some maple influence. Again quite hop forward for the style and with a light level of sweetness. Feel is smooth and well carbonated. Finish is slightly sweet yet cut short by the hop spice armada on the close.

This is my kind of Amber. Not a fan of crystal malts in IPA's, I welcome their relatively restrained use here for the style. Restrained by lack of complexity to a degree for sure, but a pleasant and easy quaff. And quite fresh as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 02:55:22 | More by HalfFull
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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.