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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

479 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | 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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Reviews by jeffjeff1:
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jeffjeff1

California

3.74/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance- reddish color, thin head

Smell- malt, slight amount of maple

Taste- some malt, slight amount of maple

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I would definitely drink it again. Had light flavor but I did enjoy it.

12-29-2013 05:09:10 | More by jeffjeff1
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oberon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear rich amber with a large fluffy slight off white head that settles very slowly into a frothy mass.Mainly nutty malts in the nose alog with lighter biscuit sweetness and citric hops.More dry on the palate than I was expecting,earthy/nuttiness with some biscuit malt,the maple is lightly detected,leafy/herbal hops in the finish.Not a bad little beer,it's not a big hopped up amber but has nice malty flavors with just enough hops.

10-21-2013 17:10:14 | More by oberon
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-30-2013 07:36:20 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-17-2014 03:58:53 | More by DaftPatrick
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Lynch52

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-11-2013 19:37:50 | More by Lynch52
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-24-2014 02:12:39 | More by Fcip78
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-11-2013 15:45:42 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +5.9%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness code.

Amber hue, slightly hazed with a tiny bubbled sudsy lacing that sticks around for a while. Soft resiny hops, hint of maple, toasted bread, light stone fruit, and some earthiness in the nose. Smooth, toasted maltiness, orangey hops, hint of maple, mild peppery hop bitterness, bread crust, semi-dry finish with toasted grain, hop resin and faint maple in the end.

A fine fall time brew here, well balanced and easy to drink. Could certainly go for more than one.

10-01-2013 01:44:46 | More by Jason
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JC333

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-08-2013 18:35:17 | More by JC333
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westcott

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-20-2013 04:09:04 | More by westcott
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fionn13

Ireland

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-11-2013 16:22:58 | More by fionn13
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-07-2014 10:19:49 | More by Mantooth
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dwren89

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

Appearance: amber red with gold highlights an a puffy off white head, great clarity

Aroma: sweet caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar, toasted bread,

Taste: malty, with brown sugar and caramel sweetness with a hint of maple syrup on the finish. Some definite bitterness on the finish to balance

Mouthfeel: crisp like a fall day, medium-high carbonation, medium body

Overall: Really good. A great seasonal beer for the fall showcasing brown sugar, caramel, toasted bread, and maple syrup notes that are all balanced by some moderate bitterness on the finish

09-17-2013 23:08:15 | More by dwren89
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-22-2013 21:57:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%

12 oz bottle, marked 3LQ, served in lager glass.

Looks great: deep red-amber (light copper) body with a large semi-creamy, light tan head that leaves plenty of lacing and has very good retention. High clarity with fine-grained carbonation bubbling.

Aroma: surprisingly sharp and strong hop note, considering the style. Sweet caramel with a hint of maple.

Flavor: odd sweet-bitter balance that seems to swing back and forth from bitter to sweet but is overall mildly bitter. Decent malt complexity. Unfortunately, only a faint hint of maple syrup.

Feel: Medium-full with excellent, soft carbonation. Very creamy for style.

10-10-2013 00:13:24 | More by chinchill
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schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-03-2014 00:41:38 | More by schoon
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vfalstad

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-14-2013 00:54:11 | More by vfalstad
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bdk1417

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-01-2014 20:44:44 | More by bdk1417
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-15-2013 04:56:26 | More by Beer21
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-23-2013 03:06:27 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-06-2013 15:23:15 | More by acurtis
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TheLevi4000

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-01-2013 02:06:47 | More by TheLevi4000
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

Off the tap, two finger of some of the creamiest light tan head I've ever seen rises on a hazed copper-red brew that clears up to show a deep translucency, and that head doesn't back down. It never recedes. Lacing is like a solid mass from the top of the glass and pretty well down. It loosens up a little but there's still lots of stick, and that goes to the bottom of the glass.
The nose is faint, a surprise after all that head, though that doesn't always say too much and there are many causes. So, while it's hard to smell, it's clear that there's a good balance of hops and malts and it's difficult to say much more than that.
The flavor brings out much of what the aroma wanted to say but couldn't. The balance is of breads and caramel with floral hops. There's a bit of earth to it but it shifts away from more common beers of similar ilk by being free of herb. Maple seems an afterthought with something mildly creamy coming in at the end. Overall, there's a mellow steely taste overlying it.
This is a medium-bodied beer that, while having very light crispness, is quite smooth all the way. Carbonation is light to moderate. The body is supported while allowing the smoothness to take charge, though the crispness keeps it from boring.

10-01-2013 15:28:13 | More by Brenden
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CloudStrife

New York

3.55/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear amber with a dense off white head. Average visible carbonation in the body. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Interesting aroma going on here. Hops are fairly dominate but also the maple is a noticeable quality. As I've seen with some other maple beers the ingredient can cause sort of an off fermented aroma.

T: Flavor is a moderate dose of hop, bready malt and maple. Is not an overly strong beer but is a nicely crafted blend with appropriate fall flavors. Hop bitterness keeps you coming back for more, maple makes for a sweet finish.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Finish is clean when the sweetness is taken into account. Nice drinkability.

Overall picked up a single bottle but wouldnt mind having a few more. Stronger than most summer beers in both flavor and abv which works well for the fall.

09-21-2013 22:12:07 | More by CloudStrife
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2013 08:05:33 | More by InfernoBoss
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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.