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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

462 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 462
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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Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

10-08-2013 03:34:54 | More by RXUYDC
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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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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

10-31-2013 03:22:36 | More by jmbranum
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elNopalero

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a richly hued caramel with a ruby tinge. There’s a pleasingly hoppy aroma dominated by a piney character yet undergird with some dank notes. The beer tastes hoppy, piney, and slightly dank. There’s a lingering bitterness undercut with a maple sweetness. The flavor is piney and bitter. Tastes like autumn!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 06:25:32 | More by elNopalero
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear deep amber color with a massive super stingy and clingy off white head. Nice citrus and piney hop nose.

Wow, this is a really good beer. A bit of a thin body with prickly carbonation. Nice toasty maltiness with big hoppiness and the faintest toach of maple sweetness to balance the bitterness. Very tannic with a very bright clean and crisp finish. Complex yet drinkable, hoppy, malty, and flavorful. Really enjoy it and looking forward to drinking this this fall!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 04:04:17 | More by jtierney89
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bkeach

California

4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great seasonal Beer. Its a very well balanced beer, with definite Hop presence, sweet maple smells/taste and a nice thick sticky lingering head. The color is absolutely gorgeous when held up to the light. Quite drinkable but still a respectable amount of abv. This is a new fall favorite.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 13:43:56 | More by bkeach
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - slight haze to the diluted tangerine brew. A finger or more of light mocha head, sticky and slow to fade.

Aroma - bright citrusy character, pineapple and pink grapefruit. A sweet smelling amber.

Taste - hardy grains with a biscuity undertone, caramel and malt in support. The hops have excellent balance, all the bitterness of an amber without washing away the sweetness of the grain and maple. The swallow allows the bitterness its moment, ending with grapefruit pith and a dry palate.

Mouthfeel - smooth, plenty crisp, good weightiness for the style.

Overall - great fall session beer from Anchor.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 03:28:15 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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thlayli87

New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Beer pours a clear amber with 2-3 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Excellent lacing and head retention. This is a beautiful beer.

S - Very aromatic. I smell a complex blend of floral, fruity, and piney hop aromas. Faint notes of biscuit as well.

T - Moderate sweetness, then the aforementioned hops show themselves. Dry, biscuity finish. Very nice.

M - Medium bodied with some nice creaminess.

O - Nice balance. Crisp and refreshing. Moderate level of hoppiness but not overdone. Just what I was in the mood for. I'm impressed with this beer and pleasantly surprised at how much I like it. Will definitely seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 22:54:59 | More by thlayli87
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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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SB_Brewmaster

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-28-2013 19:57:30 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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jcxhruby

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-05-2013 23:51:22 | More by jcxhruby
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

10-21-2013 11:54:25 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-30-2013 00:51:05 | More by notdriving
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-02-2013 00:39:50 | More by MeganandDana
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samibr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-10-2013 21:29:18 | More by samibr
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

12-03-2013 03:00:18 | More by Mullinger1980
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

12-29-2013 17:10:06 | More by ToddGingerich
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-30-2013 07:41:59 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

12-13-2013 16:19:31 | More by Evil_Pidde
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eulerthegrape

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

10-18-2013 19:42:14 | More by eulerthegrape
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with this bottle. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazy copper color with a finger of yellowish tan froth that fades back leaving strings and spots of lace.

The aroma has quite a fruity and floral hop appeal that blends into almost a belgian-like note of pink bubblegum. Some earthen and more herbal to citrus notes appear with more whiffs. The malt is quite caramel or toffee in character.

The flavor is malty with quite a toasty bready grain aspect. A bit of herbal hops, slightly fruity and floral. Some citrus and herbs appear more evident with each sip and a mild grassy bitterness. Kiss of alcohol that has that previously described pink bubblegum note sbout it.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and an interesting seasonal that is unique and easy drinking. When you read the label, you almost feel like there is a hint of maple earthiness blended in with the malt character. Overall a solid and enjoyable seasonal that I will probably seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 19:47:05 | More by stakem
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bum732

Lesotho

4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

S: Rich, sweet vienna malt, touch of maple, woodiness, almost soft ceder like, sandalwood heavy.

L: Fairly clear, reddish brown, creamy white head that dissipates. Solid lacing.

T: Vienna-like malt, slightly woody, semi-sweet. An herbal undercurrent lingers with the hops. Medium low woody/herbal bitterness. Finishes quite dry with residual herbalness.

M: Medium high carbonation, provides a "zing" on the palate. Medium light bodied.

Really solid. Not sure if the maple comes through, but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 02:04:10 | More by bum732
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: Clear, dark amber color; poured with a thick, rocky head.

s: Caramel, mint, leafy hops, a hint of maple.

t: Mirrors the smell for the most part, very nice balance overall. Moderately sweet caramel, some vaguely vinous fruit, unsweet maple, leafy bitter finish.

m: Medium body, crisp carbonation.

o: Very nice, I definitely enjoyed this one. Unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:38:19 | More by DIM
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clean dark orange with a near white one finger head. Ample retention and lacing.

S: The aroma stole the show at first with a boozy sweetness of biscuit and maple. Followed by tropical fruits, mango, orange, pine and lemon. The bitterness actually stings the sinuses a little.

T: BIG BITTER hop presents, with a mild sweetness. Bittersweet. Mostly bitter.

M: Carbonation was a little high, I found myself delaying the swallow waiting for the fizz to die down.

O: This beer has a lot going on, not one I would recommend to the neophyte. A hop head should enjoy it. I liked it.

L: (label) I rate a 5

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 03:40:39 | More by bcsbeer
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-24-2014 02:12:39 | More by Fcip78
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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.