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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

451 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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RHB33

Maryland

2/5  rDev -43.7%

06-17-2014 20:23:56 | More by RHB33
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2/5  rDev -43.7%

09-27-2013 03:36:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.7%

10-01-2013 19:52:14 | More by Jason1337
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Mosul

Arizona

2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-03-2013 06:25:37 | More by Mosul
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JSchock7

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

11-12-2013 09:04:48 | More by JSchock7
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DustinSWB

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

11-17-2013 15:27:39 | More by DustinSWB
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jimmygord

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

03-05-2014 18:09:49 | More by jimmygord
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pants678

California

2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

White head over an amber body.

Smells of brown and biscuit malts, hoppy.

Expecting maple but not the case, again, pretty hoppy. Very, very subtly citrus sweet. Maple may be buried under there... or I'm just imagining it. If I didn't know better I'd call this a particularly weak red IPA. Inoffensive but not what I want for a fall brew.

Carbonation's right for an amber.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 17:06:23 | More by pants678
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

12-14-2013 05:59:45 | More by DamageCase76
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

09-09-2013 01:00:08 | More by jk3
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mconner666

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

11-11-2013 23:59:32 | More by mconner666
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

11-04-2013 22:00:48 | More by deapokid
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popery

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

09-13-2013 03:57:56 | More by popery
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mactrail

Washington

2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Rarely does a beer start out with such a bitter herbal flavor. It's exactly like green tea when you forget and let it steep for 15 minutes. The amber color is attractive with nice swirls of foam in the globe glass. I try to get a faint hint of smell, but it's like a concrete basement with a hint of herbs hanging up to dry, and a touch of plastic air mattress.

The body is really thin and the bitterness just eats at you. There doesn't seem to be the faintest hint of malty sweetness to go with the spoiled fruit flavor and the medicinal bitterness. The bigtooth maple is one of my favorite trees in Washington and I like the adventurous idea to use its sugar, but this stuff has a sourish tang rather than anything like maple.

Overall, this is flat, harsh, and barely drinkable. I just don't understand how a brewery with the resources of Anchor can continue to make so many mediocre beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 06:34:33 | More by mactrail
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Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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ralphw56

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

08-27-2013 22:59:18 | More by ralphw56
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John_Squires

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

12-14-2013 02:10:51 | More by John_Squires
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

10-05-2013 15:40:47 | More by BigGingDrinker
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

10-11-2013 03:19:46 | More by rodlavers
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CreightonSM

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

11-18-2013 14:01:31 | More by CreightonSM
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TATURBO

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

11-06-2013 01:17:40 | More by TATURBO
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SoCaliC8

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

01-17-2014 11:26:22 | More by SoCaliC8
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.81/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a clear reddish brown amber color. Produced a nice cap of tan froth. Solid retention and plenty of lacing.

(S)- A rustic light creamy nuttiness to it. Ever so slight sweetness to it from the maple. Definitely fits in with the season!

(T)- Very bitter up front with some grassy-like hop notes. Underlying sweetness, but lacking flavor compared to how nice the smell was.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The huge bitterness is disappointing since it masks all of the sweeter maple and rich nutty backbone.

(O)-Not bad, but kind of glad I got a single of this. It started off great, but the flavor just turns into this overly bitter mess for my tastes

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 18:06:22 | More by sweemzander
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with a "Blend of two caramel & pale malts", and hopped with a "Blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra & Cascade" . 6% ABV.

Pours out to a clear medium amber forming a large expansile mousse-like off white head with superior retention and one solid thick sheet of latte-like foam. Big hop aroma of Cascade front and center. Definitely not what I was expecting with a name like Maple Autumn Amber. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, with a little hop prickle, acidity and astringency in the finish. Taste, again, is hop forward, malts are pretty subdued, dry finish, firm bitterness, hop flavor lingering in the aftertaste. Maple really shouldn't even be included on the label...there is no maple here in flavor or aroma. Squinting your eyes and concentrating doesn't help. It's just not there at all. Weird metallic sourness but not of the infected ilk. Mix together a glass of black tea, kiwi fruit juice, and a handful of pennies and drink it. Blech.

Meh. A hoppy amber. Wow. Been there done that about a thousand times. Oddly tart/near sour and metallic. Ick. Can easily skip this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 00:06:08 | More by Mitchster
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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
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