Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company
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2.33/5 rDev -34.4%
Poured into a Belgian style glass. First I notice how beautiful of a color it is regardless of the tiny amount of foam. Second impressions are that it has a clean crisp maple smell complimented by rather harsh metallic nails-dipped-in-syrup taste. Its of medium viscosity giving it an average mouthfeel. The aftertaste is that of rusty maple bark.
07-15-2014 23:26:23 | More by Reaudribion
2.48/5 rDev -30.1%
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.
10-12-2013 17:06:23 | More by pants678
2.71/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
11-01-2013 06:34:33 | More by mactrail
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.