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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

478 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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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suckaj

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

08-03-2014 18:28:12 | More by suckaj
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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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Reaudribion

Florida

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
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pants678

California

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
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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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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

08-11-2014 16:28:56 | More by cardinals22
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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%

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
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

10-12-2013 22:25:48 | More by EgadBananas
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blurredline

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

09-11-2013 04:46:03 | More by blurredline
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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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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.