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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 44 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Pleasant aroma- well balanced malt and hops taste.

Nice copper color, unique taste for an autumn beer. Refreshing among all the great pumpkin beers, a nice change for the season.

rrutz, Monday at 10:39 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Cool looking label, pretty average fall beer. Had this out of the bottle one of my first fall beers of the year. Mixture of maple, brown sugar, and caramel....but all fairly mild. Good malt flavor. Beautiful reddish color, you're not going to be able to look at this without really wanting to try it. Mild mouthfeel, no surprises. Good, I guess I just had higher expectations.

MarkQ617, Saturday at 09:25 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada curved pint glass (4LO?)

A: Copper brown body, that has a 2 finger head that is retained and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Decent hop smell that subsides to reveal rich amber malts.

T: Easy drinking with a light hop character that really follows this nice lightly roasted amber malt profile, that really feels like fall and orange/red leaves.

M: Smooth, with nice pops of singular carbonation bubbles.

O: Nice beer that is also one of those fall beers that isn't a pumpkin ale, but at least with this one I knew it wasn't (compared to ST's Harvest). Just a good amber.

gillagorilla, Sep 13, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy glowing copper with a fluffy off-white head that leaves great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are faint and doesn't have much going on. Lots of malts and breads. Some chocolate, caramel, and toffee is there. Extremely subtle hints of orange peel. The flavors are very earthy. They definitely do have an autumn feel to it. Bittersweet. Maple notes are there. The hop flavors aren't there, but the hop bitterness is there. More chocolate and toffee. Hints of caramel and butterscotch. Lots of dough too. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation making this smooth and easy drinking. I really enjoy the mouthfeel. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

I guess I'm not crazy about this one, but it's fitting for the fall season.

BB1313, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, opaque, deep, dark, amber/mahogany color, speckled with reddish highlights and two and a half fingers of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer. As the beer is consumed, there’s some gorgeous lacing of foam that clings to the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with notes of bready, toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked French Baguettes and English muffins, followed by some maple syrup and caramel, as well as some piney, grassy, hops.

Taste: Very nice! Lots of the bready, toasted malt up front, imparting biscuit-like flavors, followed by caramel, honey and maple syrup-like sweetness, a touch of lemony citrus, and some spices of black pepper and a touch of clove. The beer finishes with some beautifully balanced, grassy, piney, ever-so-slightly bitter hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and nicely effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation in this beer. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another damn good beer from Anchor Brewing. Malty, slightly sweet and balanced beautifully with some piney, slightly bitter hops, this beer is an excellent beer for the autumn season, and a unique one too, as it’s not a pumpkin beer or an Oktoberfest beer, which are the typical beers for this time of year. Delicious!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
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