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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

766 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 16
Gots: 92 | 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:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-09-2013

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.
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Ratings: 766 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt73
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citruscane
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque medium amber producing 2.5 fingers of beige, moderately lasting, frothy head that leaves a beautiful sheets & webs of lace. Aromas of toast & biscuit, caramel, tangerine, a hint of tropical fruit & floral earthiness. Taste is toasted biscuit, caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, pepper, hints of pine resin & floral earthiness. I don't pick up the maple but it may be lost in the toast & caramel. Finishes with toast, pine, orange & floral earthiness which dominate the bitter & lightly drawing aftertaste. Nicely balanced for an amber ale & a very hoppy example of the style. Odd but nice & quite good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, creamy but slightly oily/slick, finishing wet, lightly prickly & astringent in the aftertaste.

Photo of leitmotif
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGam115
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect mahogany, fine off white foam. Immediate sweet malt, caramel, kinda candied brown sugar. Good body, bitter hops come through as well.

Photo of carrollmel7
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sam-VW
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep reddish amber with a frothy light tan head that settles and laces well.

S: Piney hops, a little citrus, some almost white wine grape like notes, very light maple syrup, a touch of fruitiness, and a bit of caramel malt sweetness.

T: Strong pine and floral hops up front, a little white wine grape like tartness, some fruity notes, with caramel malt sweetness on the finish. Notably bitter, but with a clean finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not really what I was expecting, and I can't say I like this one. All light traces of maple from the nose disappear in the flavor. A bit too rough with the hop bitterness and not enough backing it.

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChaseG12
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was an interesting beer. The maple syrup nuances were extremely subtle, was hoping for a little more maple note, but overall, a nice fall/winter beer.

Photo of TonyY
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobMessina
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More bitter than expected. Hoppy with a bitter bite.

Photo of bluehende
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RuudJH
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another very interesting American beer. Still only very few of them are available in Europe.
If you try this beer, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of lgmol
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a small bottle of this in Nova Scotia a couple of weeks ago not expecting much.

The dry hops come through very nicely and achieve a perfect balance to my mind. I tend to like my reds with plenty of hop aroma. The maple flavour is fairly subtle but definitely detectable. Loved this and would buy it again.

Photo of grahuba
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.