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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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81
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772 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 17
Gots: 97 | 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: 772 | Reviews: 151 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hozersr
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of interzen
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Clear, dark amber/coppery red - big, frothy head which meant that it took two pours to fill the glass whilst I waited for the head to recede. Lots of lacing as the head recedes.

Smell: Not a massive amount going on here - there's hints of hops and a little bit of fruitiness, but anything resembling maple syrup is notable by its absence

Taste: Quite a mild, undemanding flavour - malt and hops are fairly evenly balanced; malt up front giving way to a spicy hop bitterness. The maple syrup flavour is hard to pick up but it's definitely there if you try hard enough.

Feel: Undemanding - medium bodied with a malty start giving way to a long, astringent finish.

Overall: Wasn't sure what to expect from this and in some way I wasn't disappointed. Certainly different from the 'usual' American styles (think in terms of heavily hopped IPAs and the like) but ultimately nothing particularly special. Worth tracking down if you fancy something a bit different but I feel that the maple syrup angle is somewhat overdone in that there's not actually enough of it

Photo of lemmy187
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sourdog
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.64/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoying this in Offaly Ireland on Feb 1st. A little late for an Autumn beer but still enjoyable.

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

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.