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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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79
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670 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 70 | 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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Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +12.7%

This pours a lovely red with a 2 finger head of foam.

It smells balanced. Nice hoppy aromas with ample malt backing it up.

Taste wise, it's not as balanced as the smell as the bitter hops are very assertive. I do have to say the malt is well done and I do get hints of maple.

A very pleasurable mouthfeel.

This is a solid brew for the autumn season and it's very easy to drink.

Bitterbill, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, marked 3LQ, served in lager glass.

Looks great: deep red-amber (light copper) body with a large semi-creamy, light tan head that leaves plenty of lacing and has very good retention. High clarity with fine-grained carbonation bubbling.

Aroma: surprisingly sharp and strong hop note, considering the style. Sweet caramel with a hint of maple.

Flavor: odd sweet-bitter balance that seems to swing back and forth from bitter to sweet but is overall mildly bitter. Decent malt complexity. Unfortunately, only a faint hint of maple syrup.

Feel: Medium-full with excellent, soft carbonation. Very creamy for style.

chinchill, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
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
Photo of evanforbeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Some of the most beautiful fall beer label art out there

Pours a light auburn with beige head

Nose: soapy spritzy hops with some muted fruit and sticky sweet caramel malt, and maybe a touch of maple

Taste: sweet toffee caramel malt,a note that kind of reminds me of whiskey, light peachy hop bite, turns a wee bitter with more malt sweetness and a touch of light amber maple sweetness

Feel: light, sweet, drinkable,

A decent and innteresting beer, kind of ESB-like. I like the maple, I wish there was a little more and a little more general umph to the brew. Alas, a nice fall brew

evanforbeer, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness code.

Amber hue, slightly hazed with a tiny bubbled sudsy lacing that sticks around for a while. Soft resiny hops, hint of maple, toasted bread, light stone fruit, and some earthiness in the nose. Smooth, toasted maltiness, orangey hops, hint of maple, mild peppery hop bitterness, bread crust, semi-dry finish with toasted grain, hop resin and faint maple in the end.

A fine fall time brew here, well balanced and easy to drink. Could certainly go for more than one.

Jason, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

PhillyNole, Today at 03:45 PM
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

DarrellK, Today at 02:28 AM
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4.07/5  rDev +14.6%

JamieDuncan, Today at 02:13 AM
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Stihlsaw, Yesterday at 01:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ruckus232, Yesterday at 01:24 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ac22rush, Wednesday at 06:28 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

StaveHooks, Wednesday at 02:39 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

rcjennings, Wednesday at 12:55 PM
Photo of BrewChatKen
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

This one left me disappointed, which is out of the ordinary for an Anchor beer as far as I'm concerned. Poured a dark amber with a big fluffy white head, good retention on this one. Aroma was pine and citrus, sweet. It had a slightly creamy mouthfeel which left it kind of sticky, light-medium body and medium carbonation. Got a flash of that maple right away to the taste, but it disappeared quickly, booted out by the big hoppy, citrus, grapefruit characteristics. Tasting blind I would have called this an IPA.

BrewChatKen, Tuesday at 08:51 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

JasonL02, Tuesday at 01:39 AM
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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

Josephjp, Tuesday at 01:13 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BodyPolitic, Tuesday at 01:05 AM
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3.36/5  rDev -5.4%

jaswilson2, Monday at 11:47 PM
Photo of zeledonia
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Inoffensive, but not all that tasty. A bit of a sort-of-hoppy, sort-of-malty, chalky mess.

zeledonia, Monday at 03:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Zekenyce, Monday at 02:32 AM
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

timboflop, Monday at 12:48 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

paresis, Sunday at 01:09 AM
Photo of cratez
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Anchor Big Leaf Maple Autumn Red Ale - 6% ABV US Amber Ale - Consumed October 16/2014
A: Hazy dark orange with three fingers of cream white foam and thick sheets of lacing on the pint glass. Lots of bubbles in the body. Head and lace retain quite well. A fantastic looking beer.
S: Floral, grassy, herbal and earthy hops, maple syrup, toasty malt, sultanas, orange marmalade, caramel, red grapefruit, and perfume. Typical Anchor hop profile meets classic Red Ale aromas with subtle maple notes. A very appealing nose.
T: Herbal, grassy and floral hops, light maple sweetness, toasty malt, red grapefruit, caramel, orange jujube, grassy-juicy hop astringency precedes a mildly bitter and lemony-dry finish. About as good as it gets for a sweetened amber ale; damn tasty and fairly complex for what it is.
M: Medium-full body, creamy carbonation, grassy-juicy hop astringency transitions to a long, lightly bitter and drying finish. A balanced and enjoyable palate.
O: An unusually complex and flavourful Amber Ale that's well worth a purchase.

cratez, Saturday at 07:14 PM
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3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

Shawn_Money, Oct 25, 2014
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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
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