Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

794 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 19
Gots: 106 | 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: 794 | Reviews: 155
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 8/20/13.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, maple, and herbal and pine hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy maple and woody flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a more earthy than sweet maple presence in the flavor.

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has just about a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a large collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Nelson Sauvin hops are prominently featured in the nose of this beer, which yield aromas of gooseberries
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has flavors of gooseberries along with notes of citrusy hops and caramel malts. Not much in the way of maple is noticeable. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite hoppy for the style and has the type of hop flavors and aromas you would expect from a hopped-up APA. It is easy to drink and the taste has a good balance with the underlying malts.

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A slightly hazy pour, the color of autumn leaves; the massive head delivers sheets of lacing

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit, mint and vinous and tropical fruit hop tones

Taste: The caramel malt no sooner sets the base, than the herbal and stone fruit flavors kick in; by mid-palate, there is the hint of maple, building hop elements (an unusual combination of vinous flavor from the Nelson Sauvin and tropical fruit from the "C" hops)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp, moderate to high carbonation

Overall: This beer really grew on me; it is eminently drinkable and has some interesting elements that are unique; so it's not extreme - get over it

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Born from the savory sweetness that only maple can provide, this American Red Ale doesn't just rely on barley and hops to tell its story. It takes advantage of the special Canadian syrup.

The beer pours the expected dark amber that gives the style its name. Crystal clarity really shows off those red hues. Capped with a tall column of fluffy foam, its head retains its structure until deep into the session. Its jigsaw lacing offers an attractive decor on the glass while the beer fades.

Grain sweetness is the aromatic anchor that grounds the beer while whiffs of maple, butter pecan, bread crust, light toffee, and slight butter cream waft over the nose. A glimmer of citrusy orange peels peak through the sweeter and more hearty notes.

Its taste is much more beer focused as the grainy-sweet flavor projects a toasted barley, nutty, crusty and toasted attitude. As the maple folds into the mix, notions of Cracker Jacks candies come to mind. Its malty-dry center well supports those sweeter maple flavors until the hop bitterness kicks in at its finish. Dried orange peels, mild grass and pine cones round out the beer's malt-forward flavor.

BigLeaf Maple is a medium bodied through and through. Though its malt dominance carries the ale, its texture is malty-dry in mouthfeel as well as in taste. This allows the husk spices to play a role in the beer's balance as much as hop dryness does. The soft spiciness of alcohol warms the gullet while the maple sweet soothes it a second later.

After the heat of summer and just before the chill of winter, this ale captures the taste of fall like few do. It's perfect for a day or raking leaves, carving pumpkins or chasing the pigskin.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

finally a new brew from the anchor folks. this one is great, pouring an orangey red color with an inch of off white head, fluffy and lasting. it smells more hoppy than expected, I thought itd a be a sweeter maple amber, but its a dryer red malt nose with citrus and pine in the hop finish, crisp and clean, but also pretty big. the malts aren't dusty dry irish red ones, but they aren't sweet American amber either, sort of a best of both worlds here. the hops don't come in until the end, but pack quite the punch, pushing ipa intensity. I don't hardly taste maple in this at all, as the hops really overshadow it, if its there at all. a very well made beer though, despite its relative imbalance. fuller body, prickly fine micro carbonation, and a fast finish. a perfect fall beer, not totally dissimilar to sierra nevadas flipside red ipa really.

Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

355ml, standard Anchor squat-ass bottle, their current seasonal.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, dirty white head, which leaves a rather thorough array of falling ember lace around the glass as things gently subside.

It smells of biscuity, indistinctly spicy caramel malt, a touch of sourdough, and earthy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is a wholly full return to everything Anchor-made - a weirdly restrained caramel malt, some neutered orchard fruitiness, and a sharply yeast tinged, earthy, leafy, erm, hoppiness.

The carbonation is somewhat fizzy, in a pretty low-key manner, the body a near medium weight, and not really all that smooth, a certain understated edginess taking things down a peg or three. It finishes decidedly dry, the fruitiness certainly leaning that way, while a weird yeastiness flits about.

Another entrant into this catch-all category, wherein the contestant has just enough to offer, but yet a whole lot of baggage to go along with it, that I'm kind of taken off the rails a tad too early, I imagine. Hardly captivating, and rather lacking in the maple flavour so front and center in the name (my Canadian roots are bristling), and once again with this brewery, not altogether worthy of following up on.

Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear rich amber with a large fluffy slight off white head that settles very slowly into a frothy mass.Mainly nutty malts in the nose alog with lighter biscuit sweetness and citric hops.More dry on the palate than I was expecting,earthy/nuttiness with some biscuit malt,the maple is lightly detected,leafy/herbal hops in the finish.Not a bad little beer,it's not a big hopped up amber but has nice malty flavors with just enough hops.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

16.6 ounce bottle - $4.48 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a near-clear, ambery body with a medium-sized, eggshell-toned head.

Smell: A nose of pale, toasty malts with a modest amount of sweet-scented caramel, zestful, downright peppery hops, a touch of yeast and a light, incorporated maple touch that blends in the background that you forget it's a maple-based brew.

Taste: Pale malts, plus fairly it is toasty, even a bit biscuity with a slight, ample though not overdone caramel sweetness. Quick, fleeting hint of maple. Big pop of coarse-ground black pepper on the hops with a very light underlying citrusy nature to the hops. Peppery, modestly toasty, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A fitting fall ale.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Silly me for thinking the name was three words... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset bronze topped by a couple fingers of light cream foam. The nose comprises grass, mixed greens, light flowers, and a slight breeze of spearmint. The taste brings in more of the same, with a strong undercurrent of very mild toffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I can't say this is a bad beer; it's not. What I can say is that I didn't care for it: There is no real balance, the hops seem stagnant and out of place, and that weird mint character doesn't endear the beer to my tastebuds.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anchor BigLeaf Maple
12 oz. custom brown glass bottle, freshness code is illegible
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Reviewed in real time... This beer looks great: a massive head of yellowed orange-tan rests atop a clear deep-copper body with a crimson cast and orange and gold highlights. If you're going for a beer that looks like fall, this is it! Aroma displays spicy, softly citrusy, grassy, floral and leafy hops over a sugary caramel malt base. So is this a maple beer? I don't taste it particularly, though it might be there, but the malt itself is quite nice. I get golden caramel as well as dark caramel and a soft toastiness, and there IS an edge of sugariness to it, but that's balanced by a wonderful spiciness. OK, so let's check the label... yes, there's "a hint of maple - including big leaf maple - syrup in every brew". It finishes with a dollop of sweetness, and it is there at the start as well, but mainly the malt and hops take the show. It's surprisingly complex, and yet at the same time really drinkable. It also seems to taste of fall to me. Maybe that's the power of suggestion, but I think the combination of its dry crispness and gentle sugariness somehow reminds me of the season, as does the spiciness, the soft citrus, and the grassy, piney, and leafy side of it as well. It's certainly unique, pleasantly complex, and really well-balanced and polished. Worth trying!

Photo of Slatetank
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this 12oz bottle at Wegman's enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is dark amber like maple syrup with slightly puffy 2+fingers of light cream with very fine bead, lace sticks well and retention is good. The smell has a fruity yeast ester with mild sweet aroma with mildly pine scented hop in the nose. The feel is mildly fruity with a yeast texture and moderate bitterness level with mild sweetness and medium high carbonation with mostly dry finish.

The taste begins with a hop flavor which is predominantly pine with a slightly fruity accent from the yeast which hints of English character with mild malt sweetness rounding out the taste and light woody flavor continuing into the finish with semi-dry and bitter quality. Overall a decent red ale with that familiar Anchor yeast in the taste and hops sufficient to balance.The maple contribution seems to dry and boost alcohol rather than flavor or sweeten, but that is not unexpected.

Photo of Jason
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of mactrail
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

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.

Photo of russpowell
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent copper with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Crazy lacing & nice head retention

S: Faint maple syrup notes & faint maltyness & leafy hops

T: Faint maple syrup notes, much dryness & leafy hops up front. Astringent bitterness mixes with faint maple flavor, plus woody dryness as this warms, way too dry. Finishes bone dry, with leafy hops & the sensation of pinesol & a touch of grapefruit

MF: Light bodied with somewhat firm carbonation

This is a combo that just didn't work for me. The last couple of beers from Anchor were duds to me. Not sure what I'm gonna do with the other 5 of these, maybe see how they taste ice-cold. $10 down the drain...

Photo of kojevergas
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz iconic "snub" brown glass bottle with brown/gold branded pry-off pressure cap and understated label art acquired as part of a six pack and served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are well above average given the brewery. "Red ale brewed with maple syrup." Date code: BLQ. 6% ABV confirmed.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Has been refrigerated since purchase. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of nice off-white colour. Good thickness. Decent creaminess. Has an even smooth consistency and a pretty soft complexion. No lacing really clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 6-7 minutes.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper with amber hues. Superb vibrance. No floating yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it's looking real good for an amber but isn't unique or special. I'm really looking forward to trying it. I don't find any flaws.

Sm: Caramel, a hint of toasted malt and a kiss of bready/crust malt character, piney hop notes, caramalt, floral hop notes, and some vaguely fruity hop notes. I have to really search for the maple syrupy, but I do find a bit of it. Pale malts.

It's a very clean aroma - there's no yeast character or alcohol presence. A pleasant appealing aroma of above average strength. I don't find any off-notes.

T: It's a bit more bitter and hopped than anticipated, with some untamed bitterness surfacing in the late second act. Luckily, the sweet caramalts and pale malts beat back the hop bitterness on the climax, restoring balance. Hop character is a bit atypical for an amber - there's some light bubblegum and hints of tropical fruit (which lends the finish an unbecoming sweetness). But there's also your standard hint of citrus and plenty of floral hop character. I did expect it to be more evocative given the hop choices here. It doesn't quite have enough toasted malt character to really bring it into red ale territory, but it's an interesting cohesive build and I do like it. There's a nice subtle hint of maple syrup about the climax, which is a nice touch.

It's not a gestalt beer. Fair complexity and subtlety. No real intricacy or nuance per se. Average to above average depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour.

No yeast character or alcohol presence is noticeable.

Mf: Smooth, clean, wet, and refreshing. Nice thickness and body. It's got a pretty nice presence on the palate; quite approachable. Complements the flavour profile well. A bit overcarbonated, but it's tolerable. Kind of chewy.

Not astringent, oily, harsh, gushed, hot, or boozy. Texture does not feel custom-tailored specifically to taste.

Dr: It's a very drinkable amber/red ale, sure, but there just isn't anything unique or special here and it comes off unremarkable. As much as I respect Anchor, I can't see myself buying this one again but there's really nothing egregiously wrong with it. There're just far better red ales available at or below this price point and nothing about this specifically tickles my fancy. I wouldn't recommend this to friends as-is.

I'll plan on revisiting this when it's fresh to see if this review is off-base.

C+

Photo of mdfb79
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/11/13 notes. Had this on tap at Hair of the Dog in NYC. 14-16 oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a deep reddish brown color with once inch of light tan/off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of toasted malts, caramel malts, sweet maple syrup, fruit, raisins, wheat, and bready malts. Nose seemed a little all over the place and sweet...didn't mix too well together to me personally.

t - Taste is much better than the nose. Tastes of fruity malts, toasted malts, bread, caramel malts, wheat, dough, some sugar and syrup, and some spice. Still not great but less sugar and syrup and sweetness in general than the nose had.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall an okay beer, but not my favorite anchor beer or red ale. Nose doesn't gel the best together, though the taste is better. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/17/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, apple, pear, caramel, toast, brown sugar, wood, light maple, herbal, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, apple, pear, caramel, toast, brown sugar, wood, light maple, pine, herbal, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, apple, pear, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light maple, wood, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of hop and malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint reddish brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized finger tall cap in the center and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus (grapefruit + orange zest) hops along with some lighter hints of nelson sauvin hops which contribute an aroma similar to gooseberries. There are some lighter aromas of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts with some light hints of maple sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of nelson sauvin (gooseberry) hops and moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and citrus/orange zest hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present but fade relatively quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront.

O: This is a pretty hopped up version of an American Amber/Red, which is something that I really enjoy - somewhat reminiscent of an APA. I wish the maple was a little more present than it is but otherwise this is a very drinkable beer.

Photo of stakem
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with this bottle. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazy copper color with a finger of yellowish tan froth that fades back leaving strings and spots of lace.

The aroma has quite a fruity and floral hop appeal that blends into almost a belgian-like note of pink bubblegum. Some earthen and more herbal to citrus notes appear with more whiffs. The malt is quite caramel or toffee in character.

The flavor is malty with quite a toasty bready grain aspect. A bit of herbal hops, slightly fruity and floral. Some citrus and herbs appear more evident with each sip and a mild grassy bitterness. Kiss of alcohol that has that previously described pink bubblegum note sbout it.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and an interesting seasonal that is unique and easy drinking. When you read the label, you almost feel like there is a hint of maple earthiness blended in with the malt character. Overall a solid and enjoyable seasonal that I will probably seek out again.

Photo of Gavage
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a 1" head that lasts a long time. Thick lace develops.

Smell: light caramel and fruit sweetness is all that comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, red apples, a bit of maple sweetness, and a mild bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nice fall beer that puts you in a good mood on a cool autumn day. Easy to drink.

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - amber with a large, thick, off white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing

S - big citrusy hop aroma, some faint maple syrup, faint caramel

T - earthy, citrusy, maple syrup, piney, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is definitely a rustic amber ale. The maple syrup comes through and the overall flavor is rather earthy. The hops are intense as well with big citrus notes up front followed by a piney, bitter finish. This beer could use a bit of balance as all of the flavors don't mesh as a cohesive unit. That being said this is a nice, hoppy beer that keeps me intrigued.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours a medium amber color with a white head. The aroma is hoppy with a hint of sweetness. For a beer named autumn maple, there is not much maple flavor, but the hops character is strong, piney and has a hint of citrus. Really tasty beer. Full bodied ale with notes of caramel and hops. Well carbonated and easy to drink. Enjoyable.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Must...resist....Christmas in early November. Let's keep November autumn with Big Leaf Maple. Out of a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

It's dark amber red colored with autumn orange hues, topped with a semi-creamy head with webs of lace. The aroma has a big citric note (grapefruit, orange), a note of fruity esters, and a woody finish. It smells more like a hoppy red ale than the common malty autumn red.

Many different routes this beer goes down, but I feel like it's trying to do too much. It starts with a slight hoppy note and sweet malt. The beer then gets a woody and earthy kick (I suspect from the maple), and then it gets dry and resiny. It happens so quick that I don't enjoy each individual aspect as much as I want. It leaves a woody and dry malt aftertaste.

BigLeaf Maple is an okay beer than could get better. It's still a more appropriate beer for early November than Celebration Ale.

Photo of Zorro
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear red colored ale with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells lightly herbal with a hint of orange and wood with a faint maple aroma. Slight spice scent on cinnamon.

Starts out dry and woody. Toffee and mild maple sap. Slight orange flavor and medium bitterness. I get the sensation of bitter orange oil. Slight Earl Gray tea flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK beer but nothing great. That Earl Gray tea taste really throws my sense of taste and what I am drinking for a loop.

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.