Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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749 Ratings
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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 15
Gots: 89 | 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.

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3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright caramel color with a massive head of dense, lumpy foam. Initial smell is juicy fruit and wild berries, followed by grapefruit, unripe peach, wood, and grass. Malts are biscuity, which the maple syrup compliments nicely. Flavor seems to be maltier to start with a caramel, nutty, maple sweetness, but transforms into something more green, hoppy, and bitter by the finish. This does help to cut down the sweetness, but the hops lose their initial fruitiness and turn grassy, minty, and piney which results in something more bitter and dry feeling. Solid medium body and creamy. Things are skewed a little towards the bitter side and the maple is subtle, but this is still pretty nice in an old-school kind of way. Despite the mostly "newer" hop profile, this seems like something Anchor has always brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Very bitter hops, not as sweet as expected (which is a plus in my books), but there are hints of caramel and maple in the aftertaste. Crisp and delicious beer.

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.