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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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674 Ratings
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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 132
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 GarthDanielson
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a caramel brown coloring with a filmy, clingy, off-white head and steady carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of roasted caramel in the backbone, with subtle sugary maple highlights. Pretty balanced, light, and sweet. Flavors are toasted and tangy caramel, with woody notes, hints of maple sugar sweetness, and a roasted character, with some subtle citrus hops notes peeking through here and there, too. Smooth, light body, with a tangy sweet, almost cloying aftertaste. Light, slightly frothy finish, with a caramel linger.

GarthDanielson, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of sierratwohearted
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%

big NW hop aroma, deep amber-red color with big 3 finger head. floral hops, caramel malt...the maple flavor is understated-which i love, and it may lead to the smoothness of the mouth feel. a great hoppy autumn beer, with a very balanced toasted malt backbone.

sierratwohearted, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Kevinpitts
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Kevinpitts, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.8/5  rDev +7%

stephenjmoore, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of conundrum2k
3/5  rDev -15.5%

conundrum2k, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of nightsky
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nightsky, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of kw_pip
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Light hopped malt with sweet balance

kw_pip, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of IreRican
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

IreRican, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

wattoclone, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a medium fluffy off white head, good lacing and head retention. Aroma is citrus earthy hops and fruity upfront with some caramel malt, yeast and sweet maple notes. Taste starts off with citrus earthy hops bitterness, slowly mellows out with a sweet caramel malt and maple flavor on the ending. Palate is a medium body, smooth with good carbonation, mild sticky mouth feel.. The finish is a combination of earthy pine hops and sweet malt and maple flavor on the end for balance, ending has a lingering hops and maple flavor. Overall a tasty fall treat and enjoyable brew.

Samp01, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

timmy2b, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of BrewThru_29
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BrewThru_29, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

BigDaddyJohn, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Weavagra, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

poonzr, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of fuzzbalz
4/5  rDev +12.7%

fuzzbalz, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BarrelAgedG, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

richkrull, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of GeoChase90
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

GeoChase90, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of EmptyPockets
4/5  rDev +12.7%

EmptyPockets, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of monotremata
3/5  rDev -15.5%

monotremata, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Nage37, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

noperative, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

andrewdanks, Sep 22, 2014
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.