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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

743 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 141
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.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-09-2013)
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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.

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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.

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.