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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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715 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 14
Gots: 82 | 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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Ratings: 715 | Reviews: 140 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BogAl
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BogAl, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of orange85
3/5  rDev -15.5%

orange85, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of DCHritz
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%

DCHritz, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Prairiephoenix
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Sweet opening notes. Nice bitter finish. Tried on tap

Prairiephoenix, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%

Mark-Leggett, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of archyquaffer
4/5  rDev +12.7%

A moderate pour produces an off-white, chunky, sticky head. The beer is a pale amber with medium carbonation.

Nice fruity whiffs from the hops. I perceive definite notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and a grassy pungency that, together with the caramel malts and touch of maple, actually suggest a maple leaf. Lingering fruity notes and a semi-dry finish round out the tasting.

Another excellent Anchor brew and perfect for the Fall season.

archyquaffer, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Kallenovsky
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Kallenovsky, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of ElJosharino
3/5  rDev -15.5%

ElJosharino, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

warnerry, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

CwrwAmByth, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Rhaegar18
3/5  rDev -15.5%

It starts off with some strong malt noes followed by a wave of super piney hops notes but it wasn't necessarily to my liking

Rhaegar18, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

116guy, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

factoide, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of JohannDerWingman
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Bitter, bitter, bitter. No likey. No maple flavor either. None, just hops. Yech.

JohannDerWingman, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BabaBeer, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.01/5  rDev +13%
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!

NeroFiddled, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

rawfish, Nov 04, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

Tomacho, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of wiscokid920
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Fits fall perfectly. Nice malty base beer with a touch of additional maple syrup sweetness on the back end. Very well balanced with a nice orange vest and spice/earthy spice presence to compliment. Good Stuff!

wiscokid920, Nov 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

KeyWestGator, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kingslotty, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 355ml bottle with a BB of July 2015. Acquired quite a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a red ale with a hint of maple syrup (including syrup from the Bigleaf Maple).

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy coppery-marmalade hue with some floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of caramel malt with a touch of fruitiness; hints of husky grain, caramel, stewed leaves, ale yeast, faint maple syrup and a twinge of sugar. Slightly sweet, with harsh cardboard lurking in the background.

T: Tastes of caramel malt with a mild fruity character and an acrid dry finish. Notes of caramel, husky grain, stewed leaves, fruity ale yeast, faint maple syrup, a hint of brown sugar and harsh cardboard. Faintly sweet, followed by a abrasive bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and decent body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of harsh stewed leaves/cardboard, caramel malt and vague fruitiness.

O: Can't say this is going down well, but it's possible I've had the bottle for too long. Looks alright, however the aroma and flavour posssess a leafy harshness along with subdued caramel malt and a twinge of maple syrup. Body is OK. I reckon the hop aroma has faded away somewhat. Not the best red ale I've tried.

jazzyjeff13, Oct 31, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Ngntjp, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

pjkelley82, Oct 31, 2014
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.