Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours a brilliant reddish amber with a thick, frothy head that dissipates very slowly, leaving sheets of frilly lacing.
Citrus and tropical fruit dominate the initial aroma, with resin and pine adding contrast. Notes of grapefruit, mango, and kiwi ate evident. Malt is a slightly nutty afterthought. Maple surfaces after hop aroma fades.
Flavor is somewhat off. There's an initial banana ester note, followed by resin and tropical fruit, finishing fairly bitter and harsh. Toasted, nutty malt surfaces mid palate, but is dominated by the hop barrage. Needless to say, maple flavor is tough to find. Floral hops emerge add it warms, along with a soapy character.
Body is thin, with moderate carbonation and a fair amount of alcohol warmth.
Great aroma, albeit overdone for the style. Think there may be some fermentation issues. The harsh finish was offputting, as well. Too bitter for my palate.
09-04-2013 01:03:44 | More by barczar
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.