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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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546 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 44 | 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 dwren89
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber red with gold highlights an a puffy off white head, great clarity

Aroma: sweet caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar, toasted bread,

Taste: malty, with brown sugar and caramel sweetness with a hint of maple syrup on the finish. Some definite bitterness on the finish to balance

Mouthfeel: crisp like a fall day, medium-high carbonation, medium body

Overall: Really good. A great seasonal beer for the fall showcasing brown sugar, caramel, toasted bread, and maple syrup notes that are all balanced by some moderate bitterness on the finish

dwren89, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +12.7%

MacStinson, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Troville1990, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Wedcat
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Wedcat, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of TwoTrees
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My Seahawks won last night...let's celebrate with a new beer!

A: A clear, russet red. Good foamy head that lingers.

S: Clean, warm malt, hop florals, pine.

T: Nicely hopped, piney, faint maple, bitter finish on the back end. To be honest, I was expecting more maple, but it's a very trace amount.

M: Refreshing, lightly carbonated.

Overall: This is a good red ale, and a fine beer from the folks at Anchor. However, it's not exactly as advertised as I got very little maple from it despite it's other positive attributes. I would certainly not refuse if offered, but probably won't seek out.

TwoTrees, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of cozmo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

cozmo, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of agreenman19
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

agreenman19, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

claspada, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Denoas
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Denoas, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Davepoolesque, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -15.5%

marct, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

sd123, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of redleg64
3/5  rDev -15.5%

redleg64, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Proclarush
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Proclarush, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of 2GOOFY
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

2GOOFY, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +12.7%

jaxon53, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

YeastEnthusiast, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JakeDebus, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jeffthepony, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of JohnnyK
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JohnnyK, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Father_Raybob
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Gorgeous Amber with a brilliant copper-red hue and tan head that dissipates about three sips into a pint.

Nose - Just-made caramels, un-ripe citrus notes from the hops; pretty simple.

Taste - Hops are moderate on the attack, nice velvety mouthfeel and a pleasantly bitter finish. Very simple ale that is more reminiscent of homebrew than something from anchor brewing.

Overall - not impressive but an average quality amber ale for the fall.

Father_Raybob, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JTomczak, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Really good color on this. Clear reddish copper hue with a 1/2 finger cream colored head. Minimal lace.

S: Toasted malt, some earthy hops, burnt caramel and some vanilla. Some spicy, earthy hops as well.

T: Opens alright, but never really turns into much. Light toast and caramel malt with some earthy hops on the backend. Finish brings some pine resin, but it's pretty mild. Almost more of a piny sourness. I was hoping for a hint of the maple, but I never really found it here. Not bad, but not anywhere near the top of the fall beer list.

notchucknorris, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of popery
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

popery, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Morey, Sep 13, 2013
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.