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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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653 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 68 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Ctruskey, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Cotipila, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Hockey_Fan, Sep 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

WDJersey, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

GFD400, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

hooliganlife, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

flexabull, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

finally a new brew from the anchor folks. this one is great, pouring an orangey red color with an inch of off white head, fluffy and lasting. it smells more hoppy than expected, I thought itd a be a sweeter maple amber, but its a dryer red malt nose with citrus and pine in the hop finish, crisp and clean, but also pretty big. the malts aren't dusty dry irish red ones, but they aren't sweet American amber either, sort of a best of both worlds here. the hops don't come in until the end, but pack quite the punch, pushing ipa intensity. I don't hardly taste maple in this at all, as the hops really overshadow it, if its there at all. a very well made beer though, despite its relative imbalance. fuller body, prickly fine micro carbonation, and a fast finish. a perfect fall beer, not totally dissimilar to sierra nevadas flipside red ipa really.

StonedTrippin, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

doowhat, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Rojada1988, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent copper with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Crazy lacing & nice head retention

S: Faint maple syrup notes & faint maltyness & leafy hops

T: Faint maple syrup notes, much dryness & leafy hops up front. Astringent bitterness mixes with faint maple flavor, plus woody dryness as this warms, way too dry. Finishes bone dry, with leafy hops & the sensation of pinesol & a touch of grapefruit

MF: Light bodied with somewhat firm carbonation

This is a combo that just didn't work for me. The last couple of beers from Anchor were duds to me. Not sure what I'm gonna do with the other 5 of these, maybe see how they taste ice-cold. $10 down the drain...

russpowell, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

OldTime, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

greg4579, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

XavierMuskies, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Clear, coppery red with a thick, foamy off white head.

CItric, fruity hops upfront, and finishes with malty, slightly sweet notes.

Medium body, foamy carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

I was quite surprised with the hop presence in this. I went into it expecting a malt-forward beer, accentuated by the maple used. The hops though, are the first thing you notice, and are then complimented by the malty, slightly sweet maple notes. Surprising, but well done.

vkv822, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - slight haze to the diluted tangerine brew. A finger or more of light mocha head, sticky and slow to fade.

Aroma - bright citrusy character, pineapple and pink grapefruit. A sweet smelling amber.

Taste - hardy grains with a biscuity undertone, caramel and malt in support. The hops have excellent balance, all the bitterness of an amber without washing away the sweetness of the grain and maple. The swallow allows the bitterness its moment, ending with grapefruit pith and a dry palate.

Mouthfeel - smooth, plenty crisp, good weightiness for the style.

Overall - great fall session beer from Anchor.

brewdlyhooked13, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

TrojanRB, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

111213forlife, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

vermilcj, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

zeff80, Sep 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

FleetwoodMatt, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Buttermilk, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bowling pin bottle poured into a pint glass. The bigleaf maple caught me off guard thinking this was a maple/pumpkin beer seasonal. Guess I've been in California too long to actually read the label. Pours a clear ight amber with a robust cap of off white foam. Nice retention and light lace follow.

Offers a nice spicy hop aroma up front with balanced caramel emerging as the beer warms. Nicely balanced and relatively dry for an amber. Touch of pine and perfume bounce around in the background.

Flavor follows with light and balanced spice and caramel muddled a bit by some maple influence. Again quite hop forward for the style and with a light level of sweetness. Feel is smooth and well carbonated. Finish is slightly sweet yet cut short by the hop spice armada on the close.

This is my kind of Amber. Not a fan of crystal malts in IPA's, I welcome their relatively restrained use here for the style. Restrained by lack of complexity to a degree for sure, but a pleasant and easy quaff. And quite fresh as well.

HalfFull, Sep 23, 2013
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.