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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 17
Gots: 97 | 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:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-09-2013

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.
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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is amber, transparent, head is tan and dense and thick (1/2 inch or so), lacing nicely and leaving a ring.

Smell is subtle, pleasant, clean pale malt, hint of caramel and toast, hops are interesting and pleasant, mix of earthy and citrus. Maple is noted as it warms to room temperature.

Taste is mild pale malt mixed with caramel, toast, hints of light maple possibly, hops are pleasant and bitter, citrus and earthy balance.

Mouthfeel is very nice, solid bitterness covering the sweeter notes of this ale.

Overall, a very pleasant, unique ale, maple is subtle in the taste and nose, hop blend works well with malt profile.

Photo of jkrich
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a code dated 12 oz. bottle: clear, reddish and copper color with a sustained, fluffy off-white head.

I was a little surprised and very pleased by the aroma: sweet and syrupy malt with a very nice resinous hop aroma.

The flavor begins with a solid malty base with an unexpected yeasty, bready flavor. The lingering piney hop flavor balances the ale nicely and keeps it refreshing. As the ale warms, the soft and malty profile begins to dominate.

The body is medium with a flavorful but slightly thin mouthfeel. The carbonation is restrained with a pleasant semi-sweet lingering bitterness.

Regardless if you can really taste maple syrup, this is a quaffable and uniquely flavored ale. It was good enough to consider purchasing another six pack before the season is over.

Photo of Marty91
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jspaner
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Scrylol
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger bubbly head with lots of lacing. Beautiful golden amber body color, really does remind me of autumn.

Not sure what I was really expecting here. Aroma seems to consist of citrus, grassy and hoppy notes. Slight graininess to it. Can't pick up any maple syrup or malty notes.

Pretty bitter, not very balanced. Slight caramel malt in the background. Dominant citrus, tropical, and grassy notes on the tongue. Bit of graininess flavor to it. Can't pick up any maple syrup.

Nice carbonation and decent body feel to it.

I dunno, just like some other users here I can't seem to pick up any maple syrup. What I do get though is lots of citrus and grassy hop flavors. Pretty bitter and unbalanced, small malty presence.

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy dense brown/orange with a small head and some lacing.

Well balanced aroma between caramel malts and grapefruit hops. Malt side almost has a candy-like sugar daddy aroma that compliments mild citrus notes.

Taste is more on the hoppy side with grapefruit rind coming through. Not as balanced as the nose and not as smooth as I was hoping. Bitterness is prevalent and lingering at the end.

Medium-full body perhaps due to added sugar additions in maple syrup. Pretty nice.

Not a bad Amber. Flavorful and balanced and perfect for a fall day.

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of 57md
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured copper in color with two big fingers of off-white head. The head retained well and left complex layers of thick lacing. Other than the faint essence of hops, the nose is pretty bland. The flavor is light with a dry finish. There are no discernible maple notes in the nose or the flavor - bummer.

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bum732
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

S: Rich, sweet vienna malt, touch of maple, woodiness, almost soft ceder like, sandalwood heavy.

L: Fairly clear, reddish brown, creamy white head that dissipates. Solid lacing.

T: Vienna-like malt, slightly woody, semi-sweet. An herbal undercurrent lingers with the hops. Medium low woody/herbal bitterness. Finishes quite dry with residual herbalness.

M: Medium high carbonation, provides a "zing" on the palate. Medium light bodied.

Really solid. Not sure if the maple comes through, but still very enjoyable.

Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear rich amber with a large fluffy slight off white head that settles very slowly into a frothy mass.Mainly nutty malts in the nose alog with lighter biscuit sweetness and citric hops.More dry on the palate than I was expecting,earthy/nuttiness with some biscuit malt,the maple is lightly detected,leafy/herbal hops in the finish.Not a bad little beer,it's not a big hopped up amber but has nice malty flavors with just enough hops.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of westcott
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Brewer1980
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TR0219
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of thlayli87
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Beer pours a clear amber with 2-3 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Excellent lacing and head retention. This is a beautiful beer.

S - Very aromatic. I smell a complex blend of floral, fruity, and piney hop aromas. Faint notes of biscuit as well.

T - Moderate sweetness, then the aforementioned hops show themselves. Dry, biscuity finish. Very nice.

M - Medium bodied with some nice creaminess.

O - Nice balance. Crisp and refreshing. Moderate level of hoppiness but not overdone. Just what I was in the mood for. I'm impressed with this beer and pleasantly surprised at how much I like it. Will definitely seek it out again.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear rusty orange with a fluffy, sandstone 2 finger head. Great retention. Leaves a fair layer of suds across the surface, along with chunks of lacing around the glass.

Smell - Malt and maple sweetness off-set by a grounded earthy bitterness.

Taste - Pretty much follows the nose. Malts dominate the forefront with caramel, toffee and maple sweetness. Balances out mid-taste and toward the finish. Bitterness is earthy and peaks with a grassy bite. Aftertaste consists of a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with a lively carb bite. Smooth. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - One of the better offerings in Anchor's line-up, IMO. Nice balance. Nice flavors. It's no world-beater, but certainly one I'd tend to buy from time to time.

Photo of eulerthegrape
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
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