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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red - Anchor Brewing Company

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667 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 70 | 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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2/5  rDev -43.7%

brpendergast85, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

BodiesLexus, Oct 12, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -9.9%

Mikel772, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Svendozen, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed copper-amber color with a one finger of fizzy white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt smell. Along with these smells come aromas of a maple syrup smell as well as some notes of a more piney and grassy hop nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly bready and lightly roasted taste with a moderate showing of a hop flavor of a more pine like nature. The hop is much heavier upfront then I would have anticipated from the nose, with it being accompanied by a bit of the caramel sweetness that was present in the nose. As the taste advances so too do the sweeter and the hoppy flavors of the brew, all while the bready and malt flavors remain largely constant. The increase in hop is a mix of more grapefruit as well as some flavors of pine and herb while the addition of sweet is a mix of caramel and maple syrup. In the end with the increase in sweet and the hop increase as well, one is left with a rather nicely and surprisingly hopped sweeter red ale flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the style and the only 6 % abv. the feel is rather nice, balancing quite well the sweeter, hoppy and malty flavors of the brew and making for an easy drinking feel overall.

Overall – This was a nice, rather sweeter, but very pleasantly hopped red ale. This one is rather enjoyable overall.

Darkmagus82, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

makeitavintage, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mikefuski17, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

420Rick, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

krome, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, clean maple-amber with a huge head of tan bubbles. Gorgeous, ornate, and heavy-duty spiderweb lacing.

Nose is malty and toasty, but subtle. Not much maple detectable here, I’m afraid.

Taste is rich and malty, and here’s where the maple syrup comes into play much better. I get the sweet maple playing on the palate alongside more bitter citrus hops tones. Very well-balanced! I am very happy with this ideal Fall seasonal brew, as it perfectly captures the spirit of Fall while remaining subtle, unique, and enjoyable.

secondtooth, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ColForbinBC, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mrjez, Oct 08, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottling code 4GV on the back label. Another new one to me from Anchor Brewing Co., acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Red ale brewed with maple syrup". Sounds nice enough.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice reddish amber color; somewhat cloudy with about a finger of thick off-white lacing that lingers for a good while. Leaves behind some good fat streaks of lacing. Looks nice. 4

S - The smell is yeasty above anything else - some fruity apple, cream, and biscuity malts are there also. Some slight alcohol phenols noticeable. Nothing in the aroma that I would describe as maple syrup, either. 3

T - Taste follows the nose - bitter, earthy, bready, malty, & yeasty. A fruity, overripe apple sort of taste is there also. There is perhaps a touch of sweetness, but again nothing that I would describe as tasting like maple syrup. Yeasty, above all else, I would say. 3.5

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, and creamy. Easy drinking for the 6.00% abv. Medium-full bodied with good carbonation. Bitter and malty on the finish. 3.5

Overall, an interesting beer, but not entirely what I was expecting. Anchor is usually pretty hit or miss for me, and this one didn't really do it. Not bad by any means, I would be willing to have it again, I just don't know how well it works as a maple syrup infused red ale.

Anchor Brewing BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red -----3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

oldvines, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

It pours a dark red, very clear, color with a short lived, two finger head. The nose is mostly apple worth a slight citrus edge and a familiar anchor malt flavor. The Flavor is sweet, still quite apple-y, and a nice buttery mouthfeel. Good not great.

BenwayPHD, Oct 07, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -8.2%

cmq103, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

psoriasaurus, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

AxlSkull, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

drewone, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rydev24, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

d_brommer_nh, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

williahd, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

probert, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Hood1616, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

FlussigkeitMut, Oct 04, 2014
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.