Hayride Autumn Ale
Baxter Brewing Co.

Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale
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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #196
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,429
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 13.48%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
188
From:
Baxter Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Fall
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale
Notes: As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable.
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A - Very cloudy dark amber with two fingers of off white head, little patches of lacing, lots of yeast floating around.
S - Pepper, rye, toasted caramel, light herbal scent, biscuits, a hint of smoke.
T - Lots of sweet malt mixed with that peppery rye spice.
M - Semi dry after it lays on your palate for a while, but still very chewy.
O - Its ok, not my favorite beer at all, could benefit from more balance.

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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 188 ratings