Hayride Autumn Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerKangaroo on 09-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmorris15
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep bronze in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a splotchy cap; very little lacing;

S: ginger, black pepper, and orange rind; a hint of oak;

T: follows the nose initially, but the oak comes on strong from the middle through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: nice complex flavor and aroma; the wood gives the impression of a higher ABV;

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Photo of rorjets
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PSanger
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Awesome color but not as flavorful I believe a beer of this alcohol content and heaviness should be in my opinion.

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Photo of flek
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gabepesce
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shehateme
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopyard57
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One finger bar poured head. Leaves multiple lines of lace. One after each sip. Light brown to dark amber color. Hard to tell but I honk this beer is clear.

Heavily roasted crystal malt sweetness. I also get berry notes.

The taste is far more dry, a bit like a dark lager. No coffee or chocolate. The hop finally shows up in the swallow, becoming strongest in the aftertaste. Dry, nearly rye-like finish. Decent body with an elevated carbonation level. Late in the aftertaste I detect a flavor/smell that reminds me of autumn leaves. I've never tasted this in a beer before. There may also be some pumpkin spices but it is very subtle.

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Photo of themind
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ginger, orange peel with slight oak presence. I like this brew.

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Photo of Sellen
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Badger311
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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