Hayride Autumn Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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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
Ranking:
#33,821
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
187
pDev:
13.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 33
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

Photo of WellRested518
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Burnt amber with a fluffy off-white head and good lacing.

A- Piney hops with a hint of citrus. Ginger is prominent upon the backbone of rye and complimentary orange peel. A bit of caramel.

T- Pine and ginger again, with a wave of rye spice and graham cracker malt.

M- Medium - Creamy mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

O- I realy liked this beer. The rye, ginger, and orange peel work together without overpowering the entire experience. It's pretty dialed in.

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/4/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized rye malts, fruit and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness come in followed by some mild fruit and spice sweetness. There’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of David19457
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tim725
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of johnnnniee
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Bert's
Fairly clear reddish amber color with a frothy off white head. Peppery spicy bready aromas with hints of brown sugar. Lots more malt in the flavor; big caramel and brown sugar with hints of chocolate. Peppery spicy pine cuts through the sweetness quite well. Lingering light ginger and drying wood tannin long after each sip. Its a bit different, and beats the hell out of any pumpkin based autumn ale.

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Photo of RALPHAWESOME
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of freshcarl
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cory_nich
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time Hayride drinker. Fresh off the tap it was great. Looking forward to the rest of the fall with Hayride by my side (or.... In my glass)

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Photo of Cheds
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lambpasty
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpcan17
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JimmySmokes
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jebrew
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%

Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 187 ratings