Hayride Autumn Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

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Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darker shade of orangey chestnut brown in color. Forms a very large off-white colored head that slowly reduces to a thick surface coating. Moderate lacing. Aroma is rye malts, piney hops, and a slight metallic quality. Taste begins with a good dose of toasty caramel malts along with a mild sweetness. A blend of woodsy and piney hops and a fairly appreciable rye spiciness. Full bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Moderate bitterness.
A nice beer. Very autumnal. Appreciate that, while this is a full flavored beer, the oak aging and spices aren't overdone.

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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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