Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn RedAnchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Anchor Big Leaf Maple Autumn Red Ale - 6% ABV US Amber Ale - Consumed October 16/2014.

A: Hazy dark orange with three fingers of cream white foam and thick sheets of lacing on the pint glass. Lots of bubbles in the body. Head and lace retain quite well. A fantastic looking beer.

S: Floral, grassy, herbal and earthy hops, maple syrup, toasty malt, sultanas, orange marmalade, caramel, red grapefruit, and perfume. Typical Anchor hop profile meets classic Red Ale aromas with subtle maple notes. A very appealing nose.

T: Herbal, grassy and floral hops, light maple sweetness, toasty malt, red grapefruit, caramel, orange jujube, grassy-juicy hop astringency precedes a mildly bitter and lemony-dry finish. About as good as it gets for a sweetened amber ale; damn tasty and fairly complex for what it is.

M: Medium-full body, creamy carbonation, grassy-juicy hop astringency transitions to a long, lightly bitter and drying finish. A balanced and enjoyable palate.

O: An unusually complex and flavourful Amber Ale that's well worth a purchase.

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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +5%

Pours a medium amber color with a white head. The aroma is hoppy with a hint of sweetness. For a beer named autumn maple, there is not much maple flavor, but the hops character is strong, piney and has a hint of citrus. Really tasty beer. Full bodied ale with notes of caramel and hops. Well carbonated and easy to drink. Enjoyable.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.92/5  rDev -19.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright caramel color with a massive head of dense, lumpy foam. Initial smell is juicy fruit and wild berries, followed by grapefruit, unripe peach, wood, and grass. Malts are biscuity, which the maple syrup compliments nicely. Flavor seems to be maltier to start with a caramel, nutty, maple sweetness, but transforms into something more green, hoppy, and bitter by the finish. This does help to cut down the sweetness, but the hops lose their initial fruitiness and turn grassy, minty, and piney which results in something more bitter and dry feeling. Solid medium body and creamy. Things are skewed a little towards the bitter side and the maple is subtle, but this is still pretty nice in an old-school kind of way. Despite the mostly "newer" hop profile, this seems like something Anchor has always brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Very bitter hops, not as sweet as expected (which is a plus in my books), but there are hints of caramel and maple in the aftertaste. Crisp and delicious beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 977 ratings.
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