Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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976 Ratings
Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn RedAnchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

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.

Added by tdm168 on 08-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
976
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
153
For Trade:
0
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Photo of italianstallion
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz, the Anchor custom shaped bottle.

the beer is red in color, slightly sweet malt aroma. I don't pick up any maple in the taste. okay flavor. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malt, caramel, buttery, not that good.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beersilio
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGuyWhoBrokeBad
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prototypic
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- SLA.

A: Beautiful coppery pour that sits dense in the chalice with a frumpy, mashed potato consistency. Pie crust colored head of one inch shows a very good rate of retention. Strong rate of carbonation when backlighted and a finale of thick stratified ring lacing down the vessel.

S: Aroma of sweet toffee-maple syrup first on the nose. Toasty caramel fade. Earthy smell of freshly fallen leaves and a background of dry flowers on the trail.

T: Toasty spicy flowery hops hops against a semi-dry caramel glaze with dry apple spicing, cinnamon and nutmeg. Touch of piney hops and dry citrus peel with hints of peppery, woodsy notes of tree bark is balanced on the finish with some honey-malt caramel sweetness and bittering hops.

M: Tingly carbonation feel, spicy bite, malty, and lively on the tongue. Creamy consistency with hints of chalkiness left on the tongue.

O: Nice sweet elements of malt with a spicy autumn like hopping and feel. Great fall time beer, with a malty body, and spicing to get in the mood.

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Photo of juicebox
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkazemi
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Madison's Hoboken, NJ

A: nice burnt red, exactly as advertised. S: nothing too apparent, somewhat muted, but a typically nice malt smell. Not getting the maple. T: it's a decent beer, solid red ale, but really not getting the maple in the scent or taste. That let's me down. F: pleasant enough, not boozy, regular red ale. O: this is a good effort but it did not blow me away

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of celts32
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reaaally pretty dark golden peach color. Good head.

Smells just like Anchor Steam.

Tastes like a kinder, gentler Anchor Steam. Honestly, better than the original, of which I'm not a huge fan, despite many honest attempts to like it.

Fantastic mouthfeel. MMmmm. Moderately rich, not overcarbonated, and very fine.

Finish is subtle and well integrated with the flavors of the beer.

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Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of uncleotis
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spiral517
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Reddish-orange with a one-finger head
S: Malty, citrus hops, a hint of maple
T: A citrus/pine hop bite up front, followed by some rye/malt grain. Missing the maple here
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: Tasty just missing the maple other than the nose. If that were more prevalent it would elevate everything a notch

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Light stringy lacing.
The smell had caramel malts up front. Toffee, nuts, and a slight rustic to semi-herbal quality wrapping into the blend.
The taste was malty sweet with a touch of dryness from the toffee and nuts. Light aftertaste of toffee and caramel, decent.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed good.
Overall, good amber, pretty sure I could see myself coming back to in the Autumn

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $1.42
Purchased: Oct. 15, 2015
Consumed: Oct. 19, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 12, 2015

Poured an auburn, clear color with four fingers of khaki white, frothy head, which seemed to settle nicely on the top of the glass. Lots of thin bubble streams coming up along the sides from the bottom of the glass. Uneven, foamy layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down. A nice looking beer.
(Sight - 4.25)

Smelled a good mix of hops and malts. Specifically got buttery malts, maple syrup, nuts, wood, caramel, herbal, toffee, toast and Pacific Hallertau. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted lightly better than the nose. Got toasty bread crust, toasty nuts, bitter wood, caramel, roasted toffee, oak, rustic maple, earthy herbal and booziness lingering on the tongue after. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, woody, boozy finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This was just an OK beer, which is the rule for me on most Anchor beers. (Overall - 3.50)

3.58 | 81 | B

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Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red from Anchor Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 976 ratings.
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